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

People born blind “experience more nightmares”

 

Scientists in Denmark have found that people blind from birth are four times more likely to experience nightmares than sighted people, and those who lost their sight later in life.

The researchers, based at the University of Copenhagan and Glostrup Hospital, asked 50 people to record what they dreamt about every night – of those, 11 were born blind, 14 had become blind later in life, and 25 had normal vision.

They found that up to 25% of the dreams experienced by people born blind were nightmares, compared to just 7% in people who were previously sighted and 6% in people with normal vision.

The study seems to confirm the existing hypothesis that nightmares are associated with emotions people experience while they are awake. As blind people generally experience more threatening or dangerous situations than those with normal vision they would be expected to experience more nightmares.

Explaining the differences recorded between those born blind and those who lost their sight later on, Amani Meaidi, who led the research, said: “Because people who lose their sight later in life have previously seen their surroundings it might be that their brains do not experience being threatened by circumstances to the same degree as people who are born blind. For this reason they may not need to process impressions from everyday life to the same extent by means of nightmares.”

A chance to celebrate your individuality at our Open Day on Saturday 18th October.

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We are delighted to invite you to join us at our forthcoming Open Day.

We will be having the full range of J.F. Rey frames available for you to try on and be enchanted by.

We know that you will be thrilled by just how gorgeous and excited they will make you feel!

As if that wasn’t enough, we will also be offering you a chance for a chat about which one of the new fabulous AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses would suit you best.

These contact lenses are available in 9 beautiful colours designed to enhance dark or light eyes, with a completely natural effect, whether or not you are in need of vision correction.

They have been specifically designed with the trio of comfort, breathability and beauty in mind.

Please call us to schedule your appointment so you don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to experience a serious infusion of colour in your life!

 

 

 

Colour the world beautiful

 

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Not everybody sees all the colours of the visible spectrum in quite the same way, yet throughout history an ability to identify specific colours has had many important uses.

It has also been suggested that eastern and western people see colours differently. Chinese, Japanese and Koreans apparently see the red end of the spectrum more clearly and this may have influenced the red and gold costumes of their traditional theatre performances…even the red sun on the Imperial Japanese flag.

Imagine if your hereditary make-up resulted in you not being able to see or match certain colours.

What if neural degeneration caused you to still recognise colours, but lose the ability to name them?

Or how would you feel if you started to see colours differently as progressive eye disease took its toll?

This is the stuff of cutting edge research where optometrists, vision scientists, neurologists and psychologists come together to explore the wide variety of colour vision and colour perception…closely related yet separate things.

We don’t necessarily see what is there, or see a thing the same way as the next person. Our visual responses result in all manner of other responses, be they physical or emotional.

How we cope with the condition can vary almost as much. Some of us have serious colour deficiencies, yet may remain blissfully unaware of them.

It is hard to think of another aspect of eyesight where the seriousness of an anomaly may be so dependent on the opinion of the sufferer.

If a man (it’s more likely to be a man than a woman) sees a post box and a tree as the same colour, and has always seen them as such, does it matter?

If he is in charge of signalling on the railways, perhaps it does!

If he is an artist, the resulting impact on his work may even be celebrated. Some artists really have seen the world differently from the rest of us. Monet, for one, was distinctly unhappy about that.

Even Sir Isaac Newton, who is credited with the discovery of the spectrum and the naming of its principal colours, went on record as saying he thought that his own ability to detect colours was severely impaired.

 

This blog is based on a lecture by Neil Handley.

 

 

 

 

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