"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..

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….

The Eye Examination

The Eye Examination An eye examination should be part of everyone’s normal health routine and is an important part of looking after your eyes. You may think of this as just an eye test, but it’s more than a simple test of your sight. Your optometrist is able to check your eye health and other general health issues during an eye examination and give advice.

Here are some important reasons to have a regular eye examination and look after your eyes:
•It can detect early signs of eye conditions before you notice them.
•It can also detect other general health problems.
•Good vision helps you work and play safely and comfortably. It leads to a better quality of life.
•Your eyes are the only pair you’ve got. If you lose your eyesight it may never be replaced.
•Unlike your teeth, your eyes do not usually hurt if there is something wrong.

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