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

First eye exams are performed in space

The first eye exams have been performed on astronauts in space using OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) technology.

The tests, which were performed on the crew of the International Space Station (ISS), form part of a study tracking the effects that zero gravity could have on the eye. The NASA Ocular Health Study seeks to understand the changes which occur in the eye as a result of space travel and the potentially long-term consequences it could have.

Tested using the OCT, the astronauts had an eye exam before they set off into orbit and since have been monitored on a fortnightly basis. The results have been regularly fed back to a team at Mission Control in Houston,Texas, with the tests continuing once the astronauts return.

The study was established following previous research which documented ocular changes in astronauts after space flight. It is hoped that the new study will provide insight into some potentially sight-threatening risks which astronauts may face on extended missions.

 

Easter Opening Times

Thursday 17th April ………………….9am-5.30pm

Friday 18th April……………………….closed

Saturday 19th April……………………9am-3pm

Monday 21st April……………………..closed

Tuesday 22nd April……………………9am-5.30pm

 

We would like to wish you all a Happy Easter

Facial expressions and vision

Scientists may have uncovered the evolutionary reasoning behind why we go wide-eyed with fear and squint in disgust. New research suggests that such facial expressions may have evolved from reacting to stimuli in the environment to increase visual sensitivity and acuity.

In the case of fear, widening the eyes increases the field of vision, providing the brain with more visual information to work out where a potential threat may be coming from. Whereas in disgust, the eyes close slightly to block out visual ‘noise’ to zero in and identify the noxious cause of the disgust.

The reactions are an optical ‘trade-off’, say researchers, allowing enhanced visual sensitivity or acuity. The group used standard optometric measurements to test the model and confirm the effects.

The Professor who led the research said “The reason for that is to allow the eyes to harness the properties of light that are most useful in these situations”.

The research is published in the journal Psychological Science.