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About Dolphins Optometrists

At Dolphins Optometrists, we are dedicated to providing excellent eye care to our clients. We combine years of experience and attention to detail to ensure that we deliver the best possible service. At Dolphins, we are more than just your local optician. We want to be your optician and provide a multitude of services you […]
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May 18, 2022

At Dolphins Optometrists, we are dedicated to providing excellent eye care to our clients. We combine years of experience and attention to detail to ensure that we deliver the best possible service. At Dolphins, we are more than just your local optician. We want to be your optician and provide a multitude of services you require regarding eye-care. We offer a wide range of services, including eye exams, contact lens fittings, and glasses prescriptions. Furthermore, we also offer a variety of designer frames and sunglasses. Our goal is to help our clients see clearly and look great doing it! Visit us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

To learn more about our services, explore our website or contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Now, you may be wondering how we differ from your optician. Let’s find out!

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Who Are Dolphins Optometrists?

Who are Dolphins Optometrists?

We are located in Haywards Heath and have multiple highly trained and experienced optometrists. Dolphins Optometrists have been local optometrists in Haywards Heath for over many years, providing comprehensive eye examinations and a wide range of contact lenses and spectacle frames to suit all budgets.

At Dolphins, we pride ourselves on our personal service and our ability to offer professional advice on the best products to meet your individual needs. Whether you are looking for your first pair of glasses, or are an experienced contact lens wearer, we are here to be your optician.

We utilise the latest technology to ensure that we provide a high-quality service. We have invested in the latest eye examination equipment which allows us to carry out a thorough assessment of your eyes.


Our Team


Umesh is our director at Dolphins and has been practising optometry since 2006. Boasting years of experience, working for many practices nationwide, he decided to start Dolphins Optometrists to provide the best possible service to clients.

Umesh has an incredible amount of interest in the science of optometry and retains a true passion for providing the best possible care to patients and clients. This is reflected throughout our practice as we always strive to find the best solution by using the latest technology and practices when working with clients.


Colin is incredibly passionate about the science of optometry. Not only does he hold years of experience in multiple practices, but he is also a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and is the president of the British Optical Association and College of Optometrists. Colin’s passion ensures that we are always providing the best possible service to our clients with a wide variety of conditions.


Mandy runs our TEAR clinic at Dolphins Optometrists. She is particularly passionate about caring for patients affected by dry eye. She is incredibly experienced at dealing with this condition and allows us to provide comprehensive eye care across our practice, including her field. Like everyone at Dolphins, Mandy is passionate about eye care. When not working, she spends a lot of her time with fellow clinicians and health care professionals to educate them and develop their skills in dealing with Dry Eye Disease.

Like all of us, Mandy is devoted to bettering the care we provide by learning as much as possible about eye care.


Julian should certainly be considered as your go-to optician. As our Dispensing Optician, Julian boasts over 40 years of experience as an optician, working in manufacturing, teaching, frame making and dispensing in many practices nationwide.

Furthermore, Julian’s devotion to eye care has been recognised through awards. In 2008, Julian helped his practice achieve the National Optician’s Award. This illustrates Julian’s commitment to eye care and emphasises his skill and knowledge in the industry. He should certainly be considered as your next optician.


Our Services

At Dolphins Optometrists, we provide a wide array of services, utilising the latest technology and practices. We are committed to using the latest developments to ensure that we provide the best possible care to our clients.

Eye Examinations

We want your visit to our clinic to be as thorough and informative as possible, so your examination will be unhurried and exhaustive. Your optician or optometrist will take the time to check your eyes for any signs of deterioration or disease and to assess your prescription and vision health. Every patient needs different amounts of time depending on why they have come to see us, and so there is always enough time allocated to address your needs. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please feel free to ask your optician or optometrist. We want you to be fully informed about your eye health, and we appreciate your trust in us.

When visiting our practice, we ask clients to bring any glasses and spare pairs that you are currently using. Additionally, if you’re a contact lens wearer, arrive wearing your lenses. We also ask for clients to bring any medication that they are on. This ensures that we are completely aware of your situation, thus allowing us to provide an accurate diagnosis and thus prescription. This guarantees that clients get the best care possible, which is what is most important to us.

Contact Lenses

At Dolphins Optometrists, we strive to remain on the cutting edge of technology. As a result of the technological developments, we know that almost anyone can benefit from contact lenses.

With contact lenses, you can enjoy your activities without having to worry about your vision. Whether you’re playing sports or just going about your day, contact lenses provide excellent peripheral vision and won’t steam up when you enter a room. Additionally, many people aged 40+ struggle with near vision; multi-focal lenses can provide a solution to this common problem and avoid the need for reading glasses.

Dolphins Optometrists offers a full range of contact lens services, from fittings and follow-ups to repairs and replacements. We also offer a variety of lens types, including disposable, colour and multifocal contact lenses, so you can find the perfect option for your needs. Our clinicians utilise the latest technology to diagnose your needs and requirements. This allows us to prescribe the correct lenses to ensure that they support your vision and remain easy and comfortable to use.

We also offer free contact lens trials and comprehensive contact lens packages to maximise our clients’ comfort and the convenience of wearing contacts.

An initial contact lens consultation is priced at £60. Follow-up appointments are then priced from £30.


Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K, is an innovative way of helping to control Myopia (short-sightedness). It can be employed even if your Myopia has stabilised. It is a non-invasive procedure that involves wearing custom-made gas permeable contact lenses overnight. This gently reshapes your cornea, which results in improved vision during the day.

At Dolphins Optometrists, we are far more than your local optician. We utilise the latest technology and practices to undertake procedures such as Ortho-K to help our clients’ vision. By utilising Ortho-K, we find that our clients are often amazed by the results of this practice. We are proud to offer this revolutionary procedure and would love to help you!

As well as Ortho-K, Dolphins Optometrists also has a close relationship with No7 Contact Lenses. They are a UK-based contact lens lab that designs and makes lenses to your exact specifications. Using state of the art technology, the “Medmont E300 Topographer”, we can map the shape of all elements of your eye to ensure that the lenses are the perfect fit. This means you can be confident that you’re receiving the best possible service and care that is suited to your requirements, thus maximising the results we see!


When visiting us, Julian, your optician, will advise you on the best frames and lenses to suit your requirements. At Dolphins Optometrists, we understand that style is incredibly important. Whilst we are dedicated to providing the best possible solutions to see results as your optician, we do not sacrifice aesthetics.

We pride ourselves on being able to provide quality products from lens companies such as Rodenstock, Zeiss and Leica. We select our suppliers carefully to ensure that the lenses we provide are of a high quality and are as comfortable and effective as possible. Our range of eyewear is also exceptional, with brands such as Lindberg, Silhouette and Maui Jim. These brands are incredibly stylish and durable, ensuring that your glasses or sunglasses fit and look great for a long time. We believe that this is incredibly important as feeling and looking great is incredibly important.

Customer satisfaction is incredibly important to us. As your optician, Julian can utilise his decades of experience to ensure that we find the perfect frames together.

Retinal Imaging

We are devoted to remaining at the cutting edge of science. This is a value that sets Dolphin Optometrists apart from many other opticians. We are constantly working to improve our services and provide the best care possible for our patients. Whether it’s through new technology or additional training for our staff, we’re always looking for ways to improve.

One way in which we practice this is through retinal imaging. We are proud to utilise an ultra-wide-field retinal imaging machine (Optos), and a structural layer analyser (Zeiss OCT). These are both revolutionary pieces of technology and enable us to comprehensively map our clients retinas and provide a precise diagnosis


Optos’ optomap images are 200 frames wide – traditional optomap images are just 45 frames. Unsurprisingly, this enables us to map our clients’ retinas far more effectively and in much more detail. This enables us to effectively identify a range of conditions, including diabetes-related changes to the eye, blood pressure and tears or detachments. Importantly, utilising this technology allows us to spot issues early, giving us as much time as possible to provide a solution and avoid permanent damage.

Zeiss OCT

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) measures the layers of the retina. This is a simple, non-invasive test that lasts for a couple of seconds. However, it is particularly comprehensive and effective in identifying any issues early and allows us to deal with them. OCT is often used to identify or monitor issues such as glaucoma, diabetes and degeneration.

By embracing technology through the Zeiss OCT, in our retina imaging, we can effectively map clients’ eyes. This gives us the best possible chance to identify issues early. This is incredibly important when we consider the eyes. We cannot afford to neglect them, so utilising technology ensures that we give ourselves the best possible chance.


Tear Clinic

Sometimes, our eyes can have tears without us even noticing. The symptoms often include dry, itchy, watery and irritable sensations. Hopefully, it’s nothing, but it’s certainly better to be safe than sorry! At Dolphins Optometrists, we have a vast amount of experience in dealing with eye tears, having provided this service since 2017 and have seen countless successful treatments.

Tear Clinic appointments are a specialist-led service.

Some of the factors that we take into account when treating eye tears include your lifestyle, diet, and surrounding environmental factors, as well as your general health. We believe that it’s important to identify all possible causes of your discomfort to provide you with the best possible treatment.

Our sophisticated equipment allows us to assess the quality of your natural tears and we utilise specialised microscopes to examine the structures of your eyes and eyelids. We also utilise the BlephEx to clean your eyelids’ pores to prevent dirt from scratching or irritating your eyes. Once we understand the health of your eye through these procedures, we will develop a bespoke plan with you. This is an important procedure, so we allow up to 75 minutes. This ensures that we can get the best possible diagnosis regarding the health of your eye, and thus provide treatment.

We will then advise you to receive regular treatment, as well as prescribe eye drops. Our bespoke care plans will include guidance on when and how to care for your eyes. We schedule follow-up appointments to track your progress and monitor the health of your eyes. This allows us to identify the effectiveness of treatment and determine whether our clients require extra care.

Contact Us

At Dolphins Optometrists, we are more than just your local optician. That being said, we still provide the same quality care expected on a local level. However, we utilise technological advancements to allow us to become your optician and so much more!

We are incredibly proud of the service we provide and the many treatments available to our clients. To learn more about our practice and treatments, explore our website and book online or contact us today at 01444 454808 or

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