We have taken the decision to move to a “private-only” model, signalling an end to our association with the NHS. This is something that we have been considering for some time and we believe that now is the right time to make this change, for your benefit. We passionately believe that comprehensive eye care should be affordable and accessible to all and this switch will allow you to benefit from essential continuous care.
Why are we doing it?
The standard NHS “sight test” makes up a small fraction of our Advanced Eye Examination. It hasn’t changed for many years whereas optometry has moved on significantly. We want you to receive the very best standard of care.
We strongly believe that everyone should benefit from the advances in technology that our state-of-the-art equipment provides. Our optometrists will carry out a complete diagnostic evaluation in an appointment lasting 1 hour. No stone is left unturned. Put simply, there is no better way to look after the health of your eyes.
How will it affect you?
For years we have offered an Eyecare Plan, offering unlimited eyecare and all the advanced testing (retinal photography and OCT scans) carried out by only the optometrists with the results fully explained for a small monthly fee starting from £8.00 and we are now making this our primary offering. By us charging realistically for our professional time it enables us to offer discounted glasses and contact lens prices.
Children have always been a huge part of our practice and we want this to continue to be the case. Therefore, for any adult on our EyeCare Plan, we will see your child (18 or under) for no extra charge. Family membership of £16 per month will cover both parents and all children at that address.
We feel this represents excellent value for money. This has been a huge decision and one that we have not taken lightly. We hope the above goes some way in explaining why we have made this move. We are more than happy to explain our new charging structure so please contact us for more information.