Are you fed up of visiting opticians and being passed from one person to another?


Have you had enough of the “conveyor-belt” approach whereby you are fed through the system the same as the person before you and the next one after?


At Norwood and Perrin we put you first. We believe in high standards of care and we strive to tailor the experience to each person's individual needs.


Norwood & Perrin is Barnsley's longest-established independent opticians.


Originally founded on the principle of a professional approach with a high level of care the priority.


This principle remains unchanged.


We do not believe in “free sight tests” and “2-for-1 offers”, which we consider to be often misleading. What we do offer are high quality products and professional eye care.


We use state of the art ophthalmic instrumentation including a “no puff” eye pressure test, a digital retinal camera to photograph the back surface of the eye and a corneal topographer, which maps the front surface of the eye for accurate contact lens fitting.




We offer


Thorough, professional eye examinations for both private and NHS patients


Wide range of designer frames, handmade acetates and traditional frames


Best advice on which lenses are most suitable for you


Home visits to the housebound


Contact lens specialism with free trial lenses available, including multifocals


Dry eye assessment - We stock a wide range of products and give expert advice


Vitamin supplements for Age Related Macular Degeneration


Prompt spectacle repairs




We participate in the NHS funded PEARS scheme, which allows us to assess and treat certain minor eye conditions.  If you suffer from irritable eyes, sore eyes, running eyes, red eyes, eye or eyelid infections, ingrowing eyelashes, foreign bodies in the eye, sudden loss of quality of vision or any other eye problem such as flashes or floaters, we are here to help you, with an early appointment.





David Dand - B. Sc. (Hons), F.B.O.A. (Company Director)


Martin Pedersen – B. Sc. (Hons), BMed Sci (Hons) MPhil, MCOptom


Jessica Hickling - B. Sc. (Hons), MCOptom



Dispensing Opticians


Peter Dand – BA (Hons), FBDO (Company Director)


Hannah Simm - Trainee Dispensing Optician


Gina Mason - Dispensing Assistant



Reception Staff


Julie Littlewood

Patricia Gorst

Michelle Gibbs

Christopher Dand

Julie Timmins



Your eye examination is the fundamental aspect of your visit to our practice.


We promise a thorough eye examination with the highest standard of care and the most appropriate recommendations.


 The examination usually lasts approximately 30 minutes.



We have invested heavily in state of the art ophthalmic instrumentation.


Your examination will include vital health checks. Our expertise and equipment can detect early signs of conditions such as glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) to name but a few.


We can offer digital retinal photography at no extra cost. This enables us to look at the condition of the back surface of the eye. These images can be saved on your digital file so that we can compare the images on each visit enabling us to detect any changes or potential problems.


There is no longer need to use the “puff of air” test to check the pressure in your eye. We use modern instrumentation to check pressures to ensure a comfortable visit to our practice.


Your sight test will include refraction to establish if a prescription is required to correct your vision. If no prescription is required, we will advise of this. If a correction is recommended, we can guide you in your choices with our professional expertise.


Our professional dispensing optician, Peter, will help to guide you in your choices for frames and lenses. Each individual's needs are taken into consideration and we pride ourselves on ensuring that you leave our practice completely satisfied with your spectacles.


In our purpose built dispensing area we stock a wide range of spectacle frames from the latest designer brands including Calvin Klein, Swarovski, Lacoste, Radley, Ted Baker, Boss, Guess and Jaguar.


We also stock the latest in fashionable hand-made acetates and lightweight titanium frames from leading manufacturers.


We offer expert, professional advice on the very latest in ophthalmic lens designs including a variety of thin lenses, photochromic and polarized lenses and varifocals for all types of prescriptions.

We offer prescription sunglasses with the highest standards of UV protection.


Complex prescriptions are our speciality. We offer the very best in modern high index lens designs.


We can also recommend the best in lens coatings and filters to offer anti-glare options, UV protection and blue light control.


For those who are interested in the latest cutting-edge developments in lens technology we offer specialist lenses from brands such as Nikon, Essilor, Hoya and Zeiss.


We also specialise in sports prescription eye wear and offer suitable advice on frames and lenses for a wide variety of activities.


We offer protective eye wear conforming to british standards with impact resistant and tough lens and frame materials. We can recommend the most suitable options for any given occupation or hobby.



Children's Glasses


Finding the right frame to properly fit a child needs specialist advice and accurate measurements from a professional dispensing optician or optometrist. We have vast experience in children's dispensing and can recommend suitable frames to fit any child. We offer expert advice on lenses for all types of prescriptions. We stock a wide range of fashionable children's frames in a variety of colours and sizes. We also stock designer children's frames.


We supply and fit contact lenses of all types. In our bespoke contact lens clinic we will recommend the most suitable lenses according to an individual's prescription and that person's specific needs.


We specialise in fitting complex lenses and multifocal contact lens options. We also fit rigid gas permeable lenses and annual replacement lenses for more complex prescriptions.



A vital part of your contact lens consultation involves checking that your eyes are healthy and suitable for contact lens wear. We have invested heavily in ophthalmic instruments including slit lamp microscopes to assess the health and integrity of the front surface of the eye and a corneal topographer to map the front surface of the eye to give accurate lens fittings and measurements.


We offer all the latest contact lens brands from leading manufacturers including Acuvue, Biofinity, Air Optix Aqua, MyDay and Clariti.


Norwood & Perrin also have a second practice in Royston, Barnsley called Sadler Opticians. Our optometrists also offer appointments at this practice.





David Dand - B. Sc. (Hons), F.B.O.A. (Company Director)


Martin Pedersen – B. Sc. (Hons), BMed Sci (Hons) MPhil, MCOptom


Jessica Hickling - B. Sc. (Hons) MCOptom


Dispensing Optician


Peter Dand – BA (Hons), FBDO (Company Director)


Dispensing & Reception Staff


Gina Mason


Hannah Simm


Julie Timmins



Sadler Opticians opening times



Monday - Friday


9:00am - 12:30 - Lunch - 1:30pm - 5:00pm




9:00am – 12 noon


Tel: 01226 722 238 for details.


We offer home visits for the housebound. The information and guidelines within this page are designed to enable you to see if you are eligible for an NHS funded domiciliary visit.





Some people are entitled to an NHS-funded mobile sight test (also known as domiciliary sight test), where the optometrist comes to visit you. This may be in your own home, at a residential or care home, or at a day centre.

If you qualify for a free NHS sight test, you may be entitled to mobile services


 At home - if you are unable to leave home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability


 At a residential or care home - if you normally live there and you are unable to leave the home unaccompanied because of physical or mental illness or disability.


 At a day centre - if you would have difficulty getting a sight test from an optometrist at their practice because of physical or mental illness or disability, or because you have difficulty communicating your health needs without help.





When you go for your sight test, tell your optometrist that you are entitled to a free NHS sight test. They will give you a form called GOS1 to fill in and sign.

You will be asked to show proof that you are entitled to a free NHS sight test.

For further information please visit:






A domiciliary visit can be arranged by contacting the practice in person, by telephone or email (see CONTACT page)





Domiciliary visits are carried out under contract with the Primary Care Trust (PCT), whose details are available on request.





We welcome both private and NHS patients.


The information and guidelines within this page are designed to enable you to see if you are eligible for an NHS funded sight test.





You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if:


 You are aged under 16


 You are aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education


 You are aged 60 or over


 You are registered as partially sighted (sight impaired)

            or blind (severely sight impaired)


 You have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma


 You are 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma


 You have been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you are at risk of glaucoma


 You are a prisoner on leave from prison


 You are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher. Your optometrist can advise you about this entitlement



You are also entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:


 Receive Income Support


 Receive income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution-based)


 Receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit


 Receive income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not contribution-based)


 Are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit Exemption Certificate


 Are on a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate


We strive to offer the highest standards of care at all times.


However, should you need to make a complaint, in the first instance please contact Mr D Dand (Company Director).

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8-10 Eldon Arcade,


S70 2JP


01226 206033

Sadler Opticians

01226 722238