Your Eye/Sight Test
Our specialist optometrists and experienced dispensing staff are here to make sure your eye sight is always at its best.
We recognize that everyone has their own individual needs and often present with different specific concerns. We adapt the eye examination accordingly, and try to give the best professional advice, recommendations and treatments possible.
For your appointment we offer
- A thorough assessment of your vision, optical correction, focusing, and 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), if required
- Screening for conditions such as Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic eye disease and a review your general health
- Advice on vision correction – glasses, contact lenses, laser surgery; 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
Understanding the tests
- Visual Acuity – measuring the sharpness and clarity of your sight – we use modern computerised vision testing charts
- Refraction – measurement of the optical error of the eye, to determine if any correction is required
- Eye focusing, eye movements and coordination of the two eyes – to provide and clear comfortable binocular vision
- Visual fields – a measure of your total area of peripheral vision – routine screening and detailed measurement for conditions such as glaucoma
- Eye pressure – a measure of the fluid pressure inside the eye – using contact tonometry, the gold standard for glaucoma assessment, with no ‘puff of air’.
- Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) – provides wonderful 3 dimensional detailed images of the retina, to help diagnose conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma
- Slit lamp microscope – to get a magnified 3 dimensional view of the external and internal parts of the eye, which can be photographed and videoed
- Pupil dilation – temporarily enlarging the pupils with drops allows an improved and safer view of the retina
- Fluorescein staining – an orange dye applied to the eye to help evaluate the integrity of front eye surface, often use in contact lens and dry eye assessments
- Pachymetry – uses ultrasound to measure the thickness of the cornea (front window of the eye)
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.