Opticians Dispensing in Barnet (Hertfordshire)
127-129 High Street
Specs Direct Opticians is located on Barnet High Street. It is owned by optometrist Chris Violaris and his architect wife Natia Violaris. It represents the fusion of the best in designer glasses in an architectural environment. The latest designer frames from Prada, Gucci, Dior, Ray-Ban, Giorgio Armani, Adidas,Gant and many more. The independent designer glasses are represented by Mikli, ic-berlin, Lindberg and Silhouette. Specs Direct also has a fantastic range of non-designer frames with complete spectacles for NHS patients. A great selection of childrens complete spectacles is also available. Specs Direct Opticians was finalist in the Opticians Awards 2010 for independent and fashion frame practice of the year. Specs Direct Opticians was finalist in the Opticians Awards 2011 for fashion frame practice of the year.
Do you expect the highest quality of professional eye-care along with excellent value for money on premium quality eyewear brands? At Specs Direct Opticians High Street, Barnet you can rest assured your eyes are being cared for by only the most highly trained and experienced optometrists, so you'll always know potential problems are not being missed. You also have access to our enormous range of designer glasses and sunglasses including Alain Mikli, Lindberg, IC Berlin, Dior, Prada, Ray-Ban, Tag Heuer, Silhouette and Gucci to name just a few – all at superb value. So please browse our website catalogue and check out our fantastic frames – and if you have any questions at all, please contact us – our friendly team of experts are on hand to assist.
As part of our commitment to provide you with the very highest standard of eye care we include Retinal imaging as standard in our comprehensive eye examinations. A state of the art Digital retinal camera is used to capture photographic images of the back of your eyes. This technique is one of the most accurate and advanced ways of screening for many different eye diseases as it allows us to inspect the retina in far more detail compared to conventional methods which were previously relied on. The detection of certain such conditions include Glaucoma, Diabetes, Hypertension and Age related Macular Degeneration to name a few can be made easily and earlier thus limiting any unnecessary loss of vision.
The optometrist takes time to show and explain the images taken of the back of your eyes to you as we feel this will give you a better understanding of the health of your eyes. The images taken are stored and can be recalled, therefore enabling the optometrist to compare these from one visit to the next, allowing even the most subtle changes to be detected aiding in early diagnosis.
Dry eyes occur when the eyes either don't make enough tears, or the quality of the tears produced is reduced, which means the tears can evaporate rapidly from the surface of the eye, allowing the eye to dry. Often, the reduced tear quality is a result of blockage or inflammation of the oil glands within the lid margin. When the surface of the eyes dry out, the eyes become inflamed. They appear to be red, and the whites of the eyes can appear to be pink and swollen. Normally, the eyes become very irritable. When seen on the microscope, using a fluorescent dye called flourescein and a special cobalt blue light, the denuded surface areas can be seen as green specks on the surface of the eye.
Monday to Saturday: 9am - 6pm