We are a family run, independent optometrists based in the Teesside area. Both our practices, located at Thornaby and North Ormesby, are in modern premises located within GP Medical Centres. The Thornaby branch has near by public car parking and street parking. The North Ormesby branch has easily available, free parking directly outside the practice entrance. Both practices are easily accessible by wheelchair and have disabled facilities.
Originally from Stockton, Iain Mellis graduated from Bradford University and started his career at another local, independent optometrist where he stayed until the launch of his new business. Working hard to cement his reputation for being honest, accurate and open about the eye tests he provides, the word has quickly spread as more and more new patients are now booking their next eye examination with Mellis Eyecare.
Mellis Eyecare believe in providing tailor made, comprehensive examinations, unbiased advice and exemplary service and aftercare, all in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Pop into one of their friendly practices and find out more!
As well as the usual Optometry services, they also provide emergency eye care appointments and low vision assessments on the NHS and have invested in brand new digital technologies with computerised eye charts, an IPad near chart and a retinal camera at the Thornaby practice.
We have expanded our range of spectacles at both practices and now have designer spectacles from Bench, Lee Cooper, Henley, Ray-Ban, Oliver Goldsmith, Janet Rager, Paul Costello and many, many more. Children can choose from their Spiderman, Avengers, Star Wars and Disney Princess ranges. There is a wide range of economical spectacles starting from just £25, as well as a large selection of Adult and Kids spectacles where the price is totally covered by the NHS voucher.
We have introduced a new range of OMG! and Ascari frames from Dunelm Optical. Bold, trendy, colourful plastics suitable for Young stylish individuals. For only £99 with single vision lenses and free anti-reflection coatings making your lenses looking incredible clear and reducing glare from street lights and headlights. Anti-reflective coatings improves contrast, vision, reduces eye strain and makes your spectacles look more fabulous. This is because the coating virtually removes all reflections from the lenses. In addition you can add varifocal lenses from £50, photochromic lenses from £60.00 or both together. Book in today for your free "Style Consultation" with our Optical Assistants and I'm sure you will be delighted with the frames we have to offer.
At Mellis Eyecare, we can now provide retinal photographs for £10.
It can be difficult to choose the right frame for you. Our Optical Assistants are trained in helping you find the perfect frame.
At Mellis Eyecare, we can now provide 3D retinal scans for £25.
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Go beyond the basic NHS sight test. Ask about the extra services you can purchase.
Unlike some high street opticians, at Mellis Eyecare we think there should be no minimum age for a sight test. The sooner problems are detected the easier they are to treat. Therefore we recommend a childs first sight test is between the ages of 6 months and three years old however we will test a child of any age if there are concerns about their sight.
Our Thornaby Practice has a close by supermarket car park and street parking whist our North Ormesby Practice has free car parking directly outside.
Large chains will use Phoropters - large machines with all the lenses held within. This speeds up the sight test so they can test more people. To maintain accuracy we use a trial frame as this replicates how people wear spectacles better.
Why follow the flock? At Mellis Eyecare our experienced optical assistants will help you choose a frame which suits your face and your character
At Mellis Eyecare we take the time to make sure you are safe to wear contact lenses, teaching you the necessary skills to insert and remove the lenses proficiently.
If you're looking for a simple and convenient way of correcting your eyesight, daily disposable contact lenses offer many benefits. These soft lenses are worn for a day and then thrown away – there is no need for solutions to clean and store them. Only wearing the lenses for a day reduces the exposure of the eyes to debris that can build up on the lens with time and avoids any sensitivity to contact lens solutions. In fact, these lenses are considered to be one of the safest and most trouble-free contact lens options provided they are worn only for single use and daily wear. Daily Disposable lenses are especially convenient and cost-effective if you want to wear contact lenses part time – in fact, they're ideal for sport, going out and occasional wear, or for use when travelling. They can, however, be more expensive than other lens types of lenses especially if worn every day, although you will make a saving on solutions costs.
A recent study showed that the prevalence of myopia has doubled in the last 50 years. This is due to kids doing more and more near work, due to phones, tablets and extra homework at school. Multifocal contact lenses can be used to protect shortsighted children from worsening eyesight.
Silicone hydrogels are advanced contact lenses that allow more oxygen get to the cornea of the eye. This makes the lenses safer and the eyes whiter. Silicone hydrogel lenses enable up to five times more oxygen to reach the cornea than regular hydrogel lenses.
These soft contact lenses are worn on a daily wear basis and changed every two weeks or every month. You must remove them each night, clean and store them using the solutions recommended by your eyecare practitioner. They're the most common type of soft lens fitted in the UK and have many advantages. Re-usable lenses offer all the benefits of soft lenses and are more cost-effective than daily disposables for those who wear their lenses every day or almost every day. They're also available in a wide range of materials, fittings, powers and designs. To get the best from your lenses and wear them as comfortably and safely as possible, two-weekly and monthly lenses must be replaced strictly to the schedule recommended and should only be used as directed by your contact lens practitioner.
Are you starting to struggle to focus to read. Then multifocal CLs could be the answer. They allow you to focus at distance and near again.
RGPs may be a little uncomfortable at first but they are still the healthiest option for your eyes and give the best vision.