"Kelcher Optometrists is a family run optical practice which was opened by Graham Kelcher in 1977."

We provide expert advice and a great choice of eyewear whatever your budget.

Welcome

Kelcher Optometrists is a family run optical practice which was taken over by Graham Kelcher in 1977.

practice1We provide personal, friendly and professional eye care for all the family.

As an independent practice, we treat you as an individual and give your vision the time and attention it deserves.  Unlike some retail chains, we have the freedom of choice to only recommend products of the highest quality tailoring your spectacles and contact lenses to suit your individual needs.

IMG_5629Our commitment to value means that we can provide you with a great choice of eyewear whatever your budget.

We offer state-of-the-art 3D OCT eye scans.

We offer private and free NHS eye examinations and contact lens appointments.

We issue NHS optical vouchers and accept corporate eye care vouchers.

We are registered with the Staffordshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

Opening times
Monday 09:00 – 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 – 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 – 17:30
Thursday 09:00 – 17:30
Friday 09:00 – 17:30
Saturday 09:00 – 13:00
Sunday Closed

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Eye Scans

OCT is an extremely advanced health check for all ages. It’s very similar to ultrasound but uses light waves instead of sound waves. It shows the Optometrist exactly what is going on beneath the surface of your eye. This information could prove vital and can help prevent problems in the future. The scan is non-invasive, painless, simple and quick and allows us to instantly diagnose a number of common conditions.

What happens during an oct scan?

The scan uses light rays to takes a detailed 3D image below the surface of your retina (the inner most surface of the eye) giving us in-depth images of the eyes internal structures.
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This procedure only takes minutes and the equipment never touches the eye so there is no discomfort. You may require dilating eye drops in order to widen your pupils and make it easier to examine the retina.

What DOES an OCT Scan check for?

An OCT Scan can help in the detection of vision threatening conditions like age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy as well as checking for conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

As we grow older our retinas may change over time. The changes may not always be visible on the surface and you may not experience any physical symptoms. These changes are what an OCT scan is checking for.

When should I have an OCT scan?

We recommend an OCT Scan at least every two years with your standard eye examination.

If you’re over the age of 40, have a family history of any eye problems or you’re experiencing any visual problems a yearly scan is advised.

How much does an OCT scan cost?

An OCT scan is £30 including a full discussion with the Optometrist.

Ask about booking your OCT scan today…

Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Screening

Diabetic Retinopathy is caused when diabetes affects the small blood vessels in the retina, the part of the eye that acts rather like a film in a camera. It is the most common cause of sight loss in people of working age and it is estimated that every year in England 4,200 people are at risk of blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy.
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Diabetic Retinopathy
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Kelcher Optometrists is registered with the National Screening Service to carry out:
Annual Eye Screening – for patients who have standard screening
Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy Examinations – for patients with unassessable or ungradable images.
Please let us know which type of appointment you require when booking.
Kelcher Optometrists can no longer provide Digital Surveillance examinations
These patients are now being managed by the screening service.

National Eye Screening Service

Diabetes UK

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