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Congratulations to our Ben

Ben Heately has made brilliant progression since starting at Newsome Opticians on an Apprenticeship scheme, working our reception. He has just received the good news that he has passed his Year 1 Optical Technicians course. We are very proud of you Ben!

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Otter trail

Come and meet this beautifully painted Otter, standing proudly outside Newsome Opticians of Ivybridge For details about this worthy project, visit Or click on this link to read the information leaflet What Dartmoor means to us! By Bryn Tomlinson, Jonathan James and Nicola Chislett with support from Alison Dahill and Stevie Borda Yourway Support Group…

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Ted’s eye for detail remains as true to his roots as ever in his coveted optical collection. Quirky distinctive styling meets handcrafted quality, for an ocular spectacular that mixes and matches bold colours and patterns to create unparalleled, individual eyewear. With frames lined in unique prints, and hidden trims concealing messages, Ted’s eyewear is as…

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Have you had your child’s eyes tested?

If you’ve been told that your child is too young to have an eye test, you should only get their eyes tested if they have a problem, or they have to be able to read to have an eye test, read on so your child doesn’t miss out on a vital health check. Opticians can…

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The countryside just got clearer – Joules new range in stock

BLOOMING BRILLIANT EYEWEAR Original prints and bold, bright colours are the main ingredients of the very first Joules eyewear collection. With careful attention to detail there is so much to discover; the Joules signature hare can be found hopping around on tips and inside nose pads and prints run through onto lens cloths. Petite sizing and joyful…

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For the guys………Exalto have arrived!

A 100% MASCULINE COLLECTION MADE OF …combinations of materials, visual effects and finishes. With specific hinges coming from a genuine partnership between engineering and design. Refined, dynamic and comfortable products with a sports feel.  

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Ambassadorial visit to China on behalf of ABDO

Daryl has spent 7 days in China visiting academic institutions and taking in the Vision China conference held in the city of Shenzhen, East China. Representing the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, he and other ABDO colleagues have been running workshops on a range of topics which included, spectacle lens design, frame fitting, prescription interpretation,…

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Daryl elected to serve on the ABDO board

At the closing date for nominations on 9 June 2016 the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) had four candidates validly nominated for election to the board. On 13 July Anthony Blackman accepted a new role at ABDO College and has subsequently withdrawn from the election. Therefore a ballot will not take place in 2016…

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Latest Dior frames at Newsomes, Ivybridge

Discover a wide selection of elegant frames from the designer Christian Dior. Newsome Opticians are very proud to be one of only three registered distributors in Devon, specifically chosen to sell the iconic brand. You can view the new DiorMirrored range of sunspecs as worn be the likes of Jessica Alba or the Diorwidly, favoured by Rosamund…

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Daryl testing students in Kuala Lumpur

       It’s somehow more exhausting than my previous visit Kuala Lumpur to test optical dispensing students last November, however very rewarding! I was working on a new part of the syllabus which always presents a challenge. I was excited to introduce this to the students as they have not done this before. And…

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