Eye tests

Regular eye examinations are very important particularly for those more susceptible to general health changes. The primary aim of the eye examination is to determine the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision.



Each practice has more than 400 frames in stock at any one time and should we not have exactly what you desire we will endeavour to source it from our suppliers if at all possible. We stock budget to designer ranges for adults and children.



Contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses for many. Improved vision, ease, safety and comfort are priorities for patients buying contact lenses.


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Services Available

• NHS and private examinations by appointment
• Extensive range of frames
• Contact lenses including automatic reordering of daily lenses
• Plain and prescription sunglasses
• Diabetic screening
• Pre and post cataract screening
• Glaucoma screening
• Digital retinal photography
• Cycloplegic refraction of children
• MECS scheme (April 2013)
• Children welcome

5 Top Tips For Looking After Your Eyes

According to the College of Optometrists:

• Visit an optometrist regularly. Optometrists are professionally trained not only to test sight and prescribe glasses and contact lenses; they can also spot eye problems and treat infections

• Be “eye aware” – make sure to check each of your eyes one at a time, and if you notice any changes, consult your optometrist

• Parents, keep an eye on your children – don’t forget, they don’t know what “normal” vision is, so watch out for signs that there may be problems. These include instances where children’s eyes appear not to work together, if they rub their eyes often or if they seem to shut one eye to see more clearly.

• Contact lens wearers – never wear anyone else’s lenses, wash them in tap water or sleep in them (unless your optometrist says you can)

• Buy good quality, dark sunglasses – Sunlight can damage the retina and the lens of the eye causing long-term damage to our eyesight. Good sunglasses don’t need to be expensive. Look out for glasses carrying the “CE” Mark and British Standard BS EN 1836:1997, which ensures that the sunglasses offer a safe level of UV protection.


W. H. Ashworth and Son Ltd
19 Wilmslow Road

Tel: 0161 428 3717

Heald Green

W. H. Ashworth & Son Ltd
214 Finney Lane
Heald Green

Tel: 0161 437 3400