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

Take care of your eyes this Halloween

The following advice has been provided for us by Emily McCormick, please take heed!

The dangers of wearing novelty contact lenses has been highlighted by the British Contact Lens Association as Halloween approaches.

In recent years, novelty contact lenses have become a key component to thousands of party-goers’ costumes, with sales escalating around Halloween. Attributing the popularity of coloured contact lenses to television and film franchisees such as Twilight, the BCLA believes that people also share their novelty contacts among their friends.

President of the BCLA, optometrist Brian Tompkins, warned: “By sharing coloured contact lenses, young people are playing Russian roulette with their eye health and putting their sight at risk.”

Cosmetic coloured lenses are a medical device, the BCLA stressed, adding that they should only be prescribed and purchased from an eye care professional. Explaining why, Mr Tompkins said: “An eye care professional will ensure that contact lenses fit properly and that wearers receive expert advice on how to wear and store them safely.”

He added: “Cosmetic lenses found in fashion retail outlets, market stalls and from unregistered online sellers are distributed on a ‘one size fits all’ basis. To minimise the risks of infection and on-going eye health issues, it is essential that all lenses are individually prescribed by a fully qualified professional.”

National Eye Health Week 19-25 September

There is a variety of things that we can do to help the health of our eyes ranging from having regular eye examinations, being active, not smoking,  protecting our eyes from UV and eating well.

According to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, there is some evidence that suggests that regular exercise can help preserve vision, particularly when combined with a healthy diet and the avoidance of smoking. Exercise may reduce the risk of sight loss from narrowing or hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure and diabetes. Exercise may also reduce the risk of sight loss and other complications from these conditions, once they develop.

Smoking increases the risk of developing such devastating eye conditions as  macular degeneration.

In order to try to optimise the health of our eyes we should try to eat a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables to give us a range of nutrients. Our red meat consumption should be kept to a minimum and ideally, we should consume fish that is rich in omega 3 such as salmon, herring and mackerel, 2-3 times per week.

Photochromatic (reactolite/transition) spectacle lenses are very useful at protecting our ours against the harmful UV rays. The lenses ability to adapt to the amount of UV present is of great benefit for those people who have an active, outdoor lifestyle, as well as anyone who appreciates the convenience of carrying one pair of spectacles to cover all light conditions.

Some contact lenses have a UV filter within the lens material. This, together with wrap around sunglasses, offers the optimum protection for our eyes against sunlight damage.

If you would like to learn more about how you can help the health of your eyes why not visit http://www.visionmatters.org.uk