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Frequently Asked Questions:

When are you open? 

Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
Late Night Opening on Wednesdays 8.30am-7.30pm
Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm

Do you carry out free NHS Sight Tests?

Yes we do.

Who qualifies for a free NHS Sight Test?

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Do I have to pay for my glasses?

The NHS will contribute to the cost of glasses with the Optical Voucher scheme if you fall into any of these categories:

For details of the Optical Voucher Scheme, please follow this link: NHS Sight Test

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When should children first have their eyes tested?

We recommend that children have an annual sight test from the age of 3 1/2 to 4 years old.

However should you have any concerns, we are more than happy to examine children younger than this.

Please call us should you have any queries.

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How often should I have my eyes tested?

Your Optometrist will advise you if they wish to examine you more frequently. This can often be the case with children.

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I can see fine, do I actually need to have a Sight Test?

Yes you do!
Having your eyes examined is not just assessing how  well you can see. The examination involves checking the general health of your eyes, your peripheral vision, your eye pressures and is a chance for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with your Optometrist.

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Can you fix my broken glasses?

Yes, broken glasses can be repaired and soldered on site. If for any reason we cannot, then we will send them to a local company that can. We can also source parts if there is something that needs replacing as opposed to repairing.

All glasses that are repaired are done so at the owner's risk.

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How long does it take to make my glasses?

It does depend on what sort of lenses you are having.  But as a guide:

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