Who we are

We are an independent opticians located in the centre of Weybridge since 1992. As Optometrists with over 25 years of experience we are delighted to be able to share our passion about vision with you all.

Ensuring that our patients are given the best service possible is our priority. Here at Henning & Henning we offer a friendly, personal service to all.

Services we offer

Our screening using state-of-the-art optical equipment such as the OCT and MPOD, is another area that we believe can benefit our Patients. The advancement of technology has allowed extensive progress in all areas of eyecare. These advancements range from Spectacle frames , lenses and coatings through to contact lenses and dry eye management.

Our extensive range of spectacle frames encompasses collections that are fashion forward, ultra lightweight, petite, rimless, traditional, bespoke and designer.

We offer eye tests, contact lens consultation and specialist services for persons of all ages.

Finding us

We are located on Church Street, in Weybridge town centre.

The nearest parking is Churchfields car park, behind the library.

We offer access for the disabled

Myopia is more prevalent in middle-income household school children

Middle-class children in China are twice as likely to be short-sighted (myopic) than their lower-income peers according to a new, large population based study report.

In a study of almost 20,000 school aged children in Northern China, researchers found that myopia was less prevalent among lower-income household students.

Up to 90% of young adults in East Asian countries are estimated to have myopia, including 50% of China’s one billion plus population.

An estimated 23% of the students from the middle-income Shaanxi province had myopia. However, in the neighbouring, lower-income province of Gansu, the rate fell to just 12.7%.

The study also found that living in a middle-income area was associated with a 69% increase in the risk of myopia.

The research suggests that the use of blackboards may offer a protective effect. Whereas text books, used in more affluent areas, require more close-up work, which may increase the development of myopia. There may, of course, be other factors at play and certainly further study is clearly indicated.

 

 

 

Survey highlights importance of self-esteem for children and parents

Self-esteem is the most important factor for parents who have children requiring vision correction, according to a survey.

Conducted by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and popular parenting website, Mumsnet, the research, entitled Parents and Children’s Views and attitudes about vision correction questioned 507 adults to gauge the attitudes and perceptions of parents of vision corrected children aged between 10–17 years old. As a comparison, the participants’ children were also questioned.

In the survey, 70% of girls and 50% of boys agreed that it was “absolutely critical” to be confident and comfortable among their peers. The majority of parents were aware of that, telling the survey that it was of paramount importance to them too that their children should have high self-esteem.

While parents and children agreed about self-esteem in the survey, they did not see eye to eye when it came to contact lenses. The research revealed that four in 10 children who currently wear spectacles had asked their parents to try contact lenses, but the results showed that most parents were reluctant to let them.

Two-thirds of parents surveyed believed their children were not old enough, or were not responsible enough, to wear contact lenses.

Marcella McParland (pictured), director of professional affairs at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care for the UK and Ireland, said: “The survey demonstrates that many parents don’t realise children from quite a young age can wear contact lenses. Responses show that parents believe the ‘right’ age for children to start wearing contact lenses is about 14 and that fewer than one in five parents are aware that children as young as eight are capable of contact lens wear.”

Paul Surridge, chief executive of Sight Care which is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, commented: “The most important thing is that children who have a prescription and need either glasses or contact lenses to see well, should feel confident and comfortable at this time of their lives.

“Myopia typically develops at around eight years of age and can get worse in the teen years. This is a vulnerable time for young people, who may be facing all sorts of academic, social and sporting challenges. The essential thing is for them to feel at ease with their vision correction, whether it be spectacles or contact lenses.”

So if you would like to know more about the vision correction options available we are very happy to talk you through them and explain how children can make safe contact lens wearing part of their daily routine.

Eye tracking shows how drinkers pick their pints.

An Anglia Ruskin researcher has been using eye tracking software to get insight into how pub-goers pick their pint.Teaming up with a local pub, Tim Froggart, senior lecturer in marketing at the university, used the software to analyse which beer pump clip received the most attention from customers, by measuring the number of eye fixations on the clip.

John Dearne, owner of the Tram Depot pub in Cambridge, said: “Tim explained that we could use eye-tracking technology to understand how pump clips attract the attention of drinkers and I was keen to put this to the test with the pump clip I designed for Tram Light, our house beer.”

A total of 20 volunteers wore the eye tracking goggles and their fixations were measured. The most popular beer, a guest ale called Artigianale by Everards, corresponded with the highest number of fixations.

Mr Dearne’s beer, Tram Light, received only 817 fixations. The results of the study suggest that when drinkers don’t know the beer, the pump clip plays an important role.

Mr Froggart said: “Although there has been quite a lot of eye-tracking research in the field of marketing, hardly any has been done in real-life situations, such as the pub. We would really like to apply some science to the art of pump clips and, ultimately, help brewers.”