May 18, 2012
Anti-reflection coatings increase the amount of light reaching the eye and improve contrast by eliminating stray reflections and glare.
The result: clearer, sharper vision. Reducing glare is important when driving at night especially during the winter months and is beneficial when using a computer screen, as it reduces eye fatigue. We recommend Crizal Forté with Scotchgard™ the super-tough, easy-clean, anti-reflection coating; guaranteed not to scratch for two years!
Ask in store for further information.
May 17, 2012
Our professional contact lens experts have helped many people to fulfil their dreams of seeing without glasses by using contact lenses. Daily disposable contact lenses are now available to suit most prescriptions and eye types, even astigmatic eyes. They are extremely comfortable and offer tremendous flexibility, giving you the choice of full time wear or just occasional use.
Ask about affordable disposable contact lenses – a great alternative to glasses for virtually any age.
May 15, 2012
Stuck for a present? How about Chandlers Opticians Gift Vouchers – available as £25 or £50 amounts – they can be exchanged for either glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses (but not professional fees) at any of our branches: Godalming, Haslemere or Bordon.
May 9, 2012
STYLE and substance in your spectacles! You can have it all.
Most spectacle wearers face a dazzling array of choice and style when the time comes to update their frames. Feminine styles with soft, subtle detail are replacing the brash branding of frames that have been popular with ladies over the last few years. It’s worth remembering that a good choice of shape backed by pretty colouring can help lift faces and flatter complexions. Frames for men often emphasise the strength and durability found in modern materials. Bold, masculine lines abound with many television celebrities (especially on food programmes!) seemingly proud to be spectacle wearers.
In contrast, minimalist styles with rimless or semi-rimless mounts continue to be popular with both ladies and men giving lightweight ultimate comfort whilst blending into the face. Unsurprisingly, designer frames still attract the most attention. Frames are a luxury accessory likely to be worn more often that any item of clothing, whether associated with fashion brands or a niche market product specifically associated with spectacle frames. The allure of the designer is often irresistible and the attraction of the perfect balance of elegance, substance, texture, colour and of course cachet, is too strong to ignore.
At Chandlers we understand the need to get it right. To balance fashion, style and budget with the best frames for you, your visual needs and your prescription. So when you next fancy a new pair of frames don’t hesitate, visit or call at our branches in Godalming, Haslemere or Bordon, for a wide range of gorgeous frames backed by qualified, independent, professional advice.
May 4, 2012
Did you know, all Chandlers Opticians are recognised by Essilor, the manufacturers of Varilux lenses, as accredited Varilux Consultants? Please feel free to discuss any aspect of these fabulous lenses with us at any time.
April 30, 2012
The use of coloured overlay filters for the removal of ‘visual stress’ in both children and adults is a recognised technique to improve visual performance. Although primarily aimed at dyslexics, it is now thought to be of benefit in many conditions including M.S. and M.E. in adults.
There is no specific colour which will help any specific individual so a range of tints is presented and the reading rate response is used to assess how beneficial a tint is to that person. The tint is then supplied as an overlay to be placed on top of the written piece and should mean that the ability to concentrate for longer and more comfortably is achieved.
The use of coloured overlays is not a service covered by the NHS, but we can arrange for one of our specialists to attend any of our practices, to see if this technique could be useful in addressing any special reading difficulties. Please ask for more information in the branch.
April 27, 2012
Professional, or enthusiastic amateur sportsmen will get the most from their sport by using the very best correction for their eyes. Eyewear can provide visual correction and also protection. When participating in sporting activities most of the information we get comes from the eyes, but to benefit, you will need the right lenses. Different sports require different tints and degrees of glare protection. What may be just right for skiing might not be ideal for tennis or golf.
We offer a professional service to dispense the best tint for your sporting enjoyment made up to prescription or as a plano (non-prescription) lens. Fashionable and practical wraparound sunglasses can now be made to virtually any prescription and are really great for sports. Why not talk to us about your particular sporting passion and see if we can help you get just that little bit better?
April 24, 2012
We believe we fit and supply more contact lenses than most opticians. As independent opticians our experienced professional contact lens experts are free to choose the very best contact lenses to suit your eyes. We supply and fit most major brands of daily disposable and monthly soft lenses and specialise in providing contact lenses for more unusual eyes. We regularly fit multifocal contact lenses for the correction of close as well as far sight, toric lenses for the correction of astigmatism and also help a large group of long term gas permeable lens wearers.
We have recently identified and embraced the needs of younger contact lens wearers and frequently supply lenses for children as young as 10 years old. This can be a life changing and liberating experience for these children, who thought they were destined to have to wear glasses for sport and social activities long term, but can now experience the freedom and boost in confidence that contact lenses can provide. Expert help, a real desire to fit contact lenses and experienced professionals all at competitive prices from Chandlers Opticians.
Ever wanted to give contact lenses a try? Well here’s your chance. We offer the opportunity for you to try soft lenses for just £10.
The small print: You must have a valid spectacle prescription within the last 12 months. Exclusions apply, contact branch for more details.
April 19, 2012
We know that it is often the way you are treated which inspires confidence in any professional. At Chandlers Opticians we hope you leave with the feeling of being treated as an individual.
But, did you know as well as providing you with excellent service, we also have some very sophisticated examination techniques to help keep your eyes healthy and monitor any possible deterioration. We like to assess visual fields (peripheral vision) in most adult eyes and we have retinal imaging cameras in all practices which can show subtle changes over time and alert us to the best management strategies.
In addition we have OCT scanning (Ocular Coherence Tomography) at our Godalming practice. OCT scans have, up until recently, only been available in hospital departments, but the use of this extremely simple technique can reveal early signs of glaucoma, macular disease and diabetic eye changes. Early referral can make treatment of these conditions much more successful. This is leading edge technology for opticians giving truly comprehensive eyecare. We believe that we are the only local optician to offer this state of the art technology and are proud of the increased service it enables us to provide.
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