Opticians In Heathfield

If you’re in Heathfield and looking for a local optician, then come down to Focus Medical Eye Centre in Hailsham. We’re only a short drive down the road and like in Heathfield, there is plenty of free parking available. It’s always good to have a choice and we think you should choose us! We’re award-winning local Opticians nr Heathfield, with qualified, optometrists, opticians, and ophthalmologists who have many years of experience.

A Friendly Team of Local Opticians

When you go to an optician, you will probably meet different people who carry out different roles in the practice.  You may not know about everyone that’s helping you with the health of your eyes, and we’re not all called opticians! The optician simply refers to either the person conducting your eye examination or the person fitting and measuring your spectacles. There are plenty of other people who are here to care about your eyes.


The person who conducts your eye examination inside the consulting room is called the Optometrist. They will be trying to get the right prescription for your eyes. You might be familiar with these people who test you to see whether you can read the letters on the eye charts at the end of the room as well as testing you for lots of other possibilities.

On the other hand, a Dispensing Optician is the lens expert who helps you to pick your new spectacles outside the consulting room. This person is a professional in making sure you’re picking out the right glasses, even down to what suits you the best!

Registered Optometrists & Ophthalmologists

Optometrists have completed a degree in Optometry and spend a minimum of 4 years studying before qualifying. This training means they can examine and diagnose vision difficulties or diseases of the eye. As the primary providers of care; they can test and prescribe spectacles or contact lenses, and provide other medical treatments. Overseeing all of this is the General Optic Council who helps maintain standards and codes of practice within the profession. Focus Medical Eye Centre is registered with this body to make sure we are following all regulations.

Some Optometrists choose to specialise and undertake further training and qualifications. A prescribing Optometrist can prescribe medications for the treatment of various eye conditions and has effectively become an ‘eye GP’. Other specialists can include Paediatrics, including School Vision, Glaucoma and Medical Retina including Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

We are also privileged to have Mr Shahram Kashani, the lead Consultant Ophthalmologist at East Sussex NHS trust. Mr Kashani specialises in the diagnosis, management and treatment of retinal diseases. If you need to see an ophthalmologist, then please get in touch.

Please note: Anthony is a fully qualified Prescribing Optometrist in addition to being a Hospital Specialist Optometrist. Amanda is a fully qualified School Vision Children’s Specialist Practitioner in addition to her normal roles.

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Dispensing Opticians

The dispensing optician is responsible for giving advice on fitting and supplying the most appropriate spectacles for you. They are trained to take into account each patient’s visual, lifestyle and vocational needs. Sara is our fully qualified dispensing Optician and Practice Manager. She will help you find the right pair of spectacles or contact lenses for you.

Sara is able to fit and provide aftercare for contact lenses after undergoing further specialist training. Dispensing Opticians typically have undertaken at least 3 years of specialist training and will also be registered with the General Optical Council.

Need a Local Optician nr Heathfield?

We advertise in this area as quite a few people are looking for opticians nr Heathfield. Focus Medical Eye Centre can help give you great knowledge, a full range of spectacles and contact lenses as well as easy payment plans. We see customers from all around the area of East Sussex, including Polegate, Horam, Herstmonceux, Pevensey, Bexhill and even Eastbourne.

If you have any questions or would like further information about our services, please do not hesitate to contact the practice by emailing info@focusmedicaleyecentre.co.uk or by calling 01323 442062.

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