The Team

Through the COVID-19 crisis we have remained open for essential services but now the guidance for attending has been relaxed. Please click above for information or call 01473 823755 if you have any questions.
June 22nd, 2020
We are progressing towards full resumption of services. Please call to make an appointment, especially if you have symptoms, needs or examination is overdue. Click above for further information. We are happy to supply contact lenses and spectacles.
June 22nd, 2020
Andrew Dunstone ran a solo marathon on Sunday 7 June 2020 on behalf of Lullaby Trust. Click to find out more.
June 9th, 2020
Next refraction course Fri 13th/Sat 14th Nov 2020 - Individual and small group tuition available on request before then (in person or via Zoom) .
June 9th, 2020

Eligibility for NHS services

You qualify for a free NHS funded sight test if you are:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Aged under 16
  • Aged 16,17 or 18 in full time education
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma (as advised by an ophthalmologist)
  • Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Registered Severly Sight Impaied (blind) or Sight Impaired (partially sighted)
  • Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher (your optician will advise on your entitlement)
  • Claiming Benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits or Universal Credit and meeting qualifying conditions)
  • On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate

We provide NHS funded domiciliary eye examinations. If you are eligible for an NHS funded sight test, you may obtain mobile services as follows:

  • At home: if you are unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
  • At a residential or care home: if you normally live there and you are unable to leave the home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability
  • At a day centre: if you would have difficulty in obtaining sight testing services from practice premises because of physical or mental illness or disability or because of difficulties in communicating your health   needs unaided.

Please ask for information regarding NHS services by telephoning 01473 823755

If you have seen a particular practitioner before you may request to see them again.

3 Queen Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5DZ Tel: 01473 823755