Drage and Tozer Opticians partner Sandra Tozer is retiring this month after nearly 45 years as a qualified Dispensing Optician.
Following in the footsteps of her father who was a manufacturing optician, Sandra graduated from City University, spending her early years with a multiple optician she has spent the last 23 years building up the successful Sudbury independant practice Drage and Tozer Opticians with business partner Helen Drage.
Helen says ‘Many of the first patients who came into Drage and Tozer as children are now bringing in their own children and grandchildren! Over the
years Sandra has strived to provide the best service for her patients by ensuring that she spent time with them offering them the best quality optical products.’
Asked what practice life was like when she was first qualified Sandra said ‘We were paid the princely sum of £4.50 for the eye examination from the NHS!’
Most of the frames dispensed were the ‘NHS 524′ (similar to the currently popular classic Ray Ban frame) and children had no choice in style just colour, blue for boys and pink for girls.’
Sandra and Helen moved their practice to Siam Place Sudbury in 2015. Sandra says ‘Moving to Siam has been incredibly successful for Drage and Tozer
and I am proud of what Helen and I have acheived. We have a super team and I feel that I am leaving the practice on a high! Helen and our talented team will continue to maintain the reputation and high standards we have built up over the years. I am ready to retire and want particularly to spend more time with my family and perhaps have time to take holidays and even just sit and watch the world go by. I have been overwhelmed with cards and messages from patients!’
Helen said ‘Sandra will be missed by patients and staff and has been my friend and colleague for most of my career. The staff and I are very proud to be able to continue the tradition and values which Drage and Tozer has become renowned for- friendly, local service, quality eyewear and exceptional eye care.
We all wish Sandra a very happy retirement.’
25th May 2018 the date that the new data protection laws came in to place. Recently everybody has been talking about GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulations is an evolvement of the old data protection act.) and here at Drage and Tozer we can assure you that your data privacy is very important to us.
As always our patients can be confident that they have our best attention at all times.
Sudbury born Katie Kenny was at Great Cornard Upper school before completing her degree at Cardiff University.
Helen Drage said ‘We are pleased to welcome experienced optometrist Katie Kenny to Siam Place! She has a busy couple of months ahead as she gets married in May!’
Katie is quickly settling in and said ‘ I am excited to join a happy team who provide excellent patient care’
The new frames have arrived from Booth and Bruce Eyewear!
Booth and Bruce Eyewear was born in the 1990’s out of the desire to see an English brand deliver funky, fashionable frames to the more forward thinking eyewear connoisseur. Also available in prescription sunglasses!
Come in and try some!
Tinnitus Awareness Week next week
Jason Searle our hearing care consultant will be in practice Tuesday 6th Feb from 9.00 to 11.00 am to see patients and discuss tinnitus and how it might affect them. Sessions are already getting booked so if you are interested please call 01284 754100 to book a slot!
We are closing 4.00pm Saturday 23rd December 2017.
We open again on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 9am.
May we take this opportunity to wish everybody a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year
Thank you for choosing Drage and Tozer Opticians.
Have you struggled with driving vision since the clocks went back?
Darker mornings and evenings mean tougher driving conditions. Reflections and glare from headlights, street lights, traffic lights and shops disturb our eyes creating discomfort and lower visual acuity.
Drage and Tozer are pleased to be dispensing the new Essilor Road Pilot lens with 90% less refelction at night, leading to a decrease in glare discomfort.
We have a number of patients who have just collected their first pairs and have already received this very enthusiastic feedback…..
“I wanted to thank you for my new driving glasses which are a single lens with antiglare properties. They are absolutely amazing! They have virtually transformed my vision, everything is clearer and sharper as though windows have been cleaned! I even prefer them in the daytime as I notice my eyes don’t feel tired or sore.
I would recommend these lenses to everyone!”
A.N Nov 2017
Please note we will be closed Monday 28th August 2017 for the Bank Holiday.
We wish you all a lovely Bank Holiday weekend as it even looks like we should all have some good weather!!
Sudbury Opticians, Drage and Tozer attend National British Contact Lens Clinical Conference in Liverpool!
Dawn Jordan and Helen Drage are back in practice this week after attending the British Contact Lens clinical conference.
Helen said ‘ it was an exciting weekend especially learning about the future of smart contact lenses ( for drug delivery and glucose measuring) and hearing the results of 3 year trial of myopic management lenses. Amazing to think that results seem to show we can now influence myopia progression in some children!’
Free hearing tests now available at Drage and Tozer Opticians in association with bloom hearing specialists.
Next week, 15-21st May, is Deaf Awareness Week and we at Drage and Tozer Opticians will celebrate this by officially launching our association with Hearing Aid Audiologist Jason Searle of bloom hearing specialists. You are invited into the practice to meet Jason on the morning of Friday 19th May where he’ll answer your questions and provide information and support surrounding hearing loss.
Jason will be holding regular clinics at Drage and Tozer Opticians and Helen Drage said, “We’re very excited to offer hearing tests alongside our eye care.” explaining, “So many of our patients are suffering from hearing loss and we are looking forward to offering patients old and new an even more complete service through our partnership with bloomhearing specialists here at Drage and Tozer, Siam Place.”
To arrange your free hearing consultation appointment at Drage and Tozer Opticians please call bloom hearing specialists on 01284 754 100.