(DOVE & CONWAY OPTICIANS)
Friendly - Professional - Independent
Honest advice, Professional Healthcare and a Friendly atmosphere along with Fashionable glasses for all shapes, styles & sizes.
We have been available all through the pandemic initially by telemedicine and then back running Covid safe clinics in PPE face to face as soon as was safely possible.
Click below if you want to see more about how we are keeping our friendly thorough service while keeping you and our staff as safe as we can.
EXPECT MORE FROM YOUR OPTICIAN
We think that an eye exam shouldn't feel as if it is just about what glasses you might buy, more the health and performance of your vision and finding the right solution for you as an individual
Our eye exams are typically over an 1 hour, compared to many opticians being 15 to 30 minutes
All measurements are with a registered professional
BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
Our no pressure, professional led practice is designed to find the right options
We hope that you will join other patients and customers who have realised that choosing glasses doesn't have to be stressful - and can even be quite fun!
"For the first time I really enjoyed choosing my glasses, and left excited about when they would be ready"
"I don't feel like taking them off, the frame is so comfortable and the lenses so clear"
"I feel relieved to know exactly what is going on with my eyes, the Scan has put my mind at rest."
"I didn't really expect to notice the better quality lenses discussed, but was amazed at the difference, Well done, thank you."
"I'd long ago abandoned hope of enjoying the friendly, old fashioned (in the best sense), caring and relaxed service you provide - in any sphere actually. To come across thorough experts, who don't hide behind their professional persona, but are real, normal people first and foremost, is a rare thing; in my experience, anyway."
"I felt safe, and able to ask questions, I have never had such a thorough eye examination, thank you"
Surprisingly big range
We have access to online catalogues and are
always looking at the latest trends as well as classic styles.
Our small size hides a range that often surprises our patients.
More than Twice the typical time with a professional
We allocate typically 1 hour for an adult's eye exam, and often include Retinal Photography and a basic simple 2D OCT scan as needed for no extra charge, whether NHS or Private Patient.
We have invested in advanced and accurate equipment such as the icare "No Puff" tonometer for measuring glaucoma risk, do advanced Visual Field Examination and look at the eye in relation to your whole body health, including thorough and careful questioning to determine both your risks and your visual needs.
We have a 3D OCT Retinal Scanner (Optical Coherence Tomographer) available as needed and requested. With this we check both the centre and 8 meridians of the retina, along with detailed imaging and scanning as required, for example of the macular, optic nerve, vitreous attachment, cornea, anterior chamber, lens, iris, lids. Many places offering OCT have a support staff member take one or two images. We do the examination ourselves and take many images and measurements during your examination.
This can then be
compared with past results and with databases which allow for your age, gender, race etc.
Your risk of future eye disease and reasons for any current symptoms can then be assessed with much greater confidence than with just the traditional tests.
This machine has amazed us with the level of extra care and detail we can now provide, especially when monitoring or looking for risks of eye disease.
Still relatively new in a high street setting, OCT scanning is used extensively in hospital, especially for Macular Degeneration (ARMD).
We have had referrals from other local Optometrists and Ophthalmologists to monitor and confirm suspected diagnoses, and more than once it has meant the patient going straight to the correct clinic or specialist, speeding up access to treatment and avoiding unecessary hospital visits.
Our scanner also allows us to measure the front of the eye with great accuracy and can help with dry eye and contact lens health care, as well as looking at cataract development or corneal changes in detail.
We are a by appointment practice, as we tend to see specialist patients who may need a quiet space and our full attention.
This means sometimes the door may be shut unless we know you are visiting.
We are available 7 days a week by phone, email or facebook.
We are at the North end (NON Pedestrianised) of Sheep Street, opposite Broadribbs Cycles, next to The Angel and Bicester Dental Care.
This is slightly out of main town - nearly North Street. Near to Bicester Dental Care, Home at 96, Denis Restaurant, Copper Kitchen.
PARKING - There is 2 hours free Parking in central Bicester, in the Sainsburys multistory. There are lifts down to Pioneer Square.
Turn left from the lifts or come out of Sainsburys and head up towards the travelodge and library.
Then turn right onto Wesley Lane, and then left onto Sheep Street and you will see us.
There is disabled on street parking near to the practice, by the Methodist Church.
Otherwise there is Pay & Display parking in The Cattle Market car park, Market Square and next to Deans Court.