Following your eye exam, and should you require glasses, you can visit the dispensing suite, where Jovi and Mikaela will help select the best frames and lenses for you.
We do not believe in pressuring patients into quick decisions, multi-sales or buying products they do not require. Our belief is in providing the kind of service that is not readily available elsewhere, and to mirror the bespoke service you receive from our expert optometrists.
What is a Dispensing Optician?
A Registered Dispensing Optician is a highly trained professional, having completed three years at college, who dispenses and fits spectacles and other optical aids, working from the prescriptions written by optometrists and ophthalmologists. However, at Burnett Hodd & Tam our opticians go the extra mile, and we pride ourselves in providing a unique and personal dispensing experience.
We start the dispensing experience by having a discussion about you and what you would like or need in your new glasses. Following this, the dispensing opticians select a range of spectacle frames for you to try.
The beauty of our practice is that your time with the dispensing opticians is unlimited. You can spend as long as you want choosing your new look and asking us as many practical questions as you would like about what you have chosen. Our opticians are not bound to using one manufacturer of spectacle lens either and are therefore able to provide the best lens design by the appropriate manufacturer for you as an individual.
For example, do you mainly spend time on your computer? Would the addition of an occupational lens be of more benefit to you? Do you spend a lot of time abroad? Would photochromic or polarised prescription lenses help? What are your hobbies? Do you play a lot of contact sports? Do you need prescription goggles? By understanding your lifestyle, our opticians will recommend the best glasses for your needs.
The lenses we use
We only use the highest quality lenses on the glasses that we fit. These include:
The front of the frame features layers of laminated horn, giving this material greater strength and stability.
An original frame made exclusively from full grain leather to ensure outstanding smoothness and comfort.
Our dispensing suite is slightly different from most practices in that we only display a few frames and sunglasses. The majority of our stylish frame collections are stored in drawers. This means you won't be overwhelmed by hundreds of unsuitable frames all looking the same. We also often get delivered frames before any other Optician, so you can be sure you get the most exclusive of experiences.
After the great success of Team GB in London 2012 and Rio 2016, sport has been on the nation's mind. At Burnett Hodd & Tam we have a wide range of sportswear that will not only provide you with protection but can also correct and enhance your vision.
All of the Dispensing team are fully qualified to be able to advise and fit children's glasses. We also have a large range of kid's frames to try, from the fun and bold to the sophisticated.