Welcome to Clare & Howard Opticians. Established in July 1973, the practice has continued to grow and develop the highest possible standard of eye care you would expect from an independent optician, and more. Patient care and personal service have been paramount in our business and a warm and friendly atmosphere awaits you.
PLEASE NOTE – We are open some Saturdays from 9am till 5pm – Please Enquire
Full Eye Examinations – A full eye examination and check on the health of your eyes is essential to maintain good vision, as changes may occur without any signs or symptoms. NHS examinations are available to all those eligible.
We have 3 grades of examination available to you:
1. Standard – free for those patients who have NHS entitlement (ie Over 60’s, children and patients claiming certain benefits) or £28.00 for our private patients.
2. Advanced – as our standard examination, plus ‘OPTOMAP’ photography. The ‘OPTOMAP’ scans the back of the eye and takes a picture of virtually the entire retina. It is quick, non-invasive and the images are captured on to our computer system and stored for future reference. The cost for this examination type is £22.00 for those patients who have NHS entitlements or £50.00 for our private patients.
3. Extended – as our advanced examination, plus visual field assessment and blood pressure monitoring. This is an hour long examination undertaken by Sarah Bentley. The cost for this examination type is £90.00 for those patients who have NHS entitlement or £110.00 for our private patients.
Spectacle Frames – We stock a range of over 1000 spectacle frames of various styles and designer names, which may be complimented with today’s modern ultra light spectacle lens materials, and coatings.
Contact Lenses – Why not try Contact lenses? Trials are free, wearing schedules include occasional wear for sports and social use, daily wear for regular use, or even extended wear, ask for Day and Night lenses.
Low Visual Aids – We are an accredited clinic for Wyre Primary Care Trust, to provide Low visual aids for partially sighted patients.
Corneal Excimer Laser – We advise on corneal excimer laser procedures and carry out post operative care