Your eye examination explained

There's more to a routine eye examination than you might expect.

Read our interesting guide which explains some of the procedures that we'll carry out during your visit.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

We now offer Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in the practice.

OCT is a highly advanced technology used for retinal imaging and analysis.  It is a valuable tool in diagnosing and monitoring conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal detatchments.

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Common eye conditions

Confused about conditions such as cataract and glaucoma, or the affect of diabetes on your eyes?

Download our simple guide which will give you some useful information (PDF format)

How do we make your spectacles?

If you've ever wondered how spectacles are made, we've written a step-by-step guide which shows how this is done in our on-site lab.

We hope you'll find it interesting.

Advances in lens coatings

Coating technology has improved markedly in recent years. Standard anti-reflection treatments are now more resistant to smudges and deposits.

We also offer an innovative product called Drivesafe. This uses the latest technology to reduce aberrations and glare when driving, while also providing tangible benefits when using computers, phones and tablets.

Read more about the these new technologies here.

Varifocal lenses - what's the difference?

Nowadays there is a huge choice of varifocal types, and the cost can vary greatly. A question we're commonly asked is: "What's the difference?"

Read our guide to the different types of varifocals here.

Bespoke eyewear

If you're strugging to find a frame that fits you, or if you have a clear idea of what you want but can't find what you're looking for, our bespoke service may be of interest to you.

Read our guide to the options we have available here

Contact lenses - all you need to know

The choice of contact lenses can sometimes be quite bewildering. There are many manufacturers, types, products and replacement intervals. Our helpful guide tells you all you need to know.

We've also put together some tips/suggestions for trouble-free wear. Click here to read.

Nutrition and the eye

Good nutrition can help with a number of problems such as age-related macular degeneration or dry eye.

Read more information here

How to choose the perfect sunspecs

There's lots to consider when buying new sunglasses- it's more than just a cosmetic choice.

We've written a useful guide which tells you what to look for.

Eyecare for children

It's very important for children to have regular eye examinations. Often, the sooner an eye problem is detected, the better. 

Read more about children's eyecare here

Vocational eyewear

We can provide a full range of vocational eyewear, including VDU spectacles and safety specs.

Read more information here

Ortho-K: an alternative method of sight correction

Orthokeratology (or "Ortho K") is an interesting alternative to refractive surgery, spectacles, or wearing contact lenses throughout the day. In Ortho K, a rigid gas permeable lens is worn overnight to temporarily reshape the cornea. When removed in the morning, this provides corrected vision during waking hours. Research has also suggested that, in young people, it might stop the progression of short sightedness. Read more information here