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

Eyes Shut

Closing your eyes could help you to remember an event more clearly when asked, especially if you have a rapport with the person asking.

In two studies, researchers from the University of Surrey interviewed a total of 178 participants after they had watched video footage of a crime.

Participants who closed their eyes while recalling events answered 23% more of the questions correctly. In addition, those participants who had built a rapport with the interviewer boosted their response.

What’s App’ning

It can feel like there is an app for almost everything nowadays, from the informative and helpful, to the weird and wonderful. There are apps which help users find restaurants, obtain the latest travel information, and even an invisible boyfriend app to alleviate the social pressure to be in a relationship. There is now  an app which can help blind and partially sighted people ‘see.’

Be My Eyes connects people who are blind or visually impaired with sighted volunteers from around the world via video chat, allowing a sighted ‘helper’ to answer a question which a blind user may have when completing a task that requires ‘normal’ vision.

Reaching the market seven days ago, the app has seen significant take up, with 13,434 instances of help recorded to date. Perhaps just as astonishing is that a total of 80,610 sighted people have signed up to help, while 5,948 blind people have registered with the app.

Appy news!

 

Bifocalism-a new word to add to our vocabulary.

Good news for those of us who are getting older: research shows that older people are the happiest of all ages.

People in their twenties give themselves a high wellness rating; that number diminishes toward middle-age, with a dip around age 50.

After that, the curve goes up again as we get older, forming a giant ‘U-shape.’ Research has established that this has to do with changes to the brain.

The highest wellness scores are seen in people between 82 and 85 years old! David Brooks in the New York Times writes about this: ‘elder happiness is an accomplishment, not a condition.’

He further introduces the term ‘bifocalism': the ability to see the same situation from multiple perspectives.

He refers to Anthony Kronman of Yale Law School, who wrote, ‘Anyone who has worn bifocal lenses knows that it takes time to learn to shift smoothly between perspectives and to combine them in a single field of vision. The same is true of deliberation.’

Perhaps he should have extended his classification to include multifocalism to be more inclusive!

An interesting viewpoint from which to view the New Year however many focussing zones you have to choose from.