Specialists in Digital FreeForm lenses
Specialists in Digital FreeForm lenses
EYE CARE FOR ALL THE FAMILY
EYE CARE FOR ALL THE FAMILY

ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING AN APPOINTMENT?  ARE YOU TOLD THAT YOU HAVE TO WAIT UP TO 3 MONTHS?

We have appointments available at both branches within a few days - sometimes we can book you in the same day.  Just give us a ring.  

We also fit every pair of spectacles purchased from us to make sure they are comfortable and won't fall off - no standing outside or having the glasses handed to you in the case.  We also like to make sure you can actually see through them!

REVISED OPENING HOURS

WEEK COMMENCING 3rd OCTOBER

 

ANLABY ROAD, HULL

MONDAY                                                        9:00 - 12:30     CLOSED  

TUESDAY                                                        CLOSED         2:00 - 5:00

WEDNESDAY                                                 CLOSED         CLOSED

THURSDAY                                                    CLOSED         2:00 - 5:00
FRIDAY                                                           9:00 - 12:30     CLOSED
SATURDAY                                                    9:00 - 12:30


HALLGATE, COTTINGHAM

MONDAY                                                        CLOSED           2:00 - 5:00    

TUESDAY                                                       9:00 - 12@30    CLOSED
WEDNESDAY                                                 CLOSED          CLOSED

THURSDAY                                                     9:00 - 12:30      CLOSED
FRIDAY                                                            CLOSED          2:00 - 5:30
SATURDAY                                                      CLOSED

 

 

WEEK COMMENCING 10th OCTOBER

 

ANLABY ROAD, HULL

MONDAY                                                        9:00 - 12:30      CLOSED

TUESDAY                                                       CLOSED          

WEDNESDAY                                                 CLOSED          CLOSED

THURSDAY                                                    9:00 - 12:30      CLOSED
FRIDAY                                                           CLOSED          2:00 - 5:00
SATURDAY                                                     CLOSED


HALLGATE, COTTINGHAM

MONDAY                                                        CLOSED

TUESDAY                                                       CLOSED
WEDNESDAY                                                 CLOSED          CLOSED

THURSDAY                                                    CLOSED          2:00 - 5:00
FRIDAY                                                           9:00 - 12:30      CLOSED
SATURDAY                                                     9:00 - 12:30

 

 

 

In England optometry has been moved into the "Green Phase", so on the advice of the College of Optometrists routine sight tests and the provision of GOS (General Ophthalmic Services) are available as normal. Any patients showing symptoms of Covid-19 or who have tested positive are requested to wait until they show a negative test before coming into practice.
We will still be wearing facemasks, but it is not mandatory for patients.
Please note, sight tests will not include a trip to Barnard Castle to assess vision for driving.

NOW AVAILABLE - E-SCOOP

WHAT IS E-SCOOP?

E-Scoop is a revolutionary optometric method for helping patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to regain some useful sight.  For years all we have been able to provide are higher magnification devices or tints to try to improve the vision for patients with AMD.  Now with E-Scoop we are able to offer a very different solution to improve both distance and near vision, especially for patients with wet AMD.

Please go to the Lenses page to find out more.

HOME VISIT SERVICE

Are you unable to leave home on your own?  Do you know someone who is housebound?  If so you may be able to have an NHS eye examination at home.  We bring our equipment to you, and can do the same examination as we do in the consulting room - all in the comfort of your favourite armchair.  We can also bring frames with us, if you would like some new spectacles.  Just give us a call or send an email if you would like to find out more.

COMMUNITY OPTOMETRY REFERRAL REFINEMENT SCHEME (CORRS):         

The CORRS scheme (Community Optometry Referral Refinement Scheme) was originally set up to enable patients to see an accredited optometrist if they suddenly started to experience any eye problems - red eye, dry eye, flashes and floaters, etc.  With the Covid pandemic the system was changed so that all patients who experienced such symptoms could be triaged over the phone first.  But now patients can self-refer again to see us, both in Hull and East Yorkshire.

 

IF YOU NOTICE ANY SUDDEN REDNESS, SORENESS, PAIN, FLASHING LIGHTS, FLOATERS, OR ANY OTHER ACUTE SYMPTOMS PLEASE GIVE US A RING.

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR BUCKINGHAM OPTICIANS IN HULL AND COTTINGHAM

Buckingham Opticians was founded in July 2011, taking over the Spectacle Warehouse on Anlaby Road in Hull, and Edwards Opticians (formely jason@guyphilips) in Cottingham.  We offer a  friendly, personal and professional service tailored to the individual visual requirements of our patients.

 

We are able to examine patients from birth onwards, and can also examine patients who are hearing-impaired or for whom Engish is not their first language.  We are also able to examine patients with physical or learning disabilities, and are even able to visit patients in their own home if they are unable to leave home unaccompanied.

We offer comprehensive private and NHS eye examinations with forty-five-minute appointments, screening for visual stress, quality spectacle frames to suit any budget, and top quality lenses, including the latest in FreeForm technology and Transitions 8, the latest and most advance generation of plastic photochromic, including Transitions Xtractive Polarising.

 

With over thirty years' experience in optometry, we are able to guide you through the bewildering range of choices of spectacle lens designs, materials, tints and coatings, and can find the right one to suit your needs.  

 

We also offer a full contact lens service, including daily and monthly disposables, torics and multifocals.  We are also able to fit and supply Duette hybrid lenses, a highly specialised lens type which offer the visual clarity of rigid lenses with the comfort and stability of soft lenses.

 

If you would like to know more, just send us an email or give us a ring.  If you are passing, pop in to one of the practices - we'll be pleased to see you. 

INDEPENDENT THINKING

In a recent survey into customer service by Which?, the UK’s leading consumer body, independent opticians like us came top, with a customer satisfaction rating of 88%. The detailed report was based on a survey by over 5400 members of Which?, who rated their experiences of eye examinations and purchases of spectacles and contact lenses over a period of three years.

In a recent online survey, nine out of ten respondents rated the service they received at Buckingham Opticians as 'good' or 'very good'.

We strive to offer the best service possible: we don't offer 'free' sight tests or BOGOF offers; we don't use selling tactics or push you into paying for things you don't need. 

We just offer quality service and honest opinions.

MADE IN YORKSHIRE

Stuart might be a Southerner from St Albans, but all our lenses are supplied by a company in Yorkshire, including all of our varifocals (most of which are usually made in France, Germany, Portugal or Japan), which are all designed, manufactured and glazed in Yorkshire.

SPECIALISTS IN FREEFORM LENSES

All lenses have distortions.  The higher the lens power, the greater these distortions will appear to the wearer.  Ordinary stock lenses are kept on a shelf until they are used - they are mass-produced, readily available and cheaper.  However, they have distortions which can make the wearer feel quite uncomfortable with the sloping, slanting effects ("meridional aniseikonia"), and the surface curves are arcs of a circle.  

Digital FreeForm lenses are different - they are specifically designed as a pair on a computer, which flattens the curves (parabolic, elliptic or hyperbolic) and reduces the distortion effects.  The lenses are thinner, flatter and lighter than ordinary lenses, and eliminate the sloping and slanting effects,  making the vision much more comfortable and far less like living in a goldfish bowl.  Due to the complexity of the lenses - both in terms of measurements by the optician and the bespoke design/manufacturing processes - they are more expensive than conventional lenses, but are also far superior.

At Buckingham Opticians we specialise in the measurement, supply and fitting of Digital FreeForm lenses which are available as single-vision, bifocal or varifocal designs, and include all of the various materials, tints and coatings which are available on standard lenses.

If you would like to know more, come along and speak to Stuart Buckingham.  He can explain in greater detail the way in which the lenses work, and can give you quote for your own specific requirements.

SENATOR, SOHO SQUARE, LIPSY AND DUNLOP FRAMES NOW IN STOCK

Now in stock at both Anlaby Road and Cottingham, we have new frames from Soho Square, Lipsy, Dunlop and Senator.  

VISUAL STRESS TESTS

Do you have problems concentrating? 

Do your eyes ache or go a bit blurry when reading or using the computer? 

Does your child have problems concentrating at school? 

Does you child complain of his/her eyes aching or blurring, especially when reading?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it may be due to visual stress.  This is where the eyes have difficulty working and focussing together, often due to problems with the balance of the eye muscles or the relationship between the eye muscles and the focussing muscles; or sometimes it can be associated with dyslexia or Meares-Irlen Syndrome.  We can assess how everything is performing and give the appropriate advice.

 

Unfortunately the NHS does not cover this extra testing, so there is an extra fee.

 

We can also check for pattern glare, which can be associated with triggering migraine attacks in many migraine sufferers.

For visual stress and pattern glare we can prescribe spectacles, tints and orthoptic exercises to alleviate the symptoms.

 

If you would like to know more, just give us a ring or send an email.

Enjoy looking at our website. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you soon.

183 Hallgate

Cottingham

East Yorkshire

HU16 4BB


Tel.: 01482 841359

Email:

buckingham183@buckingham183.karoo.co.uk

 

453 Anlaby Road

Hull

East Yorkshire

HU3 6AS

 

Tel.:  01482 566451

E-Mail: info@buckingham453.karoo.co.uk

Business hours

Monday - Friday

09:00 - 13:00

14:00 - 17:00

Alternate Saturdays 09:00 - 12:30

 

Home visits available

All business hours may be changed at short notice; please ring us to confirm.

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