NHS Update

Dated: 18th July 2020

Over the past few decades, we have been committed to offering comprehensive sight testing with longer appointments than average so that we can be thorough in our work and our patients do not feel rushed. We have continued to invest in world class hospital grade technology to deliver the highest level of care that your eyes deserve.

NHS sight testing has been poorly funded for many years and over the past five years it has remained unchanged at a rate of £21.31 per test. This fee is unsustainable for practices aspiring to deliver the highest levels of optometric care in the community. We feel that NHS sight testing is outdated and restrictive. In line with our practice vision, we believe to terminate NHS sight testing was the right decision. 

Our private advanced eye examination fee starts from £8 per month (on direct debit) or £79 paid upfront. All our adult eye examinations come with a minimum of eight retinal scans and at least 45 minutes with an experienced optometrist. Sydney Goldwyn is the only fully private and truly independent practice offering advanced eye examinations in Leeds & Bradford. We do not conceal our clinical fees in frame and lens pricing. We are open and honest, and so you can find a complete list of services and fees on our website.

Should you have any questions regarding your eye health, referrals or prescriptions then please contact the practice.