Andrew King Optician

Andrew King Optician

Andrew King Optician
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Andrew King Optician Established in 1991, Andrew King Optician offers a long-standing tradition of commitment and experience to our patients and the local community. We offer comprehensive free NHS eye examinations, including retinal photography, glaucoma and diabetic screening. We also stock a fantastic range of glasses from budget ranges to designer frames. Whatever your optical requirements, we will provide you with professional eye care and quality products at affordable prices.

Our patients are valued clients and not just numbers. We pride ourselves on not being driven by sales targets, gimmicks or special offers. We are delighted that patients return to us year after year, from all over the country and in many cases different generations of the same families choose our practice for their eye care. New patients are always most welcome.

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Highlights

read more › The eye examination provides not only a spectacle prescription; it is an important opportunity for recognising abnormalities which may indicate injury or disease needing medical care. This applies both to diseases of the eye, which may endanger sight, and to certain other diseases endangering general health. If you are aged between 16-69 years of age then you are entitled to a free N.H.S. eye examination every two years. If you are under 16 or over 70 years of age you may claim an N.H.S. eye examination every year.

read more › Many Lenzie residents fondly remember Andrew King's father, the late John King, who was Lenzie's pharmacist for many years. His pharmacy was situated just a few doors along from the premises now occupied by Andrew King Optician. Andrew King qualified as an ophthalmic optician (optometrist) in 1984. During the next few years, he gained valuable experience working in both the Hospital Eye service and the academic world. In 1991, he established his own full time independent practice in Lenzie. The practice soon became renowned for its high standard of eyecare and its reasonable prices.

read more › This charity provides eye care services to people in developing countries who are unnecessarily visually impaired because of poor eyesight. Last year, Vision Aid Overseas helped over 45,700 patients to see better by providing eye examinations and spectacles. If you have any unwanted spectacles at home, simply hand them into the practice and we will ensure that they are sent to Vision Aid Overseas' collection depot in England. Alternatively, you can make a donation directly towards the work of Vision Aid Overseas.

read more › In 2016 the practice installed a state of the art Topcon OCT camera. OCT- Optical Coherence Tomography- is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of the eye. The scan is non invasive, painless, simple and quick. It provides an invaluable ongoing record of the health and condition of the eyes. Where appropriate, OCT screening will be included in your eye examination. Furthermore there is no extra fee for this valuable test.

read more › These days many people attending for an eye examination will routinely have a few drops of tropicamide instilled into each eye. This results in the pupils becoming somewhat larger than normal. Larger pupils allow the ophthalmic optician (optometrist) a much better view of the inside of the eye. This is particularly useful in those aged sixty and over. The drops take about 10 minutes to work and around six hours to wear off. Very occasionally the effects may linger until the next day. Some people report that the dilated pupils make them a little more sensitive to light especially if it is a sunny day.

read more › In SHORT SIGHT (myopia), a person cannot see clearly in the distance because light entering the eye focuses in front of the retina. Although the near vision may be good, a short-sighted person usually needs spectacles for clear distance vision. In LONG SIGHT (hypermetropia), light entering the eye focuses on an imaginary point behind the retina. A long sighted person can sometimes bring their distance and near vision into clear imagery but the focussing effort of doing so often causes headaches and eyestrain.

read more › Ophthalmic Opticians (also nowadays known as optometrists) are registered with the General Optical Council as qualified to examine eyes, recognise abnormal conditions, advise on eye care and prescribe, fit and supply spectacles and other optical appliances. Dispensing Opticians are registered with the General Optical Council as qualified to fit and supply spectacles and other optical appliances. Ophthalmologists and Ophthalmic Medical Practitioners are doctors registered with the General Medical Council who specialise in eyes and are concerned primarily with the treatment of eye diseases and ocular surgery.

Reviews (2)
Deborah Bryson
Deborah Bryson
Feb 10, 2017
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Wonderful service from Mr King today. I visited with my 4 yr old daughter. This was her first time and he made it fun, explained everything, took the time to engage her in the full examination. I can't recommend enough. Many thanks for your kindness.
Jacqueline Simpson
Jacqueline Simpson
Feb 02, 2017
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I agree , Andrew is an excellent optician; after over 40 year of not seeing out of one eye and going to some of the big chains, including Boots, opticians, Andrews expertise and attention to detail (using his new equipment) had me miraculously reading using this eye... I am now attending specialists with hope of surgery to restore some sight to this eye. I cannot thank Andrew enough.