Contact Lenses

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We’re confident that you’ll enjoy wearing our Contact Lenses but we want you to be sure too. That’s why we allow you to try before you buy. So once you’ve had your assessment and have decided on which lens is right for you, we’ll give you one pair of monthly contact lenses or five pairs of daily disposable contact lenses to try, free. It’s just one more way of ensuring that you and your lenses are perfectly matched.

If after the contact lens free trial you decide they’re for you, our monthly lenses start at just £5 a month, or you can have daily disposable lenses for just £16 per month for 30 pairs.

Eye Test

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Why should I have an eye check?

A visit to the opticians not only helps identify potential problems with your eyesight before they develop but also provides a window to your overall health. That's because eyes can give an early indication of common health problems, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Checking children's eye sight is particularly crucial. Did you know 80% of their learning is through sight? Checking their eyes can also help prevent conditions like a lazy eye developing.

How often should I have an eye check?

Even if you can see clearly, having an eye check at least every two years is recommended for adults because eyes change over time.

Getting children's eyes checked is important too, especially because they are still growing. They usually get their eyes checked when they are a year old by a health visitor. It is advisable to get them checked again at ages four or five, before starting school, then every year until they are 16.

Before Your Eyecheck

Your appointment will usually begin with some preliminary checks:

  • We may carry out an eye pressure check by blowing a puff of air into your eye, or a visual field test where you monitor flashing lights across a screen. These quick and painless checks help identify the early signs of glaucoma
  • We will take a digital retinal photograph to create a permanent record of your eye health. This allows us to monitor changes which may take place over time

To help us make the best recommendation for your visual needs, we will ask a few questions about your lifestyle, such as how often you use computer screens etc.

During Your Eyecheck

You will then spend about 30 minutes with your optometrist in their consulting room, where they will use a range of checks to look at various aspects of your eyesight:

  • They will establish how clearly you can see both near and far, including looking at the ability to change focus, which tends to decrease with age and can often make your near vision blurry
  • They will look for signs of conditions like cataracts, which become more prevalent as we get older
  • And they will look out for key signs which indicate how good your general health is and whether you are at risk of conditions like diabetes

After Your Eyecheck

By the end of your eye check, we will have enough information to recommend the best options for correcting your eyesight based on your individual needs.

We will talk you through the options and put together a personal eyecare recommendation for you, which will clearly explain what we have recommended and why, including details of any glasses or contact lenses you may need.

If you need glasses, we will help you choose the best lenses for your visual needs. A member of our opticians' team will then help you choose frames for your glasses.

Your personal eyecare recommendation will form part of a patient pack you can take away with you, so you can fully understand and feel in control of your eye health.

Your Frames

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We know that choosing the right glasses can feel a huge decision. But that's no surprise, as they change our appearance and become part of our style, as well as having to meet the needs of our different lifestyles.

That's why Doris Optical has specially trained its team to help you find the pair of glasses that you love, leaving you brimming with confidence about the choice you have made.

Our expert team can help you to really understand what style and shape of glasses will make you feel confident and happy about wearing them. With a wide range to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets we're confident that you will leave Doris Optical with the perfect pair.

Whether it's your first pair, or a replacement pair, with so many styles, colours and prices to choose from, we know it can be a bit overwhelming, making it hard to pinpoint the frames that feel just right for you.

But we also know that with help and guidance, you can find your perfect pair. That's why our experienced Opticians are specially trained to guide you through the different styles available, to help you identify those frames that you feel totally comfortable with.

If you have a prescription from a different practice, which is not from Doris Optical, please bring it with you.

How does it work?

We know that everyone has got different tastes, facial features and lifestyle needs, as well as things that they like or don't like about different frames, but that sometimes this is hard to explain. So, we'll take you through some steps to help you really work out what you want.

  • Firstly our team will choose a selection of frames for you to try on, with a broad range of features, benefits and styles. They will ask you exactly what you think of the frames, delving down into the specifics of the colour, size, material, width of frame, shape and whether certain designer names appeal more or less to you
  • Based on your answers, the Personal-Eyes assistant will then use their expert knowledge of our range to find five or six frames that better match the elements you said you specifically liked
  • Again, with in depth questions and really listening to your answers, together we'll be able to start to really understand what you are looking for from your glasses allowing us to narrow down your search
  • By now, you may have already found your perfect match, but if not, the assistant will use your feedback to select another five or six frames for you to try, within a price bracket that suits your budget
  • Once you've finally chosen your glasses, you should feel excited about your choice. But that's not the end - we then check the glasses fit you properly so you not only look great in your new frames, but feel comfortable too.

Remember, Doris Optical do a great range of both value and designer glasses . If you want more than one pair of frames, maybe a pair for everyday use and then a pair for special occasions, make sure you let the assistant know, so that they can help you find frames for all your needs. They can also tell you about the amazing offers we have, to ensure you get the most for your money.

And if you decide that you want to use contact lenses to help your vision, ask our optometrist about the free contact lens assessment & trial.

Eye Health

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Something most of us see eye to eye on is that vision is the most valued of all our senses and it gives us the independence we cherish.

Luckily, there are many things you can do to help your eyes stay healthy, so we had an eye-dea!

Why not start giving those precious peepers the TLC they deserve?

1:-Just like the rest of your body, your eyes benefit from eating a healthy varied diet and giving up smoking. There are also simple things you can do to help with dry or uncomfortable eyes.

2:-Just like the skin, your eyes need protecting from the sun too. That's why we include anti-UV coatings, which offer all round UV protection, with all our prescription sunglasses and glasses, at no extra cost.

3:-The eyes may be the windows to the soul but they also allow us to look out for tell-tale signs of other health conditions, like diabetes.

Getting your sight checked at least once every two years can help give you the peace of mind that you are staying on top of your eye health.

A Feast For The Eyes

Just like the rest of the body, our eyes need nourishment from the nutrients in various foods. Eating well supports good health in many ways, so you'll score double points in one easy strike!
Our Optometrist has given below their top nutrients for healthy eyes:

Vitamin A: Eggs and cheese are good sources of this nutrient which can help to maintain vision and support the normal function of the immune system too.

Omega 3: The Omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA contributes to normal vision but also has a structural role throughout the body.

Zinc: Foods like bread and meat are a good source of this mineral which helps maintain vision. Zinc also helps support normal cognitive function, that's mental processes like memory and learning to you and me.

Carotenoids: When you are watching television or reading, you are using your central vision, which comes from the back of the eye in a region called the macula.

The macula has a yellow colour, or pigment, which comes in part from nutrients called carotenoids. These are found in many brightly coloured foods like mangoes, yellow peppers, leafy greens and corn.

Lack of nutrients can leave the macula much more susceptible to damage and therefore at greater risk of gradual loss of central vision in a condition called Age Related Macular Degeneration.

If you need a helping hand getting a variety of nutrients into your diet, you might want to consider a supplement.*

*Supplements should not be regarded as a substitute for a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.
If you have any questions about taking supplements for your eyes, our Optician will be able to help answer them.

The Low Down On Lighting Up

Kicking the habit may be hard but the benefits you'll get will have you feeling you are onto a real winner!
You won't just help your overall health but you'll take care of your eyes too because smoking is linked to the UK's biggest cause of blindness, Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Safety Just Got Ultra Cool

Sunglasses may be the go-to summer accessory but they need never go out of season because even when the sun's not beaming down, Ultra Violet Rays can still damage our eyes.

Whether you drive, play sport, or are an occasional wearer, we can help you find the sunglasses to meet your needs.

Being stylish needn't mean compromising on safety either, because all our sunglasses come with an UV resistant coating which offers our highest UV protection. That's because our lenses offer UV protection on the back, as well as the front of the lens.

Because children's eyes are particularly sensitive to UV rays, be sure to pick a pair for them too!

If you wear contact lenses, you can also get built-in UV protection. Our Optometrist will happily take you through your options.

I Spy With My Little Eye

Remember the endless discoveries the world held when you were a child? Beyond eyes being a window to a world of new experiences, 80% of what children learn is through sight.So it is well worth caring for their eyes.Some key things to bear in mind include:

  • Getting your children's eyes checked while they are still developing makes it easier to nip any problems in the bud. Children usually have their eyes checked by a health visitor when they are a year old, and it's advisable to check them again at four or five years old. Children under the age of 16 can get a free NHS-funded eye check every year.
  • For all those hours spent outdoors, remember to keep them protected in their own pair of sunnies too.
  • Just like adults, nutritious meals help children maintain their normal vision.

What An Eye Opener

Chances are you are reading this on some sort of screen. Much as we may love the convenience that comes with the digital age, hours spent focusing on screens means we blink less, which may leave eyes feeling dry, gritty, and uncomfortable. They might even look a little red. Here's a few options to consider:

  • Using the appropriate eye drops means that you can instantly soothe irritated and red eyes.
  • A spray can be a great alternative to drops if you want something to use while on the go, or perhaps in the office.
  • A soothing gel might just give you a little extra relief before you go to bed. Try using a gel once you've finished your cleansing routine.
  • Having dry eyes may sometimes make it easier for mild infections to inflame the eyelids. If you've got sensitive eyes, there are some great products you can use to address this. They'll soothe and moisturise inflammed eyelids, while removing traces of makeup.

Module Positions

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