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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.

Rayban Junior has arrived…

April 6, 2016

We’ve just received the amazing RayBan Junior collection in store. Fantastic designer choice for children, the frames are very colourful with the simple RayBan logo etched onto the sides. We’re very impressed with the quality and design of the collection and can’t wait to hear your feedback.

Brand new coating protects eyes from LED screens…

January 18, 2016

Research says that digital LED devices emit blue light that causes eye strain after long exposure and now there’s a new coating that can protect your eyes from these emissions. Our Blue Pro coating cuts out blue light, provides 100% UV protection, enhances contrast when looking at LED screens and reduces eye strain. Plus, these lenses are two times more scratch resistant than a standard lens, easier to clean and smudge free! Also, in our opinion, it is by far the... Read the full article

Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day …

November 18, 2015

On Friday 18th December our team will be taking part in ITV’s Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day. We will be wearing Christmas jumpers in the office and donating throughout the day to help raise funds for three amazing charities; Macmillan Cancer Support, Make a Wish UK and Save the Children. There will be sweets, games and prizes to get involved with and all patients are welcome to come and join the fun!