We pride ourselves on taking time with each individual patient which is why we have longer than the average sight test times of 30 minutes. This gives the optometrists time to thoroughly check your eyes and then answer any queries you may have.
One of our qualified optometrists will check the health of your eyes and check for any eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. If the optician does pick up any symptoms of these conditions they will assess you and potentially refer you on.
The optician will also check your vision to see if there has been a change in your prescription. They will then advise you if you do or do not need glasses and pass you on to a member of the dispensing team who will be able to advise on the types of lens that would work best for you.
We provide NHS, private and children’s sight tests. If you are unsure as to whether you qualify for a free NHS sight test please visit:
Both of these tests are available during your sight test. They can identify common conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma as they capture images and cross-sectional scans of the eye. This gives the optomestrist lots more information about the health of your eyes.
For more information on the OCT scan and the conditions it can identify, please see this link.
CONTACT LENS CHECK
We provide a range of contact lens services to suit your individual needs. One of these services is the contact lens direct debit scheme where you can pay for your lenses monthly and they will be delivered to your door. We can offer a range of contact lens types including: daily disposables, fortnightly lenses, monthly lenses, gas permeable and multifocal. The optometrist will be able to advise you on which would best suit your lifestyle needs. If you are considering trying contact lenses for the first time you can do so with a free contact lens trial making sure that the lenses work for you before you make a decision.
If you are a contact lens wearer it is vital to have a contact lens check once a year so that the optometrist can check the health of your eyes and that the type of contact lenses you are using are still suitable.
Covid 19 Urgent Eyecare Service
We know how important you eye health is. This is why we are part of the Covid 19 urgent eyecare service during these difficult times. This is an NHS appointment based service where we can provide assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye conditions. So if you wake up with a painful eye or eye symptoms that you are unsure of, call us on 061 430 2037 to make your free appointment.
We have an onsite lab with a bank of single vision lenses meaning that, depending on your prescription and frame choice, we can have your glasses ready on the same day. We can even accommodate using your own frame and updating the lenses whilst you wait!
We also repair the majority of broken frames on site, so you can just call in and see us and we may be able to fix it for you straight away.
HELP CHOOSING YOUR GLASSES
We know how important choosing the right pair of frames and lenses is. This is why our qualified staff will be on hand to help you not only pick the pair that look the best, but a pair that fit well and are suitable to meet your visual needs. They will be able to talk you through all of your options in terms of lens types and offer advice on what would work best for you.
We have a wide range of brands available including designer, traditional and budget ranges. The brands we have available include: Ted Baker; Carolina Herrera; Police; Fila; Pepe Jeans; Nike; Ferucci; Ambri and Benetton.
We have a range of current offers including 10% off all complete glasses for NHS staff and Care Workers and 25% off selected sunglasses with any complete glasses purchase.
We also have a range of specialist eyewear including: Sports glasses; Safety eyewear and prescription sunglasses. For details on these please come and see us in practice.