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

Concerns regarding epidemic of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Professor Andrew Lotery loading a gel[10]_0AMD is the main cause of sight loss in the developed world. There is no cure and treatment options can sometimes be very limited.

Joining in the global fight against AMD, are the charities Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight and the Macular Society. The charities say that there is an urgent need to work together with scientists to explore ways to prevent the early stages of AMD developing into the blinding forms.

With an ageing population, the world is facing a vast epidemic of AMD and hence the urgency say the charities.

More than 600k people have AMD related sight loss in UK. This will double by 2050

10m people have AMD sight loss globally. This will be 20m by 2040

The causes of AMD are not fully understood but there is known to be a genetic component. The biggest risk is age, although environmental factors such as poor diet, obesity and smoking are also known to be a significant risk factor

At age 60 around one person in 250 has sight loss through AMD

This roughly quadruples through each subsequent decade of life so that by age of 90, nearly one in four people is affected.

Apathy at going to have their eyes tested is putting nearly 10 million Brits at risk of losing their sight.

This rather alarming statistic has been highlighted by the recent Vision in Britain report. However, despite avoiding the opticians, 82% of those questioned said they wanted 20:20 vision, with 60% naming their vision as the sense they value the most.

According to this report,  50% of patients presenting for a sight test for the first time required vision correction, while 15% of them had an eye condition that had been diagnosed too late.

Even if you have no concerns about your eye sight, we strongly recommend having regular eye checks. Without such checks, problems cannot be diagnosed or treated. Unfortunately, this can then lead to serious vision damage.

 

Exciting launch of PENfriend to aid visually impaired users of Surrey libraries

PENfriend will enable visually impaired users to listen to a brief synopsis of an audio book to help them make an informed selection.

This exciting and innovative device works by reading the coded label on each audio book to play back the key information i.e. author, title, narrator and book synopsis

Every audio book in the library has been added to the PENfriend, allowing borrowers to make their selection independently.

The PENfriend is available to any library user on request. Surrey’s libraries have over 9,000 audio books available to borrow.

Surrey libraries are urging you to take advantage of their request service that operates across the county.

If you would like any further information, please contact Surrey County Council libraries on 01483 543599