Parker & Hammond Opticians entrusted to look after the patients of D&H Hantman Optometrists

Parker & Hammond Opticians entrusted to look after the patients of D&H Hantman Optometrists 2021-02-19T16:10:48+00:00

A message from David Hantman…

I have decided to close my practice in Preston Road due to COVID19. I have come to the decision to have a break until there is a vaccine and I can see patients again. I am reassured and delighted that the care of my patients has been taken over by Parker & Hammond Opticians of South Harrow and Northwood.

These are unique times and the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our families, businesses and indeed our whole way of life. For me it has only emphasised the importance of being there for my family, friends and of course my patients many of whom have become special friends over the years. I would not just walk away. No one likes change so the continuity and quality of eye care for you the patient has been my priority.

Why Parker & Hammond?
My association with Parker and Hammond goes back many years. The late Sue Hammond was a dear friend and I know Sachin and Dipesh have carried on her work and taken it forward both professionally and clinically without losing the “family practice ethos”. It is no surprise they are a nationally award winning team. I can only look forward to this new association and I am confident that you will be well looked after.

A warm welcome to Parker & Hammond Opticians…

We are privileged that David Hantman has entrusted us to take over the clinical care of all his patients. We are an award-winning independent community-based optician established since 1934 with practices in South Harrow and Northwood. At Parker & Hammond we pride ourselves in offering the highest level of eye care by investing in the latest clinical equipment and professional development for all our staff.

We hope David will join Parker & Hammond on a consulting basis when he feels comfortable to provide eyecare post COVID-19, but in the meantime our specialist team of optometrists will be here to look after you.

We have a strong clinical focus and have a wealth of experience in managing complex spectacle prescriptions, diabetic and glaucoma care, contact lenses, paediatrics, and emergency eye care. We are pleased to have taken on your patient records, so rest assured we have all your clinical information to continue your care in a seamless manner.

Under the current climate of COVID-19, providing the highest quality of eyecare in a safe environment for our staff and patients is our greatest priority. We have made detailed plans including the strict cleaning and disinfection of all touch points, provision of PPE, protective screens, and special UVC sterilising equipment.

You will find more information about our practice and services on this website. Both our South Harrow and Northwood practices are approximately 20 minutes from Preston Road by either public transport or car.

We will write to you when your next examination is due and we look forward to seeing you soon. If you need to contact us, we can be reached on 020 8904 9214.

We look forward to seeing you soon!



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‘My family have been attending Parker & Hammond for several years.
We all have differing needs but all receive an excellent, caring,
thorough service that is never rushed.’

'Each and every member of staff treats me with the utmost courtesy and patience.
The kind of service offered at Parker & Hammond is truly professional yet personal
and friendly – I would highly recommend them.'

‘Thanks to the expertise of the team at Parker & Hammond,
I finally feel that after 30 years of struggling with various lenses,
my keratoconus is finally, at long last, a problem solved.’

‘The quality of care and advice I have received has been first class and I would
have no hesitation in recommending the practice.’

‘From the moment I stepped into the shop I was given first class service,
made to feel valued and had the most thorough eye test I’ve had to date.
Dipesh provided valuable explanations and information as he carried out the test,
and I purchased a pair of Lindberg glasses, with which I am very pleased.’

‘Finding a good opticians who you can trust and who understands your eye needs isn’t easy,
and I would recommend them to anyone – particularly those with keratoconus.’

‘I have been wearing glasses for over 15 years and have been to many opticians in the past,
but Parker & Hammond have by far been the best. Their staff are excellent and they give
me honest, sound advice which I have always trusted. The eye test is very thorough
and the optometrists do their best to make you feel relaxed and comfortable.’

‘I would highly recommend Parker & Hammond – professional, courteous and friendly,
from everyone who I come into contact with during my visits.’

‘The opticians here are really friendly and patient, they take the time to answer my questions,
give useful advice and – unlike other places I’ve been to in the past – the costs are fully explained.’

‘The service I receive whenever I come into this shop is outstanding.
I would and do recommend to all who will listen!’

‘Although the road to keratoconus solutions is sometimes trying, you know you have
a specialist here who will truly work tirelessly to find one.’

‘My family have been customers here for many years, brought back every time by impeccable
customer service, attention and professionalism. All staff are welcoming and have a full
understanding of the products, with information given throughout the spectacle purchase.’

‘For the past ten years Parker & Hammond have been my opticians of choice, from the warmth and efficiency met with at reception
to the unstinting care and detail at the eye test stage. In assistance with frame choice and dedication to guaranteeing comfort with your spectacles,
Parker & Hammond have proved themselves to be the best I have encountered. Add that to superb aftercare and you have the recipe for satisfaction
and perfect confidence that your eyecare could not have been in better hands. I have recommended them in the past and will continue to do so – wholeheartedly.’


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