IMPORTANT: Eye exams during the COVID-19 pandemic
At Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care, we are committed to meeting your essential eye and hearing health needs throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic. Routine testing is temporarily suspended, but we are able to provide essential care, should you require it. Essential care includes concerns or anxiety about your eye health, your glasses, contact lenses and/or current prescription, or you require new glasses or sunglasses.
Please note: You will be contacted by phone prior to your chosen appointment time to discuss your requirements and to help you understand what to expect when you visit us in practice.
If you suspect an eye emergency, for example experiencing new or changes in floaters in your vision, sudden eye pain, sudden loss of sight or flashing lights in your vision, please call us on 0800 40 20 20 and choose the emergency option, or call NHS 111 (if out of hours) - do not make an online booking.
About the Leightons Eye Examination
Wondering what’s in store when we examine your eyes? Well, there’s everything you’d expect. Thorough tests. Professional staff. Heartfelt service. Plus, a little bit more.
When you book a Leightons Eye Examination, you can look forward to a service that’s a little bit special. Our stores are equipped with the very latest technology, so you’ll enjoy the most thorough test. We won’t rush you in and out. We’ll take time to listen to your needs and understand your lifestyle, so we offer you the kind of personal, individual service you’d expect from your independent optician. If you'd like to book in for an appointment simply call 0800 40 20 20.
What do we look for?
Our friendly optometrists will check the health of your eyes. That includes:
- Your vision – they’ll decide if any correction is needed.
- Any signs of cataracts, glaucoma and other eye conditions – thanks to our advanced screening tests, OCT and Optomap, which you can add for extra peace of mind.
- Other health issues, like diabetes, high blood pressure and vascular disease – your eyes can be the window to your body’s health.
How long does an eye test take?
Our eye examination normally lasts around 30 minutes. And if you have questions as you go along, feel free to ask our team.
What kind of eye examination can I have at Leightons?
At Leightons, we offer three types of private eye examination:
- The Leightons Eye Examination – this includes free Retinal Photography, which lets us track the health of your eyes over time, and costs just £40.
- The Leightons Ultimate Eye Examination – as well as Retinal Photography, this includes an OCT scan so we can detect serious eye conditions up to five years earlier than a normal test – it costs just £69.
- The Leightons Advanced Eye Examination – Available in selected branches, this offers Optomap imaging, as well as a specialist OCT scan and Retinal Photography – it costs just £89.
To book for any one of our eye tests call 0800 40 20 20.
NHS sight tests at Leightons
Some people are entitled to a sight test for free through the NHS. We’re delighted to offer free NHS sight tests to:
- Children under 16
- Teenagers under 19, in full time education
- Anyone over 60
- Anyone with a history of certain health conditions
Please see the NHS website for the full list of everyone who may qualify for an NHS sight test.
We recommend adding Retinal Photography, OCT and Optomap services to your NHS sight test at a small additional cost.
Free hearing tests
Just to let you know, we’re delighted to offer anyone over 18 a free hearing assessment for a complete hearing health check too.
To find out more call us on 0800 40 20 20.
Book an appointment
You can book an appointment online, call us on 0800 40 20 20 or visit your local branch.