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Our team of opticians and optometrists at 80 Lordship Lane are passionate about providing a relaxed and personalised experience as they help you find the perfect eyewear for your vision.
Come in for a chat and to experience our unique approach to eye care, including:
- Our range of bespoke, stylish glasses. We stock an ever-changing, hand-picked range of the world’s most beautiful frames, curated from artisans such as Killsgaard, Woow, MEYER, and many more.
- The best eye test of your life! We believe that finding the right eyewear starts with a comprehensive understanding of your unique vision. This is why we use the only latest and best examination equipment and spend far more time with our clients than a standard high-street optometrist.
- Contact lens consultations and fittings. Our team of experts specialise in finding the perfect prescription for you, including complex prescriptions, multifocal contact lenses and solutions for dry eyes.
To get more information or book an appointment, fill in the form below or give us a call or email.
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Private & Personalised Opticians in East Dulwich
As one of your most important organs, your eyes deserve the highest quality of care in order to prevent the onset of sight and eye health deterioration. When you choose Taylor-West & Co as your preferred opticians in East Dulwich, you will receive the highest level of eye care from highly trained opticians using the latest hospital-grade equipment.
A trip to our Dulwich opticians doesn’t only have to be for our comprehensive eye examinations, as we also stock a beautiful range of spectacles manufactured by dedicated eyeglasses brands. Our hand-crafted spectacle frames are sourced from the very best brands across the world, from France, Italy and Germany to Japan and of course, the UK.
We can help you select glasses that complement the shape of your face, your features and your style. Alternatively, if you’d rather stick to contact lenses, we can provide you with personalised contact lenses following your eye examination.
Specialist Services at Taylor-West & Co Opticians in East Dulwich
We have invested in the most up-to-date hospital-grade equipment in order to provide the most thorough eye examinations and the most comprehensive contact lens fitting services possible.
Our services are highly tailored to your needs, eye health concerns, and requirements to provide the optimal level of care for your eyes. From contact lens fittings to private eye examinations, read on to learn more about the services we provide in our opticians in East Dulwich.
Private Eye Examinations in East Dulwich
During your visit to our optician in East Dulwich on Lordship lane, our optometrists will take every concern or query you have regarding changes to your sight or eye health very seriously.
Whether you’ve been suffering from headaches and have decided to get them checked out, or you’ve noticed that you can no longer see as far as you used to, your optometrist will be able to identify the causes of such concerns. We will also take into account your current prescription, health history, and hereditary issues to fully determine the cause of any issues.
We use £120,000 worth of specialist hospital-grade equipment, along with highly accurate OCT and Optomap machines in our Hove, East Dulwich, and Clapham branches in order to discover any degenerative conditions to your eyes years before commercially available eye tests. Because of this, diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, macular holes, retinal disease, and diabetic retinopathy; will have far less of a chance of severely affecting your vision and the overall health of your eyes.
Pricing for our private eye examinations are as follows:
Adult eye examination (with Optomap) £125
Child eye examination (with Optomap) £60
Specialist Contact Lenses for Every Eye
Our optometrists in East Dulwich have years of experience in the fitting of a wide range of contact lenses. From standard to more complex lenses, we love seeing our clients see the world clearly with a brand new set of contact lenses.
We believe that there is almost always a contact lens out there for most eyes so, whether you’ve been told you have a prescription that is too difficult or impossible to work with, we’d love to chat and see what we can do for you. However, it is important to set reasonable expectations as some patients with advanced keratoconus or distorted corneas following refractive surgery may not always be able to restore perfect vision with contact lenses.
For a typical contact lens fitting with Taylor-West & Co opticians in East Dulwich, you can expect the following schedule:
- Initial consultation:
We will complete an eye assessment involving careful measurements and scans of your corneas. We will also discuss your visual needs, lifestyle, and day-to-day activities in order to find the perfect lens for your specific eye and lifestyle. You will also try some lenses for an hour and, from here, we will order your new lenses – some of which need to be custom made or arrive from overseas, meaning that they may take as little as a few days or up to three weeks to arrive.
- Collection appointment:
When your lenses arrive, you’ll be able to try them again. We will check to see if they fit as planned and correct your vision as anticipated. If you find these lenses are the perfect ones for you, we will teach you how to insert, remove, and look after your lenses.
You will then take them home with you and try them out in the real world for up to two weeks to see if they really are satisfactory. However, if there are issues, we will gladly re-order a new pair with any necessary modifications.
- Follow-up / Second collection appointment:
Once you’ve had the opportunity to try out your new lenses, you’ll come to our opticians in the East Dulwich branch again so we can see how you’ve been getting on. If everything is perfect, and there are no issues with your new contact lenses, you’ll be able to keep them and return for another check-in in another 1 to 2 months. If any problems arise, we can modify your lenses or try a different kind of lens for you.
- Second follow-up / Third collection appointment / Regular check-ups:
The second follow-up and third collection appointment follow the same process as the previous steps until we find the perfect lenses for your eyes. Once the fitting is completed and you’ve received the right contact lenses for you, you’ll need to come back to our opticians in East Dulwich for a checkup every 6 months in addition to regular routine eye examinations.
The fitting process may be over two visits, however, it can take months to find the perfect lenses for your eyes. Once these perfect lenses are found, and following six monthly check-ups and good lens hygiene, you should be able to wear your new lenses easily.
Pricing for contact lens fitting is as follows:
- Standard contact lens refit (existing wearer) £120
- Standard contact lens fitting (new wearer) £200
- Eye examination + contact lens aftercare (with Optomap) £165
- Contact lens aftercare £60
- Ortho-K fitting £300
Explore Our Beautiful, Hand-Crafted Spectacles
Although this may be a natural conclusion, our ethos is that the very best spectacles and frames come from brands that deal solely in the manufacture of spectacle frames, not sunglasses frames or other forms of fashion.
Rather than purchasing an expensive pair of spectacle lenses from a high-fashion retailer stocking mass-produced frames, we stock a beautiful range of handmade spectacle frames from the most renowned manufacturers from Japan, France, Italy, Germany and the UK.
We truly believe that the superior quality of our beautiful frames will speak for themselves and, with the proper love and care, any of our frames can last you a lifetime of wear.
The Taylor-West & Co Way of Seeing
The health of your eyes is not only important to you, but to us too. So, if you’ve noticed your vision is quite what it used to be, you’re suffering from frequent headaches, or you have another concern regarding the health of your eyes, book your private eye test at our opticians in East Dulwich.
We use the latest hospital-grade equipment when it comes to the testing of your eyes as this can help us to detect a range of eye health conditions and changes years before they’re visible via conventional tests. We’re proud of the highly comprehensive and personal service our team provides – with all eye examinations only being completed by highly qualified opticians.
Meet the East Dulwich Team
Based in Dulwich
I came into optics via a rather circuitous route. After gaining a degree in Marketing and Advertising, I started working with my sister, Sophie, at Burnett Hodd Optometry in London, working as a technician performing retinal scans and visual fields tests on patients, and ordering and checking complex contact lens types…
Getting to Dulwich
The East Dulwich Overground station is a 9-minute walk away, we’re also on numerous bus routes and there is free parking in our local streets.
80 Lordship Lane London SE22 8HF | 0207 018 7020