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How easy is it to switch to Edwards & Walker Opticians in Doncaster?

Switching opticians might seem like a daunting task, but at Edwards and Walker, we make the transition as seamless as possible. Here are some common questions and answers to guide you through the process.

Why should I consider switching my Doncaster opticians?

There are lots of reasons you might consider switching opticians in Doncaster. Perhaps you’re unhappy with the level of service at your current high street practice, or maybe you’ve recently moved to the area and need a local optician. It could also be that your current optician doesn’t offer the latest in eye care technology or a wide enough range of glasses, or that you’re always feeling rushed or treated like a number.

Why choose Edwards and Walker among opticians in Doncaster?

Edwards and Walker is more than just an optician; every visit to us is an experience. We combine industry-leading expertise, care, quality and love to craft a personalised experience that goes way beyond a routine eye test

Switching to Edwards and Walker Opticians Doncaster means you’ll receive:

  • Expert eye care: Eye tests from one of the most respected optometrists in the industry and someone who cares passionately about improving vision for all.
  • Bespoke service: Our team is dedicated to providing personalised care. Grab a drink and let our team take the time to understand your needs so you receive the best possible service.
  • Convenience: Located in Doncaster town centre, we’re easily accessible with parking nearby and drop-off/pick-up available directly in front of the practice.
  • Patient focus first: We strive to build lasting relationships with our patients, which is why so many join our membership and enjoy exclusive loyalty rewards.
  • The latest frames: From designer brands to everyday style, we stock frames that suit everyone’s look.

How do I choose the right optician in Doncaster?

Choosing the right optician is crucial for maintaining your eye health. Here are some tips to help you make the best choice:

  • Reputation: Look for opticians in Doncaster with a strong reputation. At Edwards and Walker, we’re proud of our positive reviews and longstanding history in the community.
  • Services offered: Ensure the optician offers the services you need. At Edwards & Walker we offer everything from comprehensive eye tests to contact lens fittings to a wide range of eyewear for every budget.
  • Experience: Opt for a practice with experienced optometrists. Dr Basra has years of experience and has twice been shortlisted as one of the top 5 opticians in the UK.
  • Technology: Advanced technology can lead to more accurate diagnoses and better treatment. We use state-of-the-art equipment for all our eye tests in Doncaster.
  • Personalised care: Choose an optician who takes the time to understand your individual needs and provides personalised care.

What information do I need to switch to Edwards & Walker Opticians Doncaster?

Switching to us is simple and straightforward. You don’t need anything in particular to switch however if you have any of the below already, just bring it with you.

  • Your current prescription: If you have it, bring your current prescription. This helps us understand your vision history.
  • Details of your previous optician: This includes the name and contact information of your previous optician. With your permission, we can request your records.
  • Medical history: Any relevant medical history, especially related to your eyes, will help us provide the best care.

Remember, if you don’t have any of this information, don’t worry. Our team will help take care of everything for you.

How do I transfer my prescription to Edwards and Walker?

Transferring your prescription to Edwards and Walker is an easy process. Here’s how it works:

  1. Contact us: Reach out to our Doncaster practice by phone or through our online contact form.
  2. Provide consent: Give us permission to contact your previous optician and request your records – this isn’t mandatory and may only be required in special circumstances.
  3. Record transfer: We’ll handle the transfer of your prescription and any other relevant information. This ensures we have all the necessary details to continue your eye care seamlessly.

Can I keep my existing glasses and contact lenses?

Absolutely! If you’re happy with your current glasses or contact lenses, you can continue using them. During your first appointment with us, we’ll check that your prescription is up to date and ensure that your eyewear is still suitable for your needs.

If you need a new prescription, we can guide you in selecting new glasses or contact lenses from our extensive range.

What should I expect during my first visit for an eye test at Edwards & Walker Opticians Doncaster?

Your first visit to Edwards and Walker will include a comprehensive eye test. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Initial consultation: We’ll discuss your medical history, any vision issues you’re experiencing, and your lifestyle needs. This helps us tailor the eye test to your specific requirements.
  2. Vision assessment: Using advanced technology, we’ll measure your vision and check for any refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
  3. Expert eye test: Dr Basra will examine your eyes for signs of any issues including common conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
  4. Prescription update: If necessary, we’ll update your prescription. Dr Basra will explain the results of your eye test and discuss any recommended treatments or eyewear.
  5. Eyewear selection: You’ll then have the opportunity to relax in our eye lounge and browse our wide selection of frames and lenses as our staff help you find the perfect fit and style.

How can I book an appointment at Edwards and Walker?

Booking an appointment with us is simple. Here are the steps:

  1. Online booking: Visit our website and use our online booking system to schedule your appointment. It’s quick and easy to use.
  2. Call us: You can reach our Doncaster practice at 01302 349193. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient time for your visit.
  3. Walk-in: You can also visit our practice in-person to book an appointment. We’re always happy to help you with your eye care needs.

How do I get started?

Ready to make the switch? Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and experience the Edwards and Walker difference. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Reach out: Book online, call us on 01302 349193, or visit our practice in Doncaster.
  2. Prepare for your visit: Gather any relevant information if you have it to hand, such as your current prescription and medical history.
  3. Enjoy seamless care: Let us handle the transfer of your records and provide you with exceptional eye care.

By choosing Edwards and Walker, you’re opting for excellence in eye care, a dedicated team, and an experience far removed from the typical high street optician. Choosing us will mean you’ll never feel rushed or experience poor service again. We’ll make you feel seen.

Switching opticians has never been easier.

Let us show you Doncaster eye care unlike any other.

For more information, visit our website at edwardsandwalker.com or drop by our practice in Doncaster. We’re here to make your switch to better eye care as smooth as possible.

Frequently asked questions about switching opticians in Doncaster

To help you better understand the process of switching opticians, here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Is there a fee for transferring my records?

No, there is no fee for transferring your records or eye care to Edwards and Walker. We handle the process for you, ensuring a smooth transition.

Can I switch opticians if my current prescription is still valid?

Yes, you can switch opticians at any time, even if your current prescription is still valid. We can update your prescription if needed and ensure you continue receiving top-quality care.

How long does the transfer process take?

The transfer process is immediate. If we need to contact your previous optician, we’ll keep you informed throughout the process.

Switching opticians has never been easier, especially when you choose Edwards and Walker Optician in Doncaster. We’re committed to providing exceptional eye care and making the transition smooth and hassle-free. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and experience the difference.

For more information, visit our website at edwardsandwalker.com or drop by our practice in Doncaster. We look forward to welcoming you to the practice and building a long-lasting relationship.

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