Covid-19 Update – All Appointment Types Now Available

Our practice team is available Monday to Friday (and some Saturdays) to look after you, for all aspects of your eye care requirements.

Due to a large backlog of reminder letters, we are significantly behind schedule with sending these out to you. Please do not wait for a letter – just get in touch when you would like to see us. If you feel that you are having any difficulties, or if we have not seen you within the past 2 years – please contact our friendly reception staff on 01491 835466, who will be able to check your records and arrange for your next appointment to be scheduled into our diary, at the earliest opportunity.

Due to continuing social distancing restrictions, we are unable to see as many patients as we would under normal circumstances. So there may be a wait for an available appointment.

Please continue to wear a mask when visiting the practice. When you arrive you may find our front door locked – please knock and wait patiantly. We may also ask you to wait outside for a short while, in order to manage the number of patients inside at any one time – arriving as close to your scheduled appointment time as possible, is a great way to reduce this.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon

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 – £46
Premium (Digital photography) – £59
Premium Plus (OCT & Digital photography) – £72

NHS Entitled Examinations
Standard – no charge
Premium (Digital photography) – £22
Premium Plus (OCT & Digital photography) – £42

Weekend Opening

For your convenience, we will be open 9.30am until 3.30pm on;

Saturday 7th May 2022

Saturday 21st May 2022

Saturday 11th June 2022

Saturday 25th June 2022

Saturday 9th July 2022

Saturday 23rd July 2022

Saturday 6th August 2022

Saturday 20th August 2022

Saturday 3rd September 2022

Saturday 17th September 2022

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

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.

Oxfordshire Minor Eye Conditions Service

If you have a recent onset problem with your eyes such as those listed below, then this service may be able to assess and treat you.

The service is funded by the NHS and is available from Patricia Hayselden and Partners, as well as other local opticians throughout Oxfordshire.
Appointments are available within 48 hours (2 working days).

Minor eye conditions that can be treated by the service include:

  • Red eye or eyelids
  • Dry, gritty, irritable and uncomfortable eyes
  • Significant recent sticky or watery discharge from the eye
  • Recently occurring flashes and/or floaters
  • Painful eye including pain with bright lights
  • Ingrowing eyelashes
  • Recent and sudden change in vision
  • Foreign body in the eye
  • Unusual eye appearance (lumps and bumps)

NOTE: This Minor Eye Conditions service is for sudden onset problems and not for major, prolonged eye conditions such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.

If you are registered with an Oxfordshire GP and over age 6, you can use the service. To make an appointment, call us on 01491 835466 or come into reception. You will be asked some questions about your symptoms in order to assess if you are suitable and how quickly you need to be seen by this MECS service, which will be within 5 working days or sooner if possible.

Please note that this is not an eyesight test. Some eye conditions are better suited to immediate referral to eye casualty – please ask your optometrist, pharmacist or GP if unsure. Others may simply need a routine complete eye examination

For more information on the Oxfordshire Minor Eye Conditions Service see: