We paid Nimesh a visit and had an insightful discussion on all things eyes, ears and the best German bakery in Hammersmmith.
Hi Nimesh! It’s lovely to meet you. Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hello, I’m the optometrist and director of both Specsavers Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush. I’ve been with Specsavers for 20 years and am not planning on leaving anytime soon! I started out as an Optical Assistant on the shop floor and worked my way up to partner level. Every step has been very different and I’ve been very well supported by Specsavers, with all the relevant training and career opportunities being offered to me by the company. As someone who can’t keep still, this is very important to me!
We hear that Specsavers has recently taken on some technological innovations…
I’m rather excited to announce that we were one of the first 20 stores in the country to install a state of the art Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) diagnostic machine, which is essentially an MRI scanner that takes images of the eye. Similar to ultrasound, this imaging equipment uses light waves to penetrate the back of the eye and create a 3D picture from the wave reflections. The different layers that make up the optic nerve and retina, are then cross referenced with a digital image of the surface of the eye to highlight any health concerns such as glaucoma, high blood pressure and diabetes.
That’s impressive! How often do you recommend having an eye test?
Despite what people think, eye tests are important for everyone – whether you need glasses or not. We recommend adults have an eye test every 2 years, and for teens and children they should be tested every 12-18 months.
Are you local? Do you have any tips for those new to Hammersmith?
I’m actually based in East London, but around 99% of my team are based in Hammersmith and Fulham! We love working here – there are plenty of pubs and restaurants, our favourite lunch spot is the German bakery ‘Bakehaus’ on Kings Street.
Free eye tests and audiology tests are currently available for a limited time only in Specsavers, Hammersmith. Visit the website for more details.
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To access the Kings Mall car park, travel along King Street, go past Primark and turn 2nd right onto Cambridge Grove, follow to the top of the road and turn right onto Glenthorne Road. The Car Park is situated on the right after Leamore Street.
Address for SAT-NAV: Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, W6 0LJ
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Kings Mall is located in one of London’s busiest transport hubs. Hammersmith tube station is less than a 5 minute walk from the centre offering access to the Circle, District, Piccadilly, and Hammersmith & City line.
There is also a selection of bus stops located in close to the centre offering a wide range of routes and services.