Leigh on Sea is the smart location for a unique and independent Opticians where our aim is to create a warm and welcoming environment. In a market dominated by larger optical groups we are a practice dedicated to providing clients with a reassuring, individual and professional service.
This is a fantastic local Optician.
The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, making for a relaxed and pleasant overall experience.
My sight test showed that I would benefit from varifocal lenses which I was slightly reluctant to try. However I took their advice and was very pleased with the end result in terms of quality, comfort, speed and price.
This is about as good as an Optician's can get and is miles ahead of the large chains.
Great place with highly knowledgeable, friendly staff who always go out of their way to help. I really appreciate how they deal with my children's needs as well as my own. My contact lens appointments are thorough and staff have managed to find me lenses I can wear comfortably (which I struggled with before coming here) and have understood the issues with my eyes and told me how I can manage these. In addition, I am always a bit uncertain about choosing glasses and Paul Gallivan at Williams found me a pair I would have missed myself but am thrilled with. Really pleased we gave this place a try.
From Our Website
Who's Who?! Sometimes the different terms used to describe Opticians can be confusing here is a quick guide. Among other things, specialises in recommending the best lens & frame selection for your needs. Only a fully qualified and registered person is allowed to use the term Optician. Mike & Nicole are both qualified registered Dispensing Opticians and full members of ABDO & GOC. People who have myopia (short-sightedness) have difficulty seeing distant objects and signs, but can clearly see objects that are near.
Only 10 years ago OCT technology was mainly used in research, but recent advances in the technology have brought this to the forefront of eyecare. This revolutionary technology is quite common in eye hospitals but this top level of care is available in only a few private consulting rooms or High Street optometry practices. At Williams optometrists we have invested to ensure that the very best technology is available to protect your eyesight now, and in the future. This test is not part of the NHS Eye Test but is performed as part of an Extended Eye Examination.
A regular eye exam is the best way to protect your eyesight-and an easy precaution to take. It is particularly important if you notice a change in your vision, if your eye is injured in anyway, or if you have a family history of eye disease. At Williams Optometrists, we feel it is important to take time to conduct a thorough examination. First, the Optometrist will review your personal and family health history - checking for special risk factors like eye disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or poor vision.
We are able to offer our patients coloured overlay assessments and intuitive colorimetry assessments. These assessments are suitable for those suffering from a variety of symptoms and signs related to visual fatigue and perception distortions. Some people can experience distortions when they look at certain materials, particularly text. The distortions of text can include blurring, movement of letters, words doubling, shadowy lines, shapes or colours on the page. Those who may benefit from this specialist service include light induced migraine, light induced epilepsy sufferers as well as patients with suspected dyslexia or dyspraxia.
The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea. The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels. The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose. Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye.
We stock an extensive selection of ophthalmic frames and sunglasses including exclusive couture and bespoke hand made frames, designer ranges, unusual boutique designers and our superb budget collections. This attention to detail means that we can find the perfect frame at the perfect price, whatever that may be. As an Independent we are not restricted to selling a particular lens therefore the patient comes first and we can offer solutions which may not be available elsewhere for complicated prescriptions and lifestyle.
As we can't see UV light ordinarily, it is easy to forget that it is there, to the eye, ultra-violet (UV) radiation is a dangerous component inflicting cumulative damage. UV radiation can be divided into three catagories, each having different effects upon the eye: UVC, UVB & UVA. UVC is filtered by the Ozone layer and doesn't reach Earth so we don't need to worry about that one. Both UVA and UVB, however, penetrate the atmosphere and play an important role in many conditions such as premature skin aging, eye damage (including cataracts), and skin cancers.