Following Government guidelines we must insist all people coming into the shop wear a suitable (properly fitted) facemask. We must also restrict how many people are in the shop at any one time. We can only allow in the following:
We are unlikely to be able to accomodate any children or adults who do not fall into the above categories and request they wait outside.
Purchases can still be made by anyone without an appointment, but please wait outside until called in.
The staff at John Hamer Opticians have been caring for the eyes of people in the community for over 20 years. Our optometrist and contact lens practitioner both have extensive experience of working in local hospitals and are used to helping out people with complex eye problems.
We can help you with many minor eye conditions without you having to visit your doctor or local eye hospital.
You will receive personal service tailored to your individual needs - you will not be rushed nor made to feel like you are on a conveyor belt.
The NHS suggests adults have an eye test every 2 years (some conditions require checks more often) and under-16 year olds every 12 months. Contact lens wearers should have a checkup every 12 months.
The eyes have often been said to be 'windows into the soul'. They are beyond doubt a window into your state of health and wellbeing, where signs of some health issues can be detected before you notice the symptoms.
We provide fitting and aftercare services for many types of contact lens. We are one of the only local opticians that have specialist knowledge for fitting gas permiable (G.P.) and keratoconus lenses (as well as fitting other types of corneal dystrophies, pre and post surgery).
With diagnostic tests and expert knowledge, our opticians can make sure you get the care you need
With up-to-date product knowledge we will ensure you leave with the correct spectacles or sunglasses to suit your individual needs
We constantly update our stock of frames to cater for all ages, styles and budgets. We also stock Miraflex frames, as recommended by our local paediatric ophthalmologist
Whether SCUBA diving or playing squash, we can provide the eyewear you need
We can assess children diagnosed with visual dyslexia or Meres-Irlam Syndrome and provide a suitable coloured overlay which can improve reading fluency and confidence at school
With open hours covering lunchtimes, Saturday mornings and late nights on Wednesdays, it is easier to find an appointment time that suits your busy schedule.
All staff were very friendly and helpful
I have only been a couple of times but on both occasions the staff were very friendly.
I found the service first class and efficient
I find them to be serious, courteous and competent. Their charges are very reasonable