Author Archives: Alison Johnson

My other life…

I know that some of you know that my family had also just started an alpaca farm. The animals are very inquisitive and cute and each has its own personality. So, when I’m not testing eyes,I’m mucking out or feeding these gorgeous animals. Life is never dull! I couldn’t resist sharing this picture of Ajax with you – it makes me smile.

Children’s Frames

If your child needs glasses it is very important that he or she feels happy wearing them and that the glasses fit well and feel comfortable. We love seeing children here at Lindsay and Johnson; we make the eye examination fun and we have a great range of frames. We advise you on the correct fit of the glasses and make whatever adjustments are required to ensure that your child is happy wearing glasses. Book an appointment for your child now on 01382 224620, or ring or email us for more information. The good eyesight of your child is priceless.

New Frame Ranges

We choose our frame ranges very carefully with you in mind. Since the New Year we have chosen fantastic frames from four new ranges; Mango, Nordic, Brooklyn and Tokyo Tom. Tokyo Tom are Japanese-inspired and are incredibly light and stylish. Mango are made in beautiful colours with strong, bold shapes. Nordic are also made from a very light material with revolutionary joints and sides. They come in cool, clear colours. Brooklyn are a young-at-heart range, with an urban, cutting-edge vibe.
If you would like to see any of these new frames call in and see us. We’ll take the time and trouble to frames that really suit you.

Talking About Eyes

Yesterday I gave a talk about eyehealth to a friendship group in Stobswell, Dundee. The talk seemed well-received and I had loads of questions at the end. If you would like me to talk to your Guild, club or society in the Dundee area, ring the practice and we’ll arrange it. I don’t need any technology- I bring laminated cards.

New Year: New You

It’s that time of year again – the time when we all make new resolutions- how many have you given up on already? How about a new image though? We have some great ranges of glasses, and if you don’t know what suits you our specially-trained, friendly staff can advise you on what sort of frame and lenses suit your face, colouring and prescription. There is no obligation to buy and we make the experience fun and relaxing. Book an appointment and we can help make a New You for 2016.

Christmas Eyes

The practice is looking beautifully sparkly as we run up to Christmas, and we are remaining busy. I seem to do quite a few home visits at this time of year, travelling to patients who, through ill-health, cannot manage to come into the practice. I really enjoy my “days out”- people are very kind, and often cheery in the face of their difficulties.

In the midst of all the activities, spare a thought for your eye-health; eat up all those lovely sprouts (I really do love them) and carrots and don’t spend all day in front of the television- a little gentle exercise can give your eyes, as well as your tummy, a break!

Meanwhile, a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year to you all.

Independent Opticians in Scotland offer Free NHS Eye Examinations Too

Pretty as a Picture in One of our Stylish Frames
Pretty as a Picture in One of our Stylish Frames

Did you know that all Opticians in Scotland offer free NHS Eye Examinations?- so you can come to a small, friendly Optician’s practice like ours and get all the personal, individual attention you need. We tailor the examination to your requirements and explain our findings. If you need glasses we have worked really hard to discover great frame ranges to offer you, and we advise you on the lenses that best meet your requirements. If you don’t need glasses,we are still very happy to see you and reassure you about the health of your eyes. If you have any worries about your eyes or eyesight, or just need a routine eye examination, we are the people to come to- Lindsay and Johnson Opticians and Contact Lens Centre, Dundee.

What Do We Do?

I’m Alison, the one in the middle, and I examine eyes and fit contact lenses, take measurements and fit glasses, but I couldn’t manage this with out my brilliant support team of Lorna, Vikki and June (not pictured). They’re the ones who will answer the phone, warmly greet you when you come in, help you choose your new frames (and they’ve developed a third eye- pun intended- that seems to see exactly which is the right frame for you) and generally keep on top of the paperwork, boss me around and keep me right. I’m very lucky to have such a great set of optical assistants.

The Dream Team
The Dream Team: Lorna, Alison and Vikki