Opening Times

Halloween Novelty Contact Lenses

By on 2017-10-31

Haroon with Sally & Brett


Sally & Brett from BBC Radio Lancashire invited Haroon into the studio to discuss the potential dangers of novelty Halloween contact lenses.

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Flashes & Floaters

By Usman Patel on 2017-09-23

Flashes & Floaters

Floaters appear in our vision as part of the natural ageing process of the eye. They are caused by small pieces of debris that float around in the’ jelly like’ structure called the vitreous humour. The appearance of these floaters increases with age. They tend to appear in people over the age of 40 however,...   Read More

Macular Degeneration

By Usman Patel on 2017-09-22

Age-related problems with the eye

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of sight loss in the world. Over 600,000 people are affected by AMD in the UK. It’s a painless condition that causes you to lose central vision usually affecting both eyes. It mainly affects people over the age of 50.

How does this affect our day-to-day liv...   Read More


By Usman Patel on 2017-09-21

Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, becomes damaged leading to loss of vision if not detected and treated early. It usually occurs when the fluid inside the eye fails to drain properly due to a blockage. This results in a build up of pressure inside the eye which has a negative impact on the optic nerve causing irreparable damage.

Glaucoma is fairly common arou...   Read More


By Usman Patel on 2017-09-20

What are cataracts?

Cataracts occur when cells on the lens of the eye begin to clump together causing it to become less transparent resulting in cloudy vision. The natural crystalline lens is located behind the pupil of our eyes. When light enters our eyes, it passes through the cornea and the len...   Read More

Dry Eye Syndrome

By Usman Patel on 2017-09-19

Do you often suffer from dry, gritty eyes? 

Dry eye syndrome is a fairly common condition that occurs when our eyes don't produce enough tears or they evaporate quickly. The eyes dry out and become irritated, red and often swollen. Dry eye syndrome generally manifests itself when the process of producing tears is disrupted. A fe...   Read More

How important is Your Sight?

By Usman Patel on 2017-09-18

They say the “eyes are the window to the soul.” However, like windows, our eyes work both ways. They are essential in how we view each other coupled with the world around us. Vision is paramount because it is one of our main senses that we rely upon profoundly to connect with our environment and ultimately to keep us alert and safe.

Is there a difference between Sight and Vision?

Sight is technically “sensory” in which light...   Read More

National Eye Health Week

By Usman Patel on 2017-09-15


National Eye Health Week


This year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will commence on the 18th of September 2017. As a practice, we will be promoting the importance and the significance of eye health and the need to have regular sight examinations.Read More

Back To School

By Usman Patel on 2017-08-11



Though we are in the midst of the summer holidays, Tyrrells & Embery Optometry are committed to regular eye care by recommending that parents have their children’s sight examined before they return to their classrooms in a few weeks time.

According to a recent study conduct...   Read More

Hive Awards 2017

By on 2017-04-20


We are delighted to announce that we are finalists for the "Committment to Blackburn & Darwen" category in the 2017 Hive Business Awards!

We will be heading to Ewood Park on Thursday April 27th to present to a panel of judges, why we think we should win this fantastic award. We're all a little nervous but very excited.

Please keep your fingers & toes crossed for us & watch this space for more news :)


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Student Open Evening April 2017

By on 2017-04-12

On Wednesday April 5th we held our first  Student Open Evening at the practice from 3.30pm to 7.30pm. The event was an open invitation for any student interested in a career in optometry to call in for information, see a working practice & to chat with all our staff at every level of optics.

Haroon was able to talk about exam requirements required for budding op...   Read More

World Glaucoma Week 2017

By on 2017-03-16



Glaucoma - The Silent Thief of Sight 

Once a year during World Glaucoma Week each of us has a chance to make a difference in our community. The number of people (aged 40-80) with glaucoma  worldwide was estimated at 64.3 million in 2013. Sadly, this number is expected to rise to 76 million by 2020 !

Enormous efforts wil...   Read More

Mrs Johnson and her LVA appointment

By Admin on 2017-01-26

Let us introduce you to the lovely Mrs Johnson.  At the age of 97, Mrs Johnson still maintains a healthy level of independence and is still looking as fabulous as ever.  

She has recently been struggling with reading the newspaper which is a hobby she loves.  She came...   Read More

Chris's Story

By Admin on 2017-01-23

In July 2016 we had the pleasure of meeting Chris, a bright & bubbly nine year old who just didn't like reading much. He had complained of some difficulty with words "moving around & looking blurry".

First of all, we had to rule out any obvious issues regarding Chris's eyesig...   Read More

As 2016 Comes To An End.....

By Admin on 2016-12-23

As we prepare for the Christmas & New Year Holidays, we would just like to remind all our patients that the practice will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve & we will re-open on Tuesday January 3rd. The answer machine will be available should anyone wish to leave a message which we will attend to on our return in 2017.

It's been another busy year in the practice & its so easy to forget in December some of the fabulous things that have happen...   Read More

Winter Offers

By Admin on 2016-11-28

If you want to pop into practice today we are sure you will be dazzled by our two fantastic winter offers.

All Fendi & Carrera frames now come complete with single vision lenses, anti-refective coated & scratch resistant, for £225 & £179 respectively. Offer can be upgraded to include bifocals or varifocals

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The Season Of Sparkle !

By Admin on 2016-11-23

If you like a little sparkle in your life ( to be honest, who doesn't ) why not pop into the practice to try on one of our fabulous new frames from the latest Murano Collection.


If you order one of these beautiful frames between now & the end of August 2017, your name will be added to Murano's prize draw & the lucky winner will win a three night trip for two i...   Read More

Educating the public for National Eye Health Week

By Admin on 2016-11-02

On Saturday 24th September, we took part in National Eye Health Week campaigning to raise awareness of the importance of having healthy eyes. 

We set up a pop-up stall in the Blackburn Market with a fantastic vantage point to raise awareness of eye health and engaged with members of the public. We answered loads of questions on a whole range of topics,...   Read More

Stay safe in the snow

By Admin on 2015-12-18

The ski season is finally here and no doubt some of you snow lovers are counting down the days until you can put on your skis or jump onto your board.  But before you slalom down the slopes, there’s a few precautions you need to take in order to protect yourself from a dangerous combination of sun and snow. 

Being out and about on the mountains, where the air is that much cooler, can lead to a false sense of security. This can leave you at risk of sunburn and ultima...   Read More