It’s no secret that this year has been a little different from previous ones! It’s certainly been challenging for a lot of people, but we want to take this opportunity to celebrate some great achievements and our team’s favourite moments from the past year.

Top eyewear brands

It was difficult for our team and customers to choose just one winner, so we’re pleased to name both Tom Ford eyewear and Sea2See as our leading eyewear brands of 2020!

Tom Ford eyewear was 2020’s most popular range among our customers, and rightly so! Defined as the first luxury brand of the 21st century, this collection has drawn attention from both men and women alike. These vintage-inspired frames bring a touch of Hollywood glamour to every day, and with a focus on high-quality materials and exquisite craftsmanship you can rest assured that you’re getting substance and style with a pair of frames from this iconic designer.

From Hollywood stars to the depths of the deep blue, the range of frames from Sea2See brings together environmentally friendly and fashionable design seamlessly. Made entirely from recycled marine plastic such as fishing nets, ropes, lines and bottles, Sea2See is not only reducing plastic pollution in our waters but bringing sustainability and recycling to the forefront in style, with its range of truly unique, innovative eyewear.

Top eyecare services

By far our most favoured eyecare service were our retinal scans this year. With Optomap ultra widefield imaging technology, we can gain a high-resolution 200° view of the retina – significantly more than the 45° image produced from traditional retinal imaging equipment. This non-invasive eye scan is fast, easy and comfortable for everyone, allowing us to accurately detect the earliest signs of eye diseases.

Meanwhile, the Spectralis 4D OCT eye scan captures and creates a 3D cross sectional image of different layers of the back of your eye that also allows us to really look beneath the surface and identify abnormalities or changes to the eye earlier. The scan also ensures we can track even the smallest changes at every visit to get a true 4D view of your eyes.

Both scan images can be stored in your patient records, allowing us to compare current results to previous ones, and can also be carried out at a safe distance from you, ensuring the highest level of infection prevention.

Hear, Hear!

Since opening earlier this year, our in-house hearing care service, Pinnacle Audiology, has become a resounding success with new and existing patients alike. Run by audiologist Stuart Toulcher, who has over 20 years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing an outstanding service, using the latest techniques, equipment and products.

With services including the 3D Otoscan, gone are the days of fiddly and uncomfortable measuring and moulding of the inside of your ears to fit hearing devices. This technology allows us to take precise images of the ear and turn them into a 3D diagram to produce personalised and custom fitted in-ear pieces such as ear molds and hearing aids for the utmost comfort and convenience.

On top of this, our microsuction ear wax removal service is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to ear syringing, which can often lead to ear infections. Using a binocular microscope to look into the ear, a low-pressure compact suction device is used to extract wax quickly and painlessly. Microsuction ear wax removal is currently considered the safest and most effective method on the market, providing immediate relief and less risk of infection.

Looking forward to 2021

We’re hoping that 2021 brings a lot more positivity and we can start to get back to the old normal, but in the meantime rest assured that we continue to take careful measures to make your visit COVID-safe. We’re always here to support people of all ages and from all walks of life with all your eyecare and hearing needs under one roof. Thank you to all our customers for your continued custom and support throughout the year, wishing you a happy new year – see you on the other side!

To book an eye exam, eye scan or hearing test, contact Bunker Opticians in Henley on 01491 412020.