We strive to provide the highest quality eye care for vision and health in a non-rushed environment
Valarie Jerome Optometrists is an independent private optometrist located on Newbury High Street. We're passionate about offering the highest quality eye care, with personalized solutions for all vision and eye health needs. To offer the best in service to our patients, we work by appointment only for all exams, spectacle frame consultations, and collection fittings of new glasses.
Eye exams are a vital aspect of preventive eye care. Without eye exams, vision issues often go undetected since most eye disorders don't have clear symptoms.
If you’ve never worn contact lenses before, it can seem a bit intimidating. After all, you’re inserting something into your eye! Let’s ease your mind about the first step – your contact lens exam. This post will walk you through what’s involved in a contact lens.
We are pleased to now offer a new dedicated space to offer the latest treatments for dry eye. We are helping your eyes to look good, feel good and see good.
The time comes when we all experience age related changes. Our eyes and vision are no different than the rest of the body; our eyes age and change as well. In addition to changes to our vision, the eye health also alters with age.
Originally from the USA, Dr Valarie Jerome has lived in Newbury for many years and has worked locally in the area at various opticians. Recently, Dr Jerome was recognised in the Top 100 UK Female Entrepreneurs of 2021 by f:Entrepreneur. In 2020, Valarie Jerome Optometrists was listed in the UK Small Business Top 100 of 2020 by Small Business Saturday UK. Dr Jerome primary interests are contact lens, dry eye disease, blepharitis and ocular allergies.
Over 300 5-Star Reviews
Lovely staff and first class eye test with clear explanations as to what they were all for. After 2 years of an incorrect eye test elsewhere I decided to book with Valarie Jerome. I now have a pair of glasses that are perfect and had a refund from the other optician's. Thank you Valarie
I found the team to be very welcoming. I felt comfortable during my visit. I liked how all the tests were explained to me and the same with the results. It was so helpful to think about my job and the best options of glasses for working online. The person that helped me choose my glasses was lovely; giving me the right amount of space and also making suggestions. Thanks everyone!
Without doubt the best customer service experience I have ever had. After visiting a few other opticians on the hunt for appropriate glasses for my two year old, I finally came across Valerie Jerome Optometrists. Immediately we received a totally different level of service, with true care for what was appropriate for my little girl. On multiple occasions during the process the entire team went way above and beyond for us, not settling until we were totally satisfied and comfortable with our choices. In addition both Valerie and Gina came in to help us when they were on annual leave so that we could get our daughters glasses before we went on holiday. I could not be more grateful, and am just totally blown away by how incredible Valerie, Gina and Marie have been. We will be customers for life!
I would recommend Valarie Jerome Optometrists to anyone who wears glasses. Having worn glasses since I was 10, over the years I've seen a few optometrists and Valarie is by far the best I've ever met. The services offered are amazing and Valarie is so friendly, helpful and brilliant at explaining all the tests, results and options. Also being dyslexic this is the first optometrist where I've been able to have a test for Irlen syndrome and identifying which colour filter aids me. And what a difference it makes! Using a filter on my laptop for work the first day made such a difference in stabilising text that I actually felt a bit dizzy. But the brain is so adaptable and now I'm reading more proficiently than any time in my life. As my current role involves mostly reading, this is a huge relief and has reduced headaches and the fatigue of reading when the text is visually bouncing around. I appreciate some question the validity of using colour filters, but for me it's been an incredible improvement. Thank you to everyone at Valarie Jerome.
I switched to Valarie from a chain optician 3 years ago, mainly because I wanted to support a local business but also because of their support for our local Soup Kitchen clients. It’s been a complete revelation! Personal advice rather than trying to sell lots of additions which can double the price of glasses. Suggested varifocals initially but on discovering I’ve a cataract (due to their diligence), told me to stick with my existing glasses and get off the shelf reading glasses until after it’s been resolved. 100% recommend
I recently made my first visit to Dr Valerie Jerome for an eye test, this took just over an hour to complete. Valerie took the time to explain everything about my test and what it meant about my eye health. There was absolutely no hint of being rushed at all, I felt like a respected patient who deserved consideration and thought. I did need new glasses and chose to have new frames as well, these were rimless and very light, perfect ! Although more expensive than I was expecting, they are absolultely worth every penny. My visit was very much a "private practice" experience, so different to the norm and well worth the change. Highly reccomended, five stars well deserved. Well done to all at Valerie Jerome Optomerists, you deserve all the success that comes your way !