How often should I get my eyes tested?
At O’Connor Poole Opticians we recommend an eye test at least once every two years. Certain people would be advised to return on a more frequent basis. A sight test can pick up early signs of eye disease before you’re aware of any symptoms. It is a vital way of protecting both the health of your eyes and indeed your overall health. Your eyes are the only place in your body that provide a clear view of your blood vessels, arteries, and a cranial nerve which can tell your optician a lot about your overall health.
Am I entitled to a free eye test?
Those with a Medical Card are entitled to apply for a free eye test and glasses once every 2 years. Certain individuals will be considered annually. Children under 12 are not covered for a free test at a private optician, but they are covered for free glasses once the test is complete. The relevant forms are available at O’Connor Poole Opticians.
How long will it be before I get my glasses?
At O’Connor Poole Opticians we have an onsite lab. This means that it is possible to have your glasses ready for you in as little as a few hours. Should your prescription or frame choice require that we need to order your lenses, the wait is usually just a few days. As a small independent customer focused opticians, our aim is to have our customers seeing clearly as quickly as possible.
Can I get prescription sunglasses?
Yes, once you have an eye test our qualified staff will help you choose a frame that is suitable for your prescription and lifestyle. As we make the majority of sunglasses onsite at O’Connor Poole Opticians it also means should you require the tint to be made lighter or darker for any reason it can be done within a few hours.
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes, at O’Connor Poole Opticians once you have chosen your frames and paid a deposit, you can pay off in weekly or monthly instalments of any amount. Your glasses can be collected once the final payment has been made.
Do you repair frames?
Yes, we have an onsite lab at O’Connor Poole Opticians where we carry out the majority of our repairs. Therefore most of the repairs can be done while you wait.
Is there parking nearby?
Yes, there is free parking directly outside the door of O’Connor Poole Opticians. There is also a free car park in the shopping centre across the road.