Paul Cheetham Eyecare is a long established and independent friendly opticians located in the centre of Rochdale. Staff are highly trained and include two optometrists Paul Cheetham and Elizabeth Gerrard, Contact Lens Optician Lorraine Bradshaw, Dispensing Optician Manager Karen Peel and optical assistants and receptionists, Joanne, Lynne, Carol and Angela.

The practice specialises in complex contact lens fitting and OCT examination (see below) and has received referrals for their specialist skills from local hospitals and private clinics for around 10 years.

Paul Cheetham BSc (Hons)FCOptom

Paul Cheetham BSc (Hons) FCOptom Optometrist and Chairman of the Local Optical Committee, has 37 years of experience in all aspects of vision care. Recent acquisition of an OCT instrument (see below) has further enhanced his skills in being able to detect eye disease such as glaucoma and macular degeneration much earlier than ever before. This in turn enables patients to start therapy much sooner.

Lorraine Bradshaw FBDO CL (Hons)

Lorraine Bradshaw FBDO CL (Hons) Contact Lens Optician has been fitting contact lenses at the practice for around 18 years. She specialises in and is particularly enthusiastic with regard to fitting patients with more complex conditions such as keratoconus, post graft and those requiring prosthetic attention. As an independent practice, Lorraine is able to source contact lenses from a number of different manufactures. This in turn ensures that lens designs, materials and fitting methods are individually tailored to achieve the best possible outcome for each individual's needs.

Specialist equipment

FUNDUS CAMERA and OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographer) Able to scan each individual layer of the eye in around 6 seconds. It can be used to measure and monitor corneal thickness and is an early indicator of internal ocular disease.

MEDMONT TOPOGRAPHER An instrument designed to measure, record and monitor changes in shape to the front surface of the eye (the cornea) essential for the management of keratoconic corneas. TOPCON ANTERIOR IMAGING SYSTEM Images of the front surface of the eye can be recorded to monitor any relevant changes in appearance.