We will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

Since we opened the doors in 1992 the emphasis at the core of the practice has always been exceptional patient care and it remains so to this day. We have continued to invest heavily in the very best equipment and have three outstanding consulting rooms with the latest technology including OCT and Optomap digital scanning, corneal topographer and colorimeter. 

Our Optometrists specialise in Orthokeratology and the management of Visual Stress.  Our qualified Dispensing Opticians are on hand to give you their best advice with one-to-one consultations.  Our receptionists, as you will know if you have ever visited or phoned the practice, are always super helpful and will bend over backwards to make things right for you whenever possible.

The NHS fee (£21.71) grossly under-funds our comprehensive eye examination and the services we provide.  We have subsidised this for many years, however it is no longer realistic to continue doing so.  The NHS bases its fee on providing the most basic examination lasting just a few minutes, this is something we have never done.  If you have had an eye examination with us, you will be familiar with the standard of care and expertise in addition to the level of technology that we employ.  To enable us to continue to offer the same degree of eye care excellence over and beyond the basic NHS Sight test, we will be meeting all your eyecare needs privately from 1st July 2021.

If you usually have an NHS funded eye examination you can continue as a private patient, and your previous notes and records will still be available and held within the practice. But, you will need to be aware of the fees for services. We also offer Eyeplan which is a cost effective way to look after your eye health with a monthly subscription. We will continue to provide NHS referrals and cataract services in the same way as we always have.

We hope this goes some way towards explaining why we have made this move.  We are more than happy to explain our new charging structure so please contact us for more information.

Introducing Eyeplan

We want to continue to provide the level of service and dedication that our patients deserve so we are expanding our practice membership to welcome all.    Joining Eyeplan will allow you continual access to the excellent care and service we provide and is open to everyone.

Membership of Eyeplan covers:

The great benefits of membership start immediately so why not join up today?

Quick and easy…

Just tell a member of the Melina Joy Opticians team that you would like to join Eyeplan and they will be able to sign you up in a few minutes.  There is no credit check, so this will not affect your credit rating in anyway.

We hope this goes someway towards explaining why we have made this move.  We are more than happy to explain our new charging structure so please contact us for more information.

July 2021