Varifocals, personalised, reactive, thin & light, anti-fog, reflection free - there's something for every need.
Designer names, fashion frames. We have eyewear for every face and for every pocket. Come in and browse any time you like.
Dailies, monthlies, progressives - there's much more to contact lenses than meets the eye. Come and find out with us.
It's a lot more than a sight test. We care for for eyes, and for your sight, for you, for your family.
If you wake up in the morning and find your vision is smeared, you may have dry eye. It's easy to deal with; just book an appointment at our clinic to find out more.
If you have any problems or difficulties with any products supplied by us, come in and we'll make any adjustments free of charge.
Our team have a collective experience of over fifty years serving the Evertown community.
It's our community too. We live here.
That's one of the reasons we only suggest what we're sure is best for you.
Practice Manager &
Receptionist & Dispensing Assistant
Jane took over Gill Opticians in 1976 and has made it a part of the community.
"I have looked generations of the same families. It's a good feeling. I really enjoy working with the team at Gills and I wouldn't swap my job for anything."
Karl has been at Gill Opticians since he qualified as a Dispensing Optician at Cardiff University in 2002.
"I love working at Gills and living in Evertown. There's so many communities, types of people and different ages living here. It makes my job so varied and interesting."
Bernadette has been at Gill Opticians since 1982. "I believe in the philosophy at Gills. We're all passionate about giving our clients the very best service and the very best eyewear to meet their needs. That's why I like working here so much"
We take the long view with our patients and customers. That means only recommending to you what's best for you, and not always what's best for our short-term turnover. Sometimes that means suggesting a cheaper alternative when we think it isn't in your interests to pay the extra. Of course, in the end, it's always your choice but we'll guarantee that we'll always give you unbiased advice.
Giving the best service isn't just about personal attention, vital though that is.
It's a matter of making sure that Gill Opticians has the most up-to-date equipment too. We were one of the first practices in the area to invest in a fundus camera. It enables us to take hi-resolution images of your retina. They're very useful for spotting eye conditions but they really come into their own when we compare the latest image with one we took two or more years ago.
With many optical conditions, early diagnosis and early treatment are vital if long-term damage is to be avoided. Comparing images allows us to do that. It's no exaggeration to say that sight tests have saved people's sight on occasions, precisely because we've been able to spot conditions before they damage a patient's sight.
SIGHT IN LATER LIFE
Myopia is a very common sight defect. It means that you'll find your near vision (like reading) is good but that everything beyond is progressively more blurred. It's easy to correct with single vision 'minus' lenses. Minus lenses are thicker at the edge and thinner in the centre. Thin & Light lenses are also flatter, so they look better and are more comfortable to wear. Anti-reflection lenses make wearing lenses much less noticeable and more comfortable to wear.
Hypermtropia is not as common a sight defect as myopia. With long sight you'll find your distance vision is good but near vision requires a greater visual effort which can lead to headaches and sore eyes. It's easy to correct with single vision 'plus' lenses which are thinner at the edge and thicker in the centre. It can mean they bulge and make your eyes look bigger. Thin & Light lenses are also flatter, so they look better and, being lighter, are more comfortable to wear.
Presbyopia affects everyone from their mid-forties onwards. It makes focussing close up more difficult, so reading small print or threading a needle for example, becomes more difficult - especially in poor light. Separate reading and distance glasses, bifocals or varifocals will all help but varifocals are the best answer as they mean that you'll only need a single pair of spectacles for most activities. There are specialist varifocals for computer use, sports, musicians, among others.