This month, we're celebrating 20 years of providing quality eye care in east Belfast. Eric first opened his doors on the Woodstock Road in 1998 and since then the practice has performed over 25,000 eye tests and supplied around 16,000 pairs of glasses.
“I’m thrilled to have reached this 20 year milestone”, Eric says, “and really indebted to all our patients for their kind support and friendship over the years and also to my fantastic staff for their hard work and dedication building the practice up”.
Looking back over the last 20 years, Eric has seen many changes for the better. “There have been major advances in contact lenses, spectacle frames and lenses like varifocals and transitions. In the test room, retinal cameras and other equipment have revolutionized the detection of eye diseases. And there are now greater opportunities than ever for optometrists to get involved in managing conditions like glaucoma, cataracts and red eye.”
As for the future, Eric believes, “eye care is evolving and improving all the time – I can’t wait to see what the next 20 years brings!”.