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At Curtis Opticians, we offer a range of services that satisfy almost all of your optical needs and more!

From Eye Tests, Visual Field Screenings and Bespoke Frame Fittings to Spectacle Repairs and Hearing Care, we have the services to help you today. And most importantly, our amazing staff do it all with a smile on their face!

 


 

Eye Tests

An eye exam involves a series of tests to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. We may use a variety of instruments, shine bright lights directly at your eyes and request that you look through an array of lenses, but these are all necessary tests to determine the health of your eyes.

An eye exam helps detect eye problems at their earliest stage — when they're most treatable. Regular eye exams gives us a chance to help you correct or adapt to vision changes and provide you with tips on caring for your eyes.

Even if you are not aware of any problems you should have your eyes tested every 2 years. The eye test is a regular health check, which can detect underlying health problems as well as changes in your vision. It may need to be more frequent depending on you age and medical history.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are an excellent choice for nearly anyone who needs vision correction and doesn't want to wear glasses full time or undergo surgery.

If you want to wear contact lenses to correct your eyesight, you must start by consulting an eyecare practitioner for a fitting. Only registered optometrists, contact lens opticians and medical practitioners can fit contact lenses, so you've come to the right place.

Fitting includes discussing your visual and lifestyle requirements. We will determine if your eyes are healthy and if you are suitable for lens wear. We will also take measurements of your eyes to find the best lens type, fit and vision, before trialling lenses with you.

Lenses

Lenses or glasses are more popular than ever, despite recent innovations in contact lenses and vision correction surgery. Glasses have become quite stylish as fashion accessories, especially among fans of high end designers. Many people choose frames the same way they choose shoes or handbags — selecting different colours and styles to match their wardrobes.

New eyeglass frame styles continually are being introduced. Innovations include wood and bamboo frame materials and bold shapes, colours and designs in both plastic and metal frames.

As we are an independent optician we source our lenses from many suppliers to suit out customer needs. Find out more about our preferred lens companies Essilor, Hoyavision and Zeiss.

Hearing Care

Joy of Hearing is a locally owned hearing aid dispensing company offering superior hearing healthcare to those with hearing loss.

Joy Young, the founder of Joy of Hearing LTD is a fully qualified hearing aid audiologist having completed a BSc (Hons) in Audiology at DeMonfort University Leicester. She is also qualified to work as a private Hearing Aid Dispenser having registered with the HPC (Health Professions Council).

Joy has worked as an Audiologist in the Royal Victoria Hospital & in the private healthcare sector since 2008.

Some of our other services include...

Optical coherence tomography is an imaging technique that uses low-coherence light to capture micrometer-resolution, two- and three-dimensional images from within optical scattering media. It is used for medical imaging and industrial nondestructive testing.

Visual fields screening is in essence an eye examination that can detect dysfunction in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, pituitary disease, brain tumours or other neurological deficits.

Specialist sports eyewear is available for almost everyone, regardless of the sport you play. There are also a number of tints, filters, coatings and lens designs that can be applied to the eyewear to further enhance visual acuity and peripheral awareness. Something as simple as an anti-fog coating could make all the difference to someone who’s keen on outdoor sports, or a specific brown filter, for example, would make a golf ball stand out against the fairway and contours easier to read.

A bespoke pair of glasses is a pair which is totally unique: designed, crafted, polished, refined, adjusted, modified, and re-adjusted, all strictly by hand for you according to your morphology, taste, lifestyle and wishes.
Dispensing well-fitting, appropriate spectacles is of the utmost importance for the development of eyesight. A poorly fitting pair of glasses can cause discomfort, permanent visual harm or even disfigurement.

You may be entitled to a free NHS sight test or an optical voucher to reduce the cost of glasses or contact lenses. Click here to see whether you could be entitled - and if so we'll be sure to help you with this.

Spectacles and glasses are prone to getting scratched and damaged, it happens to all of us. We can nearly always repair cracked lenses and bent frames and restore them to their original quality. One thing to keep in mind is that your prescription may need to be updated even if your glasses are not damaged.

We offer various Corporate Eyecare Packages that will cover your team's eye health needs. Get in touch today to find out more information.

We offer sleek prescription safety glasses to suit any setting, indoors and out, and can be made comfortable for a variety of faces. From classic colourless safety lenses to tinted lenses for a variety of lighting situations, these sleek specs are sure to fit in with whatever work you need them to do.