ODESP – Diabetic Screening

It has come to our attention, that the Oxfordshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (ODESP) are issuing fixed appointments for retinal screening, at scattered Oxfordshire venues, rather than sending you the list of venues to choose from.

We would like to reassure you that Patricia Hayselden and Partners are still actively providing the retinal screening service for ODESP, so you can still have your appointment with us, in Wallingford.

If you would prefer this, when your letter arrives, simply phone ODESP,  ask them to cancel the appointment that they’ve sent you and inform them that you will contact Patricia Hayselden and Partners, to arrange your own appointment.  We can offer a wider choice of days and times, for your convenience.

Many of our patients find it is convenient to have their main sight-test eye examination at the same time as the screening appointment, so please let us know, when you contact us, whether the appointment is just for the ODESP screening, or a combined appointment with your NHS eye examination.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.  Remember not to drive, as pupil dilating drops are likely to be used, which can cause some blurring for a few hours afterwards.

Weekend Opening

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

Saturday 17th February 2024

Saturday 2nd March 2024

Saturday 16th March 2024

Saturday 6th April 2024

Saturday 20th April 2024

Saturday 11th  May 2024

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

OcuPlan

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with OcuPlan. We’re now part of the largest joined-up network of optometrists and ophthalmologists in the UK, collaborating to provide affordable, accessible care for patients with long-term eye conditions. If you or anyone you know is living with glaucoma, AMD or diabetic retinopathy and want added peace of mind that your sight is being protected, visit ocuplan.co.uk to find out more, or speak to one of our representatives in store.

You can also request a free home information pack by visiting https://dashboard.ocuplan.co.uk/homepack

COVID-19 Update 2023

As COVID and other seasonal viruses are still prevalent in Oxfordshire, we ask that you bring a mask (we can supply one to you if required) – to wear during the parts of the examination where we need to get close to you.

To protect you, the optometrist will continue to wear a mask. Please let us know if you would like all staff to wear one whilst you are in the practice.

We ask that you rearrange your appointment, if you have current symptoms that could be contagious, such as a new fever, cough, runny nose.

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.

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

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 are also delighted to say part time receptionist Katie Ansel has now joined us full time.

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