The Village Optician Ltd, now in our 29th year, is situated in Prestwich, on the busy main road linking Bury and Manchester. From humble beginnings in 1992, the practice now has 12 full and part-time staff including Practice Manager Gillian Moore, Dispensing Optician’s Benji Silverman, Karen Newman and Alan Yaffe. Optometrists Michael Greenberg, Aimee Laithwaite, Rikki Lieberman and Darshan Patel. Optical Assistant Karen Eells and Aministrator Gill Ladden.

Besides offering standard NHS eye examinations to those who are exempt, we offer other services such as OCT (scanning of the macula and disc), Optomap retinal imaging and Intuitive Colorimetry (special coloured filters for those sufferers of visual stress) – see website

The Optomap scanning ophthalmoscope has been a tremendous asset to our practice – this is the most amazing retinal camera since it can take ultra wide retinal images with a far greater area than anything currently available. Since we have had the camera we have detected peripheral retinal pathologies which conventional cameras would have missed. For more information on this exciting piece of equipment go to the website