On 22 Jan 2016 at 6:53pm Just Bob wrote:
As my former well rated optician in Lewes has now retired I am looking for one locally that comes with a good reputation for accurate sight tests and good service.
Any recommendations please!
On 22 Jan 2016 at 7:03pm Geoff wrote:
Wilson Wilson Hancock - Paul there is fab, he's been my optician for 10 years.
On 22 Jan 2016 at 8:04pm Helen Keller wrote:
They are all good at checking your eyesight, and if you accept your glasses and you can't see that's your fault ! You need to complain.
On 22 Jan 2016 at 8:05pm astigmatised wrote:
Spectrum Eyecare. Utterly brilliant. Julian, the dispensing optician is really excellent.
On 22 Jan 2016 at 8:44pm Rookie wrote:
Specsavers. Very good. 25% off with a Rooks card too.
On 22 Jan 2016 at 9:05pm Googlly wrote:
The Man from Spectrum has my vote..
and they're very attentive too.
On 22 Jan 2016 at 10:08pm JillG wrote:
Me too for Spectrum - really knowledgeable and helpful
On 22 Jan 2016 at 10:58pm Mr Magoo wrote:
Can't recommend Specsavers highly enough. Broke spec arm on eve of holiday last summer and lady there patched it up for no cost. Went back recently for fast and efficient and thorough eye test and two pairs of non-budget glasses for #110 all in. That's good in my book
On 23 Jan 2016 at 12:13am John Smith wrote:
Another vote for Specsavers, particularly if money is short. Terrific value, good staff and first class care as far as I can tell (but I'm not complicated). Lots of my friends use Spectrum and they swear by it, but it's expensive!
On 23 Jan 2016 at 10:41am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I wish I could say the same of Specsavers.
I have varifocals, and it took them 5 tries to get the second pair right. They had been using a make of lens that distorted dreadfully near the edge, making my peripheral vision useless - very dangerous for driving.
With the first and second pair, the young man who served me tried to persuade me that this was normal for varifocals, and seemed to think I was a bit unreasonable to expect to see ok beyond the centre of my field of vision.
Although they are cheap, the extras aren't - things like thinning the lenses, coatings, polarisation etc seem expensive, and they ended up costing me about the same as they would have done at Vision Express.
However, the lady who finally worked out what the problem was (Carol or Karen, iirc) was excellent and really knows her stuff.
On 23 Jan 2016 at 10:49am Spectrum regular wrote:
I completely agree that Julian was wonderful. However, he is no longer working at Spectrum.
On 23 Jan 2016 at 11:02am Dispenser wrote:
I used to work for Paul at Wilson Wilson Hancock so I am biased but having worked at another large chain of Opticians I would recommend the small independent any day. Paul goes out of his way for new customers and existing alike, and will spend extra time with a patient over and above the norm if he feels that something needs investigating. The frames and lenses are great quality and prices vary to suit all budgets.
On 23 Jan 2016 at 11:07am Spectrum no longer wrote:
Very expensive and receptionist could not give me a receipt as she would have to write it by hand. Now go to Chapell's, very good.
On 23 Jan 2016 at 1:02pm Just Bob wrote:
Many thanks for all your comments and suggestions....looks like I need to make up my mind as there are rather mixed opinions!
I also had problems with one of the opticians mentioned and have been more than happy with Mr Chapel who has now retired.
Thank you for your interesting comments.
On 23 Jan 2016 at 1:09pm Speculum wrote:
I can't find them in Yellow Pages - maybe I need new glasses.