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What is a dispensing optician?

A dispensing optician is a registered healthcare professional and plays various roles within an optical practice to help patients.
The core role of a dispensing optician (DO) is to advise on, fit and supply the most appropriate spectacle frames and lenses for each person. What works best for one person won’t be the same for another. The best glasses for you depend on what you want to look at, and the situations in which you are doing it.
Sylv will talk to you about your day-to day life and help you select the best solution for you.

What type of glasses do you offer?

Sylv's Specs offer a wide range of high-quality frames and lenses. These include full frame, half frame and rimless frames as well as all varieties of lenses, for reading, computer, driving, full varifocals and working varifocals.

Do I need to bring my prescription?

You will need to bring in a current and up-to-date prescription, signed by a qualified optometrist. If you don't have an up-to-date prescription then there are many qualified optometrists in the area who will be able to give you a full eye examination.

What's the benefit of using Sylvs Specs?

Sylvia will be able to share her wealth of knowledge to help you search for and decide on the best pair of glasses or sunglasses for you. Book an appointment for a 1-1 experience to have her undivided attention!

Do you offer the same lenses as the high street opticians?

We offer a wide variety of lenses, all suited to your needs and requirements. A lot of the bigger brands are offered that you will find in high street opticians, including Shamir, Hoya, Nikon, Zeiss to name a few. As well as unbranded products to offer you the choice you want. 

Do I need an appointment to see you?

It is hugely preferable to book an appointment with Sylvia so she can spend as much time with you as you need, because she knows that choosing glasses can be a big decision so you need to make sure you're happy. You are welcome to just pop in on the days the shop is open, but it can be busy at times.

You can contact her to book an appointment here.

I've tried varifocals before and didn't get on with them, why should I try again?

Sometimes it happens, a change to varifocals can be so different, it's a bit of a shock to the system... But don't worry, there are different varieties, the frame can make a difference, the way they are fitted, the expectations as well. They're designed for everyday use so Sylv will make sure they are right for you first!