We offer a comprehensive eyecare service including examinations, contact lens fitting & aftercare, industrial and occupational vision screening as well as home visits. In most cases your optometrist will be responsible for every aspect of your eyecare, from the initial examination through to frame selection and final adjustments when you return to collect your new glasses.

Contact Details

  City Banbury
  Postcode OX16 5LA
  Address 47, High St
  Phone Number 012 9526 2501

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Choosing an optician is an important decision. Your sight is perhaps your most important sense - not only do you rely on it on a daily basis, but it also forms the foundation of most of your memories. So when it comes to your eye care, you want to know you're in the hands of trusted professionals who have a reputation for skill and expertise. At Walford & Round Opticians, that's exactly what you'll find. We've been in business since 1927, during which time the practice has passed down the generations but always remained in the family.

Our practice in Shipston on Stour was the fourth location to be added to the growing Walford & Round family, after we acquired it in 2000. Our co-director Michael Round is one of the two main Shipston on Stour Opticians. He has worked with the company for over fifteen years, but also has a variety of experience overseas, including working in Australia as well as a little closer to home in Wales. Jason Cox also works as an Optician in Shipston on Stour, having been with the company for several years in Stratford upon Avon.

Did you know that children can have their eyes tested even before they are able to read? What's more, they should be attending regular eye checks from this young age, to make sure that everything is as it should be. We have a range of childrens eye tests - using pictures rather than words for those of preschool age, and infants can even have their eyes assessed with no communication from them at all. Eye development occurs most rapidly during early-mid childhood, which is the time at which children are starting their education.

Our Solihull Opticians practice was established as a house practice in 1979, but moved to its current location in Dovehouse Parade in the mid-1980s. Optical care in Solihull is provided by Optometrist Maherunisa Mir. She is supported by Dispensing Optician Matthew Pickard who has spent over 15 years in the optical industry and with many of those years being spent in independent Opticians as well, he is well accustomed to providing clients with the care and service they have come to expect from Walford & Round.

Your eye health is always our main priority at Walford & Round Opticians, and this is why you will receive individual attention from the moment you arrive at the practice. The ongoing health and condition of your eyes depends on regular monitoring, which means it's very important to keep up to date with your regular eye examinations. Certain conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts can start with no obvious outward symptoms, only internal changes that can be detected by an optometrist. You will be able to choose from three types of eye examination, allowing you to select the option that suits not only your needs and preferences, but your budget too.

The Brackley practice has been part of the Walford & Round family since 2004. At this practice, Flo Hackett is our principal optometrist. Optical care almost runs in her blood - she is from a family where she is in the third generation of optical professionals! With its bright and airy interior, the practice provides modern eyecare to every patient that walks through the door. Flo is ably supported by our personable and helpful receptionists Debra and Isabel who are on hand to provide advice on spectacle frames, and are both qualified ocular hygienists, able to give advice on the use of our wide range of dry eye products.

Grittiness, blurred vision, stinging, sore eyelids and even watering eyes can be symptoms of ‘dry eye'. At one extreme is keratoconjunctivitis sicca, a serious medical condition which will almost certainly require the referral to an ophthalmologist, but most people suffering discomfort have what is often called marginal dry eye. This can be linked with age, gender, health and contact lens wear, and can be affected by your occupation, and the environment in which you live and work. Changes in work environments and lifestyles seem to be making dry eye symptoms more common.