If You’re New to Station Road Opticians, You’ll Probably Have Questions!
Below are the most common questions that we hear from new clients. We’ve tried to be as helpful as possible in the answers we give. However if anything is unclear we’re always happy to answer your specific questions individually. Just email or call and one of the team will be at your service!
How much do glasses cost at Station Road Opticians?
There are a lot of variables from frame choice to lens design that will influence the price of your glasses. The good news is that there are plenty of optionsand we help clients every week who previously went to opticians like Vision Express and Boots Opticians. They end up spending just a little more than they did at the chain stores to get something that they really like here and that ticks all their boxes.
We specialise in independent eyewear so our frames are of superior quality, often handmade with fantastic design and different from the usual mainstream brands. So they do cost a little more than normal designer brand names that are mass-produced.
Our frames start from £159 and we only use the best quality available so that our clients benefit from the best possible vision. If you wear distance vision or near vision glasses our lenses start from £150. There are basic single vision lenses available from £90.
If you wear varifocals you can expect to spend £199 upwards for our premium lenses depending on your prescription requirements. All prices include the best coatings for UV protection and enhancing your vision.
This may be more than you have spent on your glasses before but for a product that’s likely to last 2 or more years it’s worth the investment.
In addition to choices when it comes to how much you invest in your eyewear, we also can spread the payments for your glasses over 3 to 6 months with no extra cost and with no hassle. That way you can get the glasses that are best for you without having to compromise or delay.
Why is it important to have an eye test?
Unlike other parts of the body that hurt when there’s a problem, there’s no pain in the eyes when people can’t see very well…..watch the video, that answers the question in full.
What does an eye test involve?
An eye test involves several things. First of all we look at how sharp your vision is, it includes an eye health check where we look in the back of the eye, we check the pressure in the eye…..watch the video, that answers the question in full.
How long does an eye test take?
We allow up to 45 minutes for an eye test, we like to take our time and get things right, first time – click the video for more…..
Will I always need glasses after an eye test?
Commonly people may not require glasses after an eye test, however it’s important to get your eyes checked regularly to check their health…..
Do I need an eye test if I don’t wear glasses?
It’s still important to check your eye health, so the simple answer is yes! Click to hear more….
Do I still need an eye test if I can see clearly?
Again, it is important to check your eye health, click to watch the video for more on this….
Is it important for children to have an eye test?
Yes! Watch our video for more on this
How can I tell if I have a cataract?
Most people can’t tell if they have a cataract, but common symptoms include being unable to see low contrast print, experiencing issues whilst driving at night. An optometrist will be able to tell after an eye examination.
How do I know if I have glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a condition where the pressure in the eye increases, this usually happens gradually, therefore you don’t usually experience symptoms…………click for more on this in our video
Can I inherit Macular Degeneration?
If there is a family history of this eye disease then there’s a higher risk of you inheriting it. Watch our video to find out more
Can an eye test detect a brain tumour?
An eye test can detect a brain tumour, however it’s very rare to see this…………click to see more
Why do you have so few glasses on display?
It can be overwhelming having hundreds of pairs of glasses to choose from, we are different in that we still have lots to choose from but like to style you into the most beautiful pair that are perfectly suited to you!
What is a styling consultation?
We like to get to know you, find out what’s important in a pair of glasses for YOU; shape, design, material, colour…we then select some frames to get started – click here to find out more