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

Computers correct image for user’s vision

It would seem that exciting times are ahead regarding technologies’ ability to help our visual requirements.

The days of using eye correction for those long hours in front of the computer screen may be drawing to a close, thanks to pioneering work from researchers in the US.

A team from the University of California, Berkley (UCB) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are designing digital displays which adjust to the visual requirements of individual users, providing a clear, focused image without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
The technology could provide a lens-free solution for long-sighted users who require glasses for computer work, or using a tablet or smartphone.
Lead author Dr Fu-Chung Huang, formerly of UCB and now a software engineer for Microsoft, said: “The significance of this project is that, instead of relying on optics to correct your vision, we use computation.” He added: “This is a very different class of correction, and it is non-intrusive.”
The latest prototype of the vision-correcting display uses a printed screen sandwiched between two layers of clear plastic which is then laid on top of an iPod display screen. The central layer contains thousands of pinholes, 75µm in diameter, spaced 390µm apart.
A computer algorithm then adjusts the intensity of light in certain directions on a pixel by pixel basis, distorting the image for the visual impairment of each individual user, in a process called deconvolution. The effect means that while the image is corrected for one user, others with different visual needs may not see so clearly.
Brian Barsky, professor of computer science at UCB and affiliate professor of optometry, said: “Our technique distorts the image such that, when the intended user looks at the screen, the image will appear sharp to that particular viewer.” He added: “But if someone else were to look at the image, it would look bad.”
Beyond presbyopia, the researchers are eyeing a potential use for higher order aberrations, which may not be correctable with glasses or contact lenses. In addition, they note that the technology could be developed into a screen protector, with eye tracking software able to determine the position of the user’s head, updating the display automatically.
The research team is set to present its latest prototype at the International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, in Vancouver, Canada, on August 12.

RNIB film audio description campaign

The RNIB has confirmed that it is working with the UK film industry to promote a number of cinema releases available to view with audio description.

The nationwide campaign was launched last week to coincide with the release of “How to train your dragon 2″.

The film’s creators have produced an audio described trailer for the film and will sponsor a series of competitions on the RNIB’s Insight Radio and Insight magazine linked to the release.

Blinking

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Scientists have shown that the average person blinks 15-20 times per minute. That’s up to 1,200 times per hour and a whopping 19,000 times in a day. In fact, we spend about 10 percent of our waking hours with our eyes closed.

Amazingly our eyelids travel around 50,000Km a year.

Women have been shown to  blink more than men.

Although most of us are unaware of the fact, it has been shown that around 50% of our blinks are incomplete. This means that the blinking process is not having the full, desired effect to refresh our eyes and make them feel more comfortable.

Efficient blinking habits are essential for optimum contact lens performance and help to maintain the health of the surface of our eyes.

How often we blink is determined by factors such as personality type, state of alertness, atmospheric conditions and visual task intensity.

The quantity of blinking isn’t usually as important as the quality of blinking.

Blink quality determines blink efficiency. The optimum quality blinks maintain a healthy, wet and comfortable eye or contact lens surface.

Inefficient, or incomplete blinks allow the lower areas of the eye surface, or contact lens, to become dry resulting in associated symptoms of dryness.

Poor quality blinks are very common during intense visual tasks such as computer use, proof reading, and working with numbers.

The type of blink that is required for optimum blink efficiency has the following characteristics :

  • full and complete -the top lid lightly touches the bottom lid
  • relaxed and light -only the muscles of the eye are involved and not the muscles of the eyebrows and cheeks
  • quick and rapid -taking only one third of a second to complete
  • confident and natural

From the experience we have from our Dry Eye clinic patients we can strongly recommend the great benefits of blink exercises. Remember, nobody else can do them for you!

A practice session should take around 24 seconds with 3 cycles of each of the key words repeated (silently or out loud) as prompts for reproducing 24 efficient blinks.

To make significant changes to your blink efficiency levels, you will need to practise this exercise every half an hour (during the day) for at least a week. You will then need to repeat the exercises for a few days in subsequent weeks and months.

Triggers like switching your watch to your other arm, or putting a rubber band around your phone, for example, should help to remind you to practise,Good times for practising can be during the advertisements on TV, while being put on hold on the phone,while waiting in a queue or while travelling on a bus or train.