Your Eye Test
Our specialist optometrists and experienced dispensing staff are here to make sure your eye sight is always at its best. With regular eye tests and the correct vision aids and treatments provided, we will ensure the best eye care service for you.
For your appointment we provide
- A systematic assessment of your vision, optical correction, focusing, binocular vision (coordination of the two eyes)
- Additional tests such as visual fields, eye pressure, colour vision, pupil dilation, retinal photography and ocular coherence tomography (OCT), as and when required
- Eye health screening for Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic eye disease
- A review of the links with your general health – high blood pressure, diabetes, raised cholesterol thyroid disease, arthritis, etc
- Advice on the most appropriate vision correction – glasses, contact lenses, safety eye wear as well as eye exercises to improve your focus and eye coordination
- Advice on nutrition and supplements to prevent eye disease, eye protection at work and in sport, eye hygiene and lubrication
- Referral for further investigations if required including to our own specialist clinic
Equipment – we use
- DRS Retinal Photography – giving a high quality digital image of the back of the eye. This helps to diagnose eye problems earlier and allows for accurate monitoring
- ‘Humphrey’ Visual Field Analyser – the gold standard for assessment of peripheral vision – as used in nearly all hospital eye clinics
- Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) – provides a cross sectional scan of the retina, to help diagnose conditions such as wet macular degeneration
- ‘Applanation’ Tonometry – for precise measurement of eye pressure without using the ‘puff of air’ – the gold standard for glaucoma assessment
- Pachymetry – uses ultrasound to measure the thickness of the cornea (front window of the eye)
- Video Slit Lamp –to digitally record and demonstrate the appearance of the front part of the eye – used when assessing contact lenses, dry eye, etc
- Computerised and randomised vision testing charts
Preparing for your appointment
We want your visit to us to be everything you expect, so do allow adequate time for our optometrist to undertake the necessary eye examination for you and if required, time for our dispensing staff to assist you with choosing glasses or contact lens fitting.
For information about costs and exemptions, see NHS entitlements and examination fees.
For information on finding us, see Where we are.
For more information, please see our short leaflet Preparing for your eye appointment, prior to your visit. This will outline and advise you of what to bring with you and an indication of the duration of your visit.
And remember we can provide assistance to any patient or visitor who are in a wheelchair and needs help entering our practice, with the aid of our mobility stair climber. Just let us know prior to your visit and we will have somebody waiting to help you on your arrival.
If you are due an eye test or are experiencing any new visual/eye problems then contact us now on tel: 01937 583278 or book an appointment today.