If you do need spectacles or contact lenses, we will lead you through the process of selecting the best for you.
We carry a wide choice of spectacles, from free styles for NHS patients to designer frames so that you can choose the ones to suit your personality and budget. We also provide a wide choice of lenses for spectacles – light-sensitive, thinner, special coatings, for example.
If you prefer contact lenses, we can provide the full range of types available from daily disposables to gas-permeable.
These days there is lots of choice in contact lenses from gas permeable to daily disposable. Which type is best for you depends on your needs. Come and talk to us about your options.
We do a complete assessment and order some trial lenses for you, to help decide which type is best for you. We also ensure that you are comfortable with using your contact lenses before we will send you home with them.
There are a lot of choice to make when your choose you spectacle frames or lenses:
- How thick do the lenses need to be?
- Do I need them lighter?
- Should my lenses change with the light?
- Would night driving lenses work for me?
We are able to discuss your options and suggest the best combination to fit your prescription, fashion sense and your budget.
We stock a wide range of frames from free ones for NHS patients to designer styles.
When it comes to lenses there are plenty of options. Thinner lenses can be produced in different ways, so if you want your lenses thinned down, come and talk to us. We can explain the alternatives, and help you make the right choice for you. Modern coatings and treatments can be almost reflection free, change with the light, and now there is even a lens which barely fogs up when you open that oven door!
Sports enthusiasts can also have swimming, skiing or football goggles to prescription; these may not cost as much as you think. We can also provide prescription safety specs. Please ask.
Brands stocked include:
Anglo American Optical - CoCo Song - Jaguar - Koali - Maui Jim - Mexx - Silhouette - Swarovski - Ted Baker
Fitting and Aftercare
Spectacles can be adjusted to fit you and we are happy to make further adjustments, if they are uncomfortable.
Equally, if you have an accident with your glasses then do bring them in and we will do our best to fix them. Please note it is often easier if you haven't tried to mend them yourself first!
If you have a pair of glasses that you really like, we can usually fit new lenses into the existing frames for you.