Lesley Cree, owner of Lesley Cree Opticians in Radcliffe on Trent, tells us what’s on her Christmas wish list, and what’s next for her sector in 2017.
We are expanding at such a rate that I’d really like Santa to bring me a brilliant new practice receptionist and a new eye testing room so that I can reduce waiting times for appointments.
Having launched a new online business called “Sunnies” to sell designer sunglasses at major events across the UK, my prediction for 2017 is for 365 days of brilliant sunshine! I’d also like to wave my magic wand and make everyone aware of the importance of having a regular eye test. It would also save lives. Over 3,000 road casualties are caused in the UK each year by drivers whose vision has deteriorated since they passed their driving examination such that they would now fail the eye site test! It’s also been proven that poor eyesight can be a root cause of bad behaviour in children at school because they can’t read properly and become distracted.