An independent opticians in Pinner, Eyesey Eyecare provide a range of specialist, NHS and private clinical eye care services.
We offer NHS eye tests and comprehensive, private eye examinations and a selection of glasses, designer frames and sunglasses for adults and children at our boutique practice in Bridge Street.
Eyesey Eyecare also provide Specialised Visual Assessments for Dyslexia, Learning Difficulties and Visual Stress.
Our Intuitive Colorimetry service improves visual comfort through precision tinted lenses and coloured overlays.
We use industry leading digital retinal imaging to detect early signs of glaucoma and other diseases of the retina, allowing early intervention and preventing the loss of sight.
For children who are short-sighted, our Myopia Control Assessment allows us to correct their vision and help slow down the progress of myopia.
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We take pride in being professional, personable and patient (with our Contact Lens Teach!), we are Eyesey Eyecare – Outstanding Ophthalmic Opticians.
FACT: Regular eye tests are important!
The sooner that issues with your vision are detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment. This is particularly true with young children and the elderly.
You should have an eye test every two years by a qualified optometrist. Depending on your age and medical history, you may need to have an eye test more frequently.
The results of an eye test can also reveal a number of serious underlying health problems, such as:
Eye-related conditions such as red eye, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma can also be diagnosed and routine visits allow for effective and efficient treatment and monitoring.
Eyesey Eyecare have the latest imaging technology to provide comprehensive and complete eye examinations. We offer NHS eye tests and private eye examinations and also accept eyecare vouchers.
The lenses you have in your glasses are as important (if not more!) as the frames that hold them!
There are three main types of lenses that you could have to suit your prescription: single vision, bi-focal or varifocal lenses.
At Eyesey we also offer a range of spectacle lenses – from standard plastic lenses, to high index, thinner, lighter lenses.
Plastic lenses are the most commonly used as they can be very light and also almost unbreakable, allowing for comfort and safety.
To suit your needs and visual comfort, optional extras such as anti-glare coatings to help with eye fatigue from looking at screens, laptops and tablets and glare when night driving, as well as special tints to help with the sun, light sensitivity, concentration or task-specific needs, can be added to your lenses . As part of your eye examination, we will advise on the best options for you.
Major advances in contact lens design mean that almost everyone can wear contact lenses successfully. People of all ages can be fitted with contact lenses – although special care is needed for the very young and the elderly.
Initially, all contact lenses should be fitted by a qualified optometrist and regular check ups are necessary for all wearers.
Contact lenses can be worn to correct:
At birth, babies have very limited eyesight – they can only really see things that are quite close to them, shapes of objects but no real detail, everything else is a blur.
Over the first 6-12 months of life, connections between the eyes and the brain develop – including the ability to see in 3D – and this so called “hard wiring” that gives the eyes the potential to see well, is pretty much cemented by the age of 8 years old.
Development of this hard wiring happens through regular, accurate, visual stimulation. If there is anything that prevents the eyes from seeing – like a squint, or a uncorrected high prescription – then these connections between the eyes and the brain will not develop and the child will have limited vision throughout their life.
It is therefore extremely important to ensure that your child has regular eye examinations from an early age.
If a problem is detected, the younger your child is when it is picked up, then (in most cases) the greater the chance of treating that problem and correcting it.
At Eyesey Eyecare we strongly encourage all parents to ensure that their children have their eye sight tested regularly, especially if there is a family history of glasses wear or other eye-related condition.
We offer NHS eye tests for children as well as private specialised comprehensive eye examinations
The Myopia Epidemic
Myopia, commonly known as short-sightedness, is becoming increasingly more common in children and is projected to affect almost 5 billion people in 2050 i.e. almost 50% of the world’s population.
Research suggests that behavioural and lifestyle influences along with genetics are contributing to the myopia “epidemic”.
Modern lifestyles may influence the development of myopia
Why does myopia matter?
The higher the level of myopia, the greater the risk of visual impairment in the future.
What can we do?
Slowing down the progression of myopia will help to reduce the eye health risks in the future. Simply correcting short-sightedness will not slow down the progression of myopia – in fact it may exacerbate it.
Encourage your child to get as much outdoor time as possible, current research suggests 1.5- 2 hours a day over and above school time.
The younger a child is when myopia is detected, the better chance there is of slowing down the progression, so the next step is to bring your child for an eye examination.
Eyesey Eyecare provide the very best in clinical eye care and have the latest eye-imaging technology in the form of an Ocular Coherence Tomographer – or OCT, combined with a digital camera.
The OCT is a specialist scanner that allows us to take detailed, high resolution sectional pictures of the front and back of the eye – including the retina – create a 3D picture.
Many eye conditions do not have obvious symptoms and OCT imaging allows for a thorough examination of the anatomy and physiology of your eyes.
The detailed high resolution images allow the identification of eye conditions and is used for the management of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and other retinal disease.
It is also used for retinal assessment for cataract surgery and for assessment and management of corneal disease.
We advise regular imaging as part of your comprehensive eye examination, for early detection and prevention of significant eye and vision related pathologies. These images are then kept on file so we can monitor any changes over time.
The OCT is completely safe and non-invasive. It is suitable for children and is recommended routinely for those who for example:
Eyesey Eyecare offer Dyslexia Vision and Visual Stress Assessments for adults and children with dyslexia, specific learning difficulties and visual stress. These are specialised eye tests that allow the provision of precision tinted lenses and coloured overlays to support eyesight and vision.
Visual stress is a term used to describe visual discomfort and perceptual distortions in printed text, and is suffered by thousands of people who struggle to read – often unknowingly.
Visual stress often runs concurrently with dyslexia, as in people with dyslexia having a higher likelihood of having visual stress.
People who are suffering from at least one of the following may benefit from specific dyslexia vision tests:
(*Please note that a child may not necessarily recognise what they see as ‘a problem’, as this is how they always see text)
Coloured lenses or coloured overlays have been proven to improve reading ability.
At Eyesey our state-of-the-art Colorimeter, examines hundreds of different colours, varying the brightness, saturation and hue, to accurately obtain the most precise tint of lens to improve the comfort and accuracy of reading for our patients.
The benefits may include: