Covid19 – Practice Has Reopened

We are pleased to say that our staff are now back in the practice Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm and ready to help you

To minimise the number of people in our practice, at any one time, our front door will be locked. We will aim to assist you via telephone initially, so please call us on 01491 835466 – then we can set up an appropriate appointment, should we need to see you in person.

When attending the practice you must have a face mask (or other suitable covering) and come alone (if mobility assistance / carer is required please notify us of this in advance).

Following the current NHS guidelines, we would like to request anyone who is currently experiencing Coronavirus symptoms (a cough, a high temperature, shortness of breath) to stay at home and only communicate with us via telephone or email
If you turn up with these symptoms, we reserve the right to refuse to see you, and request for you to rearrange at a later date.

Due to a large number of requests, we are currently prioritising patients with problems – please be prepared to tell our staff some information so we can assess the urgency
Routine appointments, are being noted and assigned at the earliest opportunity. Please feel free to request these, although there may be a month wait.

To contact us via a form, please use the General Enquiry form here.

New Premium Plus (OCT) Eye Examination

We continue to invest in the latest technology, most recently purchasing an OCT scanner and camera.  OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) captures a 3D cross-sectional scan of the back of your eye as well as taking a high definition retinal image. This helps us to monitor and detect any changes and abnormalities, which may indicate early signs of disease, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Private Eye Examinations
Standard – £42
Premium (Digital photography) – £54
Premium Plus (OCT & Digital photography) – £65

NHS Entitled Examinations
Standard – no charge
Premium (Digital photography) – £19
Premium Plus (OCT & Digital photography) – £35

Weekend Opening

For your convenience, we will be open 9.30am until 2.00pm on;

Saturday 1st February 2020

Saturday 29th February 2020

Saturday 28th March 2020

Saturday 25th April 2020

When making an appointment please let us know if you prefer to attend on a weekend date.

Wallingford Christmas Festival

This year’s Christmas Festival will take place on Sunday, 1st December, from 12.00pm until 5.00pm. Please visit Wallingford and join in all the fun activities of the day. Most of the town centre businesses will be open, including Patricia Hayselden and Partners (from 11.30pm – 4.30pm). Please call in to say Hello and join us for mince pies and Bucks Fizz.

Consider a new look for Christmas by selecting some new spectacles or trialling contact lenses.   For one day only, receive 20% discount on new frames.

We will be running a free prize draw throughout the day, to win a Christmas hamper. Simply call in to enter your name into the prize draw. Double your chances of winning by “Checking In” and “Liking Us” on Facebook while you are in the practice.

Staff changes

After 12 years with the practice, optometrist Nita Mahalingham has moved away from Oxfordshire, so will no longer be working with us. We wish her much happiness as her family begin a new life in Dubai.

We welcome Mri Bali to our practice, a full time optometrist with a specialism in Orthoptics.
We also welcome Jess Lunn who you will meet at reception.

World Sight Day 2019 – Please help us with fundraising

World Sight Day is a national fundraising campaign to raise funds to assist with eye care in under developed countries. There are more than 600 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired because they do not have access to eye examinations or glasses. The World Sight Day Challenge, which Patricia Hayselden and Partners is taking part in, aims to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses.

During October, our practice is donating some of every eye examination fee (paid either by yourself or the NHS), to raise money for Optometry Giving Sight and Vision Aid Overseas – two charities working together, to help provide eye examinations and spectacles in developing countries.
Just £5 can help provide an eye examination and spectacles to those in need. We are aiming to help 200 people.

We know that preventable blindness is a solvable problem. That is why every contribution is meaningful and can help to transform a life. Last year, tens of thousands of children, women and men lost everything when tropical cyclone Yolanda smashed into the Philippines. The Optometry Giving Sight organisation helped more than 8000 people by providing them with glasses, restoring their eyesight and enabling them to rebuild.

If you feel able to make a personal donation, please call in and put money into the red collection tin at reception.

See Giving Sight and Vision Aid Overseas for more information

Extended C:MY:K Range

We now have an extended range of Kodak C:MY:K frames in store.
This affordable range, suitable for both men and women, come in a great package deal with single vision lenses (complete with reflection free coating) from only £99.

Call in to view the range and take advantage

Privacy Policy Updated

Data Protection law is changing and we want to keep you up to date with the steps Patricia Hayselden and Partners are taking.

On the 25th May the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, comes into effect. GDPR imposes additional obligations on organisations and gives you extra rights around how your data is used.

We want you to know that Patricia Hayselden and Partners respects the information we hold on you and that we take the security of your information very seriously.

We have recently published an update to our Privacy Policy to give you more information on the data we hold on you, what we do with that data, who we share your data with and your new rights under GDPR

Our updated Privacy Notice is now on our website and can be viewed by clicking here

Kodak Drive Lens

Twice as effective as standard reflection free lenses.

  • Significantly less glare from oncoming vehicles, traffic and street lights
  • Details exposed to glare can be seen better
  • Improved colour and contrast perception

During the day, KODAK Lens performs as well as a standard reflection free lens, but at night the performance is improved twofold compared to the standard reflection free lens.
KODAK Drive Lenses are particularly suited to motorists as they offer significantly less glare from oncoming vehicle, traffic and street lights. Light sources are seen clearer and reflecting objects keep their sharp contours, meaning levels of glare are reduced.

Staff Changes

We would like to welcome our newest team member Lauren, who has joined us as a customer service apprentice / trainee optical receptionist. Lauren is replacing Sally who has left us to pursue a new career with the emergency services. We wish Sally the best of luck.