Dispensing at Lee Opticians
Our dispensing team, here at Lee Opticians, are on hand to help you make the right frame choice and the right lens choice to suit your lifestyle needs. When you have an eye examination with us, the optometrist will hand you over to one member of our dispensing team who will be more than willing to help you. It is the Dispensing Optician who is always on hand, for when you come back to collect your glasses and get them fitted. The Dispensing Optician provides you with the after-care of your glasses, and it is the skills and the knowledge of the DO, that will make sure you are always comfortable with what you are wearing.
When the Optometrist hands the patient over to our Dispensing team, it is the job of the Dispensing Optician, to help and advise you on your lens choice by discussing your day-to-day routines and hobbies that you may do. By choosing the correct lens, e.g. Computer lens or reading glasses, this could be the difference in how you find working at a computer, at your own work. If you are a driver or know you drive a lot, simple things like adding a reflection free coating could make the world of difference and it is the Dispensing Optician that can help you get this onto your lens. Put your trust in your Dispensing Optician, who will want to satisfy your visual needs.
This is an app, that is brand new, which allows us to help that patient make the right lens choice. We use it to show the patient, what it is like to wear one type of Varifocal, compared to another and why driving with a reflection free lens is better than driving with an uncoated lens. We believe that because the patient is the one wearing the glasses that they choose and looking through the lenses, that they are being advised to wear, it is good to visually see what the benefits of one lens is over another and to support the advice they are been given.
Our team here at Lee Opticians have such passion when it comes to picking the right frame for the patient. We love to help you pick a frame, which you will love and admire and proud to show off. Of course, our Dispensing Optician team, will work with you, in terms of what suits your budget. One thing we pride ourselves on, is that once you leave the shop, having picked up your pair of glasses, we know that you will leave happy with your choice, but you can be guaranteed that you are leaving with a superb, tailored fitted frame.
The Eye Ruler
At Lee Opticians, we are proud of our long working relationship, with worldwide lens experts, Essilor. Depending on your choice of lens, each lens will require very accurate measurements. For example, when wearing varifocals, it is the job of the Dispensing Optician to measure the pupil centers which allow the varifocals to work to their full potential. However, with the advancements of lenses and devises now used to measure lenses in frames, we now use Essilor’s ‘Eye Ruler’ which gives us measurements within a point of a millimeter, to give us pristine measurements, therefore more comfortable for the patient. We always say that “a good pair of glasses, should feel like you aren’t wearing glasses at all.”
Our Dispensing Team
- Michael Gilsenan FBDO
- Jack Gilsenan FBDO
- Carol Ward
If at any time you have any questions, either a patient of Lee Opticians or patient of somewhere else and you have any concerns or any questions about your lenses, feel free to call in and speak with our team, who will be more than willing to help.