“Become part of the Parker family and enjoy an eye care experience like no other at Bolsover’s only independent opticians”
We pride ourselves on traditional eye care methods and our team shares a passion for eye care and fantastic customer service. Run by a mother and daughter team, our practice combines outstanding family values with bespoke eye care that is all about you. We’re celebrating 25 years on the high street this year so were eager to keep providing great customer service to all who enter our practice.
We love meeting new people and do everything we can to help you settle in and feel at home. If you’re ready to experience an eye care service like no other, why not join our family at Parker Opticians.
MEET THE PARKER OPTICIANS FAMILY
When you visit our Bolsover practice, you quickly become a member of the family. You’re guaranteed to see a familiar, friendly face ahead of your eye examination and we do everything we can to help you settle in and feel at home.
Our practice team is passionate about eye care and we are all very proud of our profession. With plenty of optical experience at our disposal, we endeavour to supply you with an eye care experience like no other.
And to make that experience even better, we want you to get to know us.
By choosing us as your optician, we need to find out as much about your history and lifestyle as we possibly can. With this in mind, it’s only fair that you get to know us too.
Now that you know all about the friendly faces at our practice, why not pop in and say ‘hello’.
The majority of our team has worked together for more than a decade, and as you can imagine, we all know what it takes to create a strong family-like bond. It helps us to give you an eye care experience like no other, as well as giving us the extra energy and enthusiasm required to protect your eye health efficiently.
Managing Director/Dispensing Optician
Jean qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 1986, having been in the optical industry for more than 20 years. She started working for Mr Raymond Parker who established the practice in 1965, when she was a young married mum of two children.
Jean loved the job so much that she trained to be an optician, juggling her studies with running a home. Jean always dreamt of owning her own practice and she jumped at the opportunity when Mr Parker retired. She bought Parker Opticians with her daughter Zoe Warner, who is also a qualified Optician. Jean feels very lucky to have achieved her dreams of helping people.
"EVERYONE’S EYE HEALTH IS DIFFERENT AND OUR COMPREHENSIVE, BESPOKE EYE EXAMINATIONS ARE DESIGNED TO PROTECT YOUR MOST PRECIOUS SENSE”
Our eye examinations include important in-depth tests that are designed to detect conditions like glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.
We will analyse your full eye health history and ask you some questions about your lifestyle, any current concerns, and your general health.
After the test has been completed, our experienced optometrists will explain their findings to you and give you all of the information and advice you need in easy to understand terms. We will also tell you whether you need spectacles at this point and explain the type of prescription lenses you will need.
We also have a strong relationship with Chesterfield Royal Hospitals Eye department and refer patients with sight-threatening conditions to the hospital via a fast track service.
“We source all of our eyewear ranges at international trade fairs so that you have a variety of eclectic styles to choose from”
Your eyewear is much more than a tool for correcting vision. It’s an accessory that accentuates your unique style and speaks volumes about the type of person you are.
Everybody’s style differs. You may want that all important sophisticated look for business meetings, or a style and colour combination that fits any dinner party theme.
At Parker Opticians, you know that you will find the eyewear design that best suits you. Our eyewear specialists source all of our eyewear at international trade fairs and ensure that you have a wide range of styles to choose from.
We don’t just pick our eyewear ranges based on brand name. We look for intricate designs, exciting colour variations and exceptionally constructed frames.
We understand that choosing eyewear can be quite difficult, so this is where our style specialists are on hand to help you select the eyewear that suits you and your lifestyle perfectly.
Our style specialists are always on hand to help you select the eyewear that suits you and your lifestyle perfectly. Our ranges include the front runners in design such as Superdry, Radley and Guess, and the high-end quality of William Morris London and Johann Von Goisern.
If you love your eyewear as much as we do, make sure that you visit us regularly for the latest high quality designs.
“Protect your eyes with high quality sunglasses in the same way that your protect your skin with sun lotion”
It’s important that you protect your eye health with high quality sunglasses. It doesn’t matter whether you are lazing about in the sun or getting ready for a day by the sea; if your eyes are exposed to UV rays over long periods they can become sore, itchy and appear quite red.
These symptoms are all common signs of photokeratitis, better known as sunburn of the eye. This is a short-term effect of UV radiation, but long-term exposure carries greater dangers. Exposure over long periods has been proven to contribute to the formation of cataracts and may cause damage to the retina.
The best way to protect your eyes is by using high quality sunglasses and taking regular breaks away from the light. Your sunglasses should block out 99-100% of UV radiation, screen out 75-90% light, and be free from distortion.
If you would like more information about the designer sunglasses we supply or the effects the sun can have on your eyes please contact our eye care professionals on 01246 823242
“Enjoy a clear, crisp, wider field of vision without your eyewear getting in the way”
At Parker Opticians, we specialise in contact lenses and we aren’t restricted when it comes to selecting the most appropriate lenses for your lifestyle and visual requirements.
Our fantastic team of eye care specialists will examine your vision and give you plenty of helpful information on the benefits of contact lenses. They really are ideal for anyone that leads an on-the-go lifestyle and perfect for all the sports fanatics out there.
Not only can you look forward to a wider field of vision, but you won’t have to deal with the same restrictions that are associated with spectacles. You still get to enjoy clear, crisp vision, but there is certainly no chance of your contact lenses steaming over or catching any glare.
As an independent optician, we aren’t restricted when choosing lens manufacturers. If you require a certain type of lens, we will find it for you and ensure that they fit comfortably.
Whether you are new to contact lenses or a long-time wearer, ask us today about a contact lens trial or contact us to book your next contact lens appointment on 01246 823242.
DRY EYE SPECIALISTS
“Don’t let the sore, itchy symptoms of dry eye syndrome stop you from enjoying your day”
Dry eye is one of the most common eye conditions in the UK. The symptoms include sore, foreign body sensations and excessive tearing, all of which can prevent you from enjoying your day.
At Parker Opticians, we specialise in dry eye treatment. Our experienced optometrists have a strong interest in the field and are always on hand to give you easy to digest advice regarding continued eye care and treatment.
Dry eye often causes excessive watering of the eyes and is usually associated with the quality of tear that lubricates the eye. Like many other eye conditions, dry eye syndrome has many different causes.
One main cause is age. As we grow older, our bodies produce less oil and this deficiency affects your tear film. Other factors such as hot and windy climates, high altitude, cigarette smoke and air-conditioning can all contribute to dry eye syndrome. Some people find that reading and working on a computer for long periods can also cause irritated, itchy eyes.
When you visit us for your eye examination, it is vital that you tell our experienced optometrists if you have noticed any changes in your vision. There are several ways that they can test your vision for the underlying causes of dry eye, including analysis of tear production, evaporation and quality of tear film.
If you notice any of the below symptoms, it is important that you book an eye appointment with our specialist dry eye optometrists.
Foreign body sensations
Discomfort after watching TV or reading
Treatment for dry eye varies from person to person, simply because everyone is different. The treatment that may work for one patient, may not work for you. We’ve noticed that many patients feel much more comfortable when using artificial tears. Although this is more of a temporary solution, it does enable you to enjoy your day without dry eye getting in the way.
Our experienced optometrists will discuss your treatment with you and do their best to uncover the underlying cause of dry eye syndrome. They will supply you with simple, easy to understand advice and information that will help you to take care of your vision efficiently.
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COVID SAFETY MEASURES
Always call before you visit
Please telephone to make an appointment for any reason, if you arrive without prior booking, we may not be able to see you. We will also have to ask you a few questions about your visit.
Our door will be locked when you arrive.
Rest assured we will be open, but we will have to control the number of people in the practice at any one time.
When you arrive we will ask you to...
Use the hand sanitiser as you enter our practice
Let us take your temperature
We need to reduce the risk of people bringing the virus into the building so we will use a non-contact thermometer as you arrive and if your temperature is high advise you to seek medical advice and return once it is normal.
Answer a few general health questions
To confirm you have not been in contact with anyone with symptoms.
Come on your own
We have to keep the number of people in the building to an absolute minimum.
Come to us before you do any shopping
Lots of bags will make our work to keep the practice clean and safe a lot harder.
Wear a mask for the duration of your visit
If you don’t have one of your own, we will be happy to provide one.
Maintain a safe separation from everyone wherever possible
We will limit the number of people in the practice to ensure that you are never crowded. Whenever possible please remember to maintain a 2-metre separation from everyone as you move from one space to another.
Pay with a card.
In the Consulting Room
Please wash / sanitise your hands again on entering the consulting room.
As part of your examination we will have to be quite close for short periods of time, and we will minimise the risks inherent in this by keeping periods of closer contact to absolute minimum.
We will be using new technology to examine the inside of your eyes in minute detail, so we won’t have to get as close to you as we used to.
Many of you will be delighted to know that we will not be using the “puff of air” test to check your eye pressure. We have a new method which does not cause aerosol droplets to be produced.
When choosing frames
• We will invite you to wash your hands before trying on frames.
• Ask us to pass you the frames that you would like to try.
• Once you have tried a frame pass it back to us rather than put it back on the display.
• Each frame will be sanitised after it has been tried on before going back on display.
• Please remember to maintain a safe separation when browsing.