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COVID-19 UPDATE

March 23, 2020

Due to current circumstances surrounding Covid-19, we have been advised by the General Optical Council to temporarily suspend routine eye tests. We are continuing to provide all types of emergency eye care to patients who need it, all contact lens supply will continue as normal and our practice telephone lines are open during usual hours to answer all enquiries. We aim to have all glasses that have been ordered ready for collection over the next 7-10 working days, and we... Read the full article


WHAT IS AN OCT SCAN AND WHO SHOULD HAVE ONE?

March 13, 2020

OCT scans are recommended for people aged 30 or over, who would like to find out more about their eye health, or those with diabetes or a family history of eye disease. They are particularly useful for detecting potentially serious eye conditions that generally don’t have any symptoms until they start to impact on your vision. These include; – Glaucoma – Age-related macular degeneration – Macular hole… – Detached reitna In fact, an OCT scan can detect Glaucoma up to... Read the full article


CHILDREN AND UV PROTECTION

March 13, 2020

When it comes to letting the children play outdoors, most parents know how important it is to wear sun cream but the effect that UV Radiation can have on their eyes is often overlooked. Excessive sun exposure can also damage the eyes, which may lead to eye diseases such as photokeratitis and cataracts later in life. To help protect children’s eyes all year round, we now include UV filters on all children’s lenses as standard.


Welcome Hannah

May 12, 2017

We would like to welcome our new optician Hannah Ross who will be running clinics at Redcar. Hannah is a fully qualified optometrist who brings a wealth or experience and expertise to the practice. She is looking forward to meeting you in her clinics. Adrian Hall we will be back running weekly clinics at the Eston practice, as well as two days per week at the Redcar practice. He encourages patients to book with Hannah in confidence.


Are regular eye tests really important?

February 17, 2017

Having an eye test is not just about reading a chart to determine what you can see. An eye test can detect many health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as various eye conditions including Glaucoma, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts and many more. If there is a history of any eye disease in your family, regular eye tests are very important because most conditions tend to run in families. For example, the leading cause of blindness is... Read the full article


How does an OCT assist in diagnosing Macular Degeneration?

February 2, 2017

Macular Degeneration is a common condition that usually occurs later on in life. The most common type is slow degeneration of cells at the back of the eye (Atrophy). It leads to the loss of central vision. The OCT is helpful in diagnosing this condition by detecting a reduction in retinal thickness, the Fundus Autofluorescence scan (FAF Scan) allows us to detect abnormal accumulation of lipofuscin. Areas of increased auto fluorescence signals may precede the enlargement of retinal atrophy and... Read the full article


How does an OCT scan assist in early detection of Glaucoma?

January 26, 2017

A common question from patients, explained by our Optometrist Alex… Glaucoma is an eye disease that leads to loss of the retinal nerve fibre layer. Traditional methods for detecting Glaucoma are eye pressures, looking at the back of the eye (retina and optic nerve head) and visual fields. Using these techniques, sometimes over 50% of the nerve fibre layer has been lost before the disease is picked up. With an OCT scan, we are able to measure the thickness of the... Read the full article


New OCT Health Scan

July 27, 2016

We’re now offering an enhanced service to check not only your vision, but also the actual health of your eyes too. An OCT is an advanced examination which allows us to study your eyes in incredible detail.  It helps us detect, diagnose and monitor Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachments and much more.


Ray-Ban Sunglasses

May 27, 2016

We stock the full Ray-Ban sunglasses collection. Not many people realise that sunglasses are also able to be glazed with lenses tailored to your unique prescription, which means you wouldn’t have to wear contact lenses underneath your sunglasses in the summer! Alternatively you can buy any sunglasses with lenses as seen.    


Julie celebrates 25 years at Halls…

April 6, 2016

Congratulations Julie on serving 25 years with us at Hall Opticians. We’re very proud to have you on our team, your wealth of optical knowledge and experience is invaluable, thank you for your extreme loyalty over the past 25 years. https://www.facebook.com/HallOpticians/?fref=nf