You should allow at least one and a quarter hours for your appointment, as the eye examination normally takes 40 minutes, and depending on your prescription, lens choices and frame selection; it may take around 30 minutes to select your spectacle options with the Dispensing Optician.
Appointments can be made by telephoning the practice on 01628 663055, by coming in in person, or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
We do require 24 hours notice of cancellation otherwise a charge may be made. As we are a busy practice we are not usually able to offer same day appointments, except of course for emergencies.
Parking is available in Jennery Lane behind Tesco or Summers Road.
When you have entered the practice you will be greeted by one of our experienced reception staff. You will be invited to browse at the frame selection or have a seat in the waiting area, where magazines and newspapers are available to read. If it is your first visit to the practice, we will ask to see any spectacles being used, along with prescription sunglasses. Please also bring along with you a list of your current medications.
Introduction to your Optometrist
The optometrist will introduce herself and ask you into the consulting room.
The optometrists will take a detailed history and symptoms from you. She will perform many tests to check the health of you eyes and to illicit the correct glasses or contact lens prescription. These tests will all be explained as you go along. Please see our separate page on Eye Examinations for more details. The optometrist will then summarise everything and make any recommendations regarding you glasses, contact lenses or referral to your doctor.
Choosing your Frames
When the examination is completed, you will be introduced to a member of the dispensing team, who, as a qualified optician, can give you guidance on what lens choices are available and what frames would suit you and your prescription type.
At any point in the time with the Dispensing Optician, you can ask to return at a later date to select with a friend or family member. However, the experience of a Dispensing Optician, and advice on lens type and frame suitability, should be taken seriously, as they see many face sizes, shapes and lens combinations, and their recommendations will leave you clear about the decisions you have made.