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Funeral Service - John Nixon

date: 01-02-2022

Please see details for the webcast of John's funeral on Friday 4th February

John Arthur Nixon

Gwent Crematorium, Cwmbran - Defauult Chapel

Friday 04/02/2022 12:30

Use the PIN below to access the webcast

Webcast Login PIN 954-8825



John Nixon

date: 11-01-2022

It is with great sadness that we must let you know of the passing of Chris' dad John at the age of 87. Many of you will have fond memories of John from his 12 years with the practice prior to his early retirement following a stroke.

John was a loving family man with 4 children and 9 grandchildren and is survived by his lovely wife Barbara who remains in South Wales.

John was a real gentleman in every sense of the word and though 25 years on, is often remembered here within the practice most affectionately by staff and patients alike. I am sure that his memory will live on through those that were fortunate to know him.

Brand new Contact Lens

date: 16-12-2020

We are delighted to have been chosen by Alcon as one of the first practices in the country to make available their new daily disposable contact lens -  Precision 1. This lens employs smart surface technology with an increasing water gradient from core to surface that promises to be a game changer for contact lens related dryness and comfort issues.


date: 14-03-2020

Obviously many of you will be concerned at the current situation. We are keeping up to date with the latest advice from Public Health and NHS England but so far it is business as usual albeit with a heightened vigilance with regard to all hygeine factors.

Expert optometric advice form Lyndon Jones, Philip Morgan and Jason Nicols responding to contact lens and spectacle wear is clear:

  • Contact lens wear remains safe and highly effective. Daily disposable lenses MUST be thrown away at the end of each day and durable lenses MUST be disinfected everyday according to manufacturer and eyecare professional instructions
  • Proper handwashing for more than 20 seconds is essential prior to handling contact lenses
  • Disinfect spectacles daily as COVID-19 can remain on hard surfaces for many hours and can be transfered form spectacle frames. This is especially important for reading spectacles that may be handles multiple times and worn in the most part by our more elderly patients

Follow this link for useful worldwide data and aims for the latest delay phase in response to COVID-19


The Yorkshire Vet

date: 17-04-2019

Our optometrist Giles has a family rabbit, Patch who has developed glaucoma. Boroughbridge local vet, Julian Norton asked Giles to monitor Patch's eye pressure as the surgery don't have the equipment. During their discussions, they agreed the removing Patch's eye would be the best option and the director at Chanel 5's "The Yorkshire Vet" felt this would make an interesting story for a piece on the show....watch out for the story - hopefully featuring more of Patch and Giles' daughter Abi than Giles himself who feels he's better suited to our regular radio slot!!

Oliver Kent - World Championship

date: 11-08-2017

We were delighted to hear that Oliver - a member of the GB yachting team and sponsored by Christopher Nixon Optometrists - placed 4th in the recent World Championships held in Holland. Congratulations Oliver!

John & Maddy

date: 09-08-2017

We are delighted to let you know that our Dispensing manager John has tied the knot! He an Maddy enjoyed a wonderful day at Denton Hall and we were priviledged to be a part of the celebrations.

Future Olympian?

date: 16-06-2017

We are delighted to be sponsoring Oliver Kent in his quest to represent GB Sailing at future Olympic Games. Oliver and his family have been patients at Christopher Nixon Optometrists for a good few years and Oliver has been successfully fitted with EyeDream overnight wear contact lenses from No.7 Contact Lens Laboratory who have generously agreed co-sponsorship for the budding yachtsman. These lenses gently reshape Oliver's corneas overnight allowing him the freedom of corrected vision throughout the day and hopefully will contribute to his continued success on the water.

Summer is on the way.....

date: 08-05-2017

With the summer sun hopefully just around the corner, why not check out Maui Jim's lens technology video?   Click to view

Have you seen our Facebook Page

date: 22-12-2016

Christopher Nixon Optometrists Facebook page presents some interesting articles, information and pictures of some of our latest frames. Click the icon or search for Christopher Nixon Optometrists on Facebook.