We know how important your eyesight is and here at Aldreds we aim to give you the highest quality of service in our field.
Being a family run business we can go that extra mile for you in all aspects of our eyecare.
You qualify for a free NHS funded sight test if you are:
You are also entitled to a free NHS sight test if:
If you do not enter into any of the above categories an eye test will cost you £30.
My Wife Philippa qualified as an optometrist in 1979 after graduating from Bradford, she also was awarded the Porter Prize from the SMC (Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers) for the best mark in the ophthalmic drugs Examination.
In January 1982 Philippa opened her own practice just outside Bath and in 1983 moved back into Yorkshire.
For a few years Philippa did additional work for the Barnsley Co-operative Opticians undertaking part time locum work. She also worked at a monthly clinic for Mr Toor at Pontefract Infirmary for a little over 12 months.
I am Steven and I qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 1979 whilst working for Dolland & Aitchison in Leeds. I then moved to another company with better prospects, however, this did not work out as they hit financial problems and made several of their newest staff redundant, myself being one of them.
I did locum work for approximately 9 months whilst looking for a suitable site to open my own practice. Ironically, the firm who had made me redundant were my biggest employer in my locum work.