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About Us

Appointments: 01480 462433

Practice Manager: Mrs Tessa Bangs

Administrative Team:
Our fully trained personnel offer a helpful and friendly service and will arrange all appointments, referrals, field of vision testing and retinal photography.

The Opticians are fully qualified and experienced and attend regular courses and seminars to gain further knowledge and qualification to remain on the Optical Council Register.

Dispensing Opticians:
Our qualified dispensers will help you to choose the right frame and lenses for your prescription and administer fittings and repairs. Fittings take place Wednesday morning and Thursday all day.

The experienced technician in the workshop at our Huntingdon practice can make up some single vision prescriptions in as little as 30 minutes. More complex prescriptions, such as bifocals or varifocals, are glazed in house upon receipt of lenses ordered to your individual prescription. A wide range of repairs can also be carried out while you wait, such as the fitting of new nose pads or screws and the re-edging of your existing lenses into a new frame.


Comments and Complaints:
Gathercole and Ward will at all times endeavour to provide a good service and we are always pleased to receive comments and suggestions from patients.  These may be made personally or in a letter to the Practice Manager.

Primary Care Trust:
We fall under the umbrella of the Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust. The Priory, Priory Road, St.Ives, PE27 5BB.

Disabled Friendly

There is restricted free parking along The Broadway for one hour. Alternatively, the nearest public car  park is The Globe, or patients can try the car parks near Waitrose.

Disabled Patients:
The consulting rooms are entirely at ground level at our St.Ives practice. Because our frame room is upstairs at our St.Ives and Huntingdon branch, our Dispenser will be happy to bring a selection of frames downstairs to try on.

Examination Room

Consultation Fees:  
Private sight examination  £36.00
Retinal Photography  £10.00
HRT3 Scan optic nerve head  £40.00
HRT3 Scan macula
Annual contact lens examination  £37.00
Fitting Fee for single vision contact lenses  £65.00
Fitting Fee for multi focal/bifocal
contact lenses
(Subject to change)

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