Frequently Asked Questions

A selection of questions we are frequently asked at Westfield Opticians. If you have a question but it doesn’t feature here then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Q2 What is Glaucoma?

People worry because this is an ‘oma’. Unlike other ‘oma’s’ this is not a cancer. It is caused by raised pressure within the eyeball and is usually a slow moving painless and symptomless disease, although some rarer forms have a sudden onset and are painful. It will affect about 2% of the population within their lifetime, with the chances increasing with age. Although it is not curable it is treatable, usually with eyedrops Chances increase to about 10% if there is a family history of glaucoma. As most forms are painless and symptomless, if there is a family history of glaucoma an annual eye examination is recommended, and if it occurs the treatment can begin at very early stages.

With a background of dispensing optics we have good knowledge of specialised lenses to suit individual needs.

We have invested in high quality equipment, and as well as regular frames we also carry designer ranges.

We have a return rate of 80% with our customers, in an industry where 40% is considered good.

We have a workshop on site so we can control the quality of work.

We allow half hour appointments for both NHS and private eye examinations to provide a one to one service.