WE CATER FOR A VARIETY OF NEEDS
Day Lewis Opticians is your local, family-friendly opticians. We've been providing community members with incredible service for quite some time now, and have no plans of stopping anytime soon. Our patients enjoy the quality of our service & products and we consistently maintain a high retention rate. Get in touch and let us know what we can do for you today.
PROFESSIONAL EYE CARE
Our fully equipped consulting rooms are quiet and private. This allows us to create a relaxed and comfortable environment for your personal consultation. We also offer a vast range of services using the latest equipment to thoroughly assess your vision and general ocular health.
Choosing the right spectacle lenses are critical to ensuring that visual requirements are met and that they look and feel comfortable. Our qualified and registered dispensing opticians will guide you to choose the correct lenses for your prescription, however basic or complex it may be.
Our frame collections are selected for the quality and comfort they offer. We choose ranges that we love to dispense and hope you will enjoy wearing. We specialise in luxury eyewear collections, many of which may only be obtained through us. As an independent optician, we are able to buy from any range of frames available. This allows us the ability to offer our clients a vast choice of alternative frames, to those found almost everywhere else.
Modern contact lenses can comfortably cater for the majority of prescription and vision requirements. Aftercare Plus is our unique plan for contact lens wearers, adding a dimension of flexibility and affordability you may not expect.
We only use State-of-the-Art 3D Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) cameras
We take both a digital photograph and a three dimensional cross sectional scan of the back of your eye in one sitting. This allows us to instantly diagnose a number of common conditions. The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick. What’s more is the software can automatically detect even the most subtle changes to the retina with every eye test you take. This gives you an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of your eyes.
Feel free to have a look at what the scan checks for:
1. AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
Macular degeneration causes the gradual breakdown of the macular (the central portion of the eye). OCT cannot only identify this condition and its type (there are two types, wet and dry) but also monitor its progress, for example if you are undergoing treatment for such a condition. Unfortunately the risk of developing macular degeneration increases with age, and it is the most common cause of vision loss in individuals over the age of fifty.
Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of visual impairment among adults. Here in the UK, more than two million people have been identified as having diabetes. OCT examination enables early detection, which greatly improves the success rate of treatment.
Glaucoma damages the optic nerve at the point where it leaves the eye. Recent statistics suggest that some form of glaucoma affects around two in every 100 people over the age of 40. The danger with chronic glaucoma is that there is no pain and your eyesight will seem to be unchanged, but your vision is being damaged. An OCT examination will confirm if you are at risk, or indeed what stage of glaucoma you may have.
4. MACULAR HOLES
A macular hole is a small hole in the macular – the part of the retina which is responsible for our sharp, detailed, central vision. This is the vision we use when we are looking directly at things, when reading, sewing or using a computer. There are many causes of macular holes. One is caused by vitreous detachment, when the vitreous pulls away from the back of the eye and sometimes it does not ‘let go’ and eventually tears the retina, leaving a hole. Extreme exposure to sunlight (for example staring at the sun during an eclipse) can also cause a macular hole to develop.
5. VITREOUS DETACHMENTS
Vitreomacular traction can clearly be diagnosed through OCT providing invaluable information about the current relationship between the vitreous and the retinal surface of the eye. As people get older the vitreous jelly that takes up the space in our eyeball can change. It becomes less firm and can move away from the back of the eye towards the centre, in some cases parts do not detach and cause ‘pulling’ of the retinal surface. The danger of a vitreous detachment is that there is no pain and your eyesight will seem unchanged but the back of your eye may be damaged.