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Addlestone

Addlestone shop front

What our clients say

I have always been very pleased with the service I have received over the years, and would strongly recommend this optician’s.”

Vera Stephenson

(with Norman Prince Opticians since 1984)

I have been visiting this lovely optician’s since I moved here in 1968. Everyone is always so helpful, I feel amongst friends.”

Betty Percy

(with Norman Prince Opticians since 1968)

Thoroughly satisfied – Thank you!”

(Name withheld)

(with Norman Prince Opticians since 2003)

176 Station Road, Addlestone KT15 2BD

(01932) 842830 | addlestone@nprinceopticians.co.uk

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We are sorry to announce the closure of our Addlestone practice after 55 years on Saturday March 23rd. We will be happy to continue to see all our loyal patients at one of our other practices, and will be transferring most of our patient records to our Ashford practice. Our optometrist Yvonne Nutt will continue to work at our Ashford and Ascot practices, and we will remind everyone when you are due an eye examination as usual.

We carry out thorough NHS and private eye examinations in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Our commitment to patient care is reflected in the times we allocate to appointments: 30 minutes for a normal appointment.

Our fully qualified and accredited optometric staff take the time to listen to your needs and to answer your questions, and our determination to provide the best care is also demonstrated in our investment in high-quality diagnostic and analysis equipment.

Our Eye Exam fees are here.

We can more closely monitor changes in the health of your eye by photographing it at each eye exam and comparing.

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Our Eye Exam fees are here.

Eye exams are free under the NHS for those under 16, and for those in full time education until they turn 19.

Most children have excellent sight and do not need to wear glasses. Some children may have vision screening done at primary school.

Children do not always know that their vision is poor. If you have any concerns about your child’s eyes, or if there is a history of Squint or Lazy eye in the family, do not wait for the vision screening at school. Problems that are picked up early are more easily treatable.

Your child does not need to be able to read or talk to have a sight test. We can use a special light (called a Retinoscope) and pictures to assess vision. We understand that having your eyes tested can be scary for a child, so try to keep it fun!

More about Children's eye tests here.

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As well as Retinal Photography, at our Addlestone, Ashford, Ascot and Teddington practices, we now have 3D OCT scanning available. This scans your eye in just a few seconds and gives us a 3D cross-sectional image of the deeper layers of your eyes. This helps us detect the early signs of many eye conditions including Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.

OCT_scan_image_980 An example scan from OCT, showing a cross-section of the back of the eye

More on OCT here.

Some eye conditions need to be investigated quickly and others are not so urgent. Our practice staff can usually advise you how quickly you need to be seen and an optometrist can usually talk to you over the phone to discuss your symptoms. We will try to see you on the same day if you have a sharp drop in vision, flashes and floaters or a painful eye. See more about Sight Conditions here.

Our Eye Exam fees are here.

We can carry out an eye exam in your own home if you are unable to leave the house. The NHS will cover this cost if you are entitled to an NHS eye exam. Please contact your nearest practice and we will aim to see you usually within a month.

One of our optometrists, Yvonne Nutt, has qualified in Independent Prescribing, which means that she can prescribe eye drops privately for eye infections, allergies, dry eye and minor eye injuries – meaning that you can avoid lengthy waits at A&E or GP surgeries.

She can also perform specialist Dry Eye Assessments and further investigations for severe Dry or Watery eyes.

At a dry eye assessment, we will carry out a complete assessment of your dry eye problems to identify the cause and formulate a treatment plan. The assessment includes:

  • A detailed history of your symptoms
  • Observation of eyelid and anterior eye health
  • Evaluation of tear quality
  • Specialist techniques to assess corneal and conjunctival dryness
  • Discussion and formulation of a management plan

Depending on the management plan initiated, we will usually arrange a follow-up appointment with you to assess the effectiveness of any treatment.

Our optometrists and reception team would be happy to answer any of your questions or arrange your appointment.

More about Dry Eyes >>

Our Eye Exam fees are here.

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Most colour deficiencies are hereditary, but some can occur in certain eye diseases or as a side-effect of medication. As part of our comprehensive eye exam we carry out colour vision screening using an Ishihara Test. This will detect the most usual form of Red/Green deficiency. We can also carry out a City University Colour test to detect the rarer forms of colour deficiency, e.g. Blue/Yellow.

We work with Advanced Vision Care (AVC) in Harley Street, London, and can carry out assessment and referral for a number of refractive surgery options, including laser surgery and clear lens extraction. AVC also offer advanced surgery for the treatment of diseases of the eye such as Keratoconus.

Studies have shown that those with Dyslexia can benefit from using coloured overlays and filters when reading. These can relieve eyestrain and glare and can aid concentration. They are particularly useful if you find the text moves when reading or you find you skip lines or lose your place.

We can carry out specific Rate of Reading and Overlay assessment to determine which tint works best for you.

Our Eye Exam fees are here.

We stock a broad range of frames to suit every budget. Our current designer frame ranges include:
Kurt Geiger, Jimmy Choo, William Morris, Bauhaus, Charmant, Moda , Jensen, FreeForm Green, Cocoa Mint, Basebox, Ad Lib, and Rock Star.

Cocoa Mint
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Jensen
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Rock Star
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Ad Lib
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Charmant
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William Morris
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Moda
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We supply sunglasses by Jimmy Choo , Trussardi , Polaroid , Cocoa Mint , Glam and Gucci, among others, with or without prescription. We also stock Progear sports spectacles- available in a range of tints in most prescriptions.

Cocoa Mint and Landrover
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William Morris
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We can supply all types of single vision, bifocal and multi-focal lenses, from a wide range of manufacturers including BBGR, Essilor and Transitions. Our experienced staff will be happy to advise you on hi-index materials, anti-reflection coating and lenses giving sun and UV protection.

Our contact lens ranges include Alcon (formerly Ciba Vision), Sauflon, Johnson & Johnson, Cooper Vision, Mark Ennovy, Ultravision and Prospect.

All our experienced optometrists fit contact lenses and we are able to supply many different lens types and materials, including gas permeable, daily and monthly disposable soft lenses and multifocals.

We offer contact lens care schemes to provide ongoing care and cost savings for our contact lens customers.

Photo credits:
‘Emergency Investigations’: E van Herk / Foter / CC BY-SA
‘Domiciliary Visits’: David Paul Ohmer / Foter / CC BY
‘Independent Prescribing’: somegeekintn / Foter / CC BY
‘DVLA Testing’: Photo Monkey / Foter / CC BY
‘Laser Surgery’: Focus Clinic / Foter / CC BY-ND
‘Dyslexia Assistance’: / Foter / CC BY
‘Lenses’: Muffet / Foter / CC BY