We are an independent, family run optical practice which has had a presence in Stevenage since 1985. Being independent means that we are not limited by, or tied to, one manufacturer or group of suppliers.
We take pride in providing a quality, professional service to all our patients, and to this end all our staff undertake regular on-going training.
Appointments can be made by phone, online, or by calling in and speaking to our reception staff who will be pleased to see you.
We have a wide range of frames on display for adults and children with fully qualified and trained staff on hand to assist you with your selection.
In addition, we offer the following services:
Eye Examinations for Adults and Children
- Private comprehensive examinations are available for all
- NHS sight tests are available for those who qualify:
- Children under 16 years of age
- Those under the age of 19 who are still in full-time education
- If you are aged 60 or more
- If you have glaucoma, if you are over 40 with a relative who has glaucoma, or if you suffer from diabetes
- If you or your partner receive a means-tested benefit
Contact lenses are another way of correcting eyesight. They are, for some people, more cosmetically appealing than spectacles, and can offer particular advantages for those with an active lifestyle. Contact lenses are classed as medical devices, and as such must be fitted and treated with care and respect. More information can be found on our contact lens page.
Ocular photography - or these days, digital funduscopy - is a means of recording an image of the retina and other tissues at the back of the eye. This has obvious advantages for enabling us to keep a permanent visual record of your retina and is an excellent method for monitoring any changes there. Once the image is captured it can be digitally enhanced to further a more detailed examination of your eye. A digital photograph can be added to your examination as you wish, or as suggested by your optometrist. Unfortunately it is not funded by the NHS and will incur an extra charge.
Dry-Eye Clinics and Dry-Eye Therapy
An increasing number of our patients are experiencing symptoms associated with ocular dehydration, or dry eyes. There are multiple reasons for this, including environmental and occupational factors, age and physiology. In our dry-eye clinic we endeavour to find the most likely cause of the symptoms and provide the best advice and therapy to minimise or eliminate them. These clinics are not supported by the NHS, and a fee will be charged.