Eye Examination

When you come through our doors, we’ll sit you down and make you feel calm and relaxed – we’ll never rush you or put you under any kind of pressure. We take pride in offering you top quality eye care and taking our time to do it properly. Rest assured that if there are any problems, we will spot them.

Firstly, you’ll be asked some questions about your overall eye health, family history and any changes in your vision since your last check-up.

You’ll then have a series of checks using the latest, advanced eye care technology, including retinal photography (on all suitable adults), which is a detailed digital picture of the back of your eye.  As well as diagnosing if you need help with your vision, we’ll check your eyes for signs of serious eye conditions, like glaucoma or macular degeneration. As part of our commitment to give you the best eye care we have a state of the art OCT-3D Eye Scanner. This allows us to detect eye diseases at the earliest possible stage.  The 3D OCT scan allows viewing of the deeper layers of retinal tissues. It is in these deeper layers that the signs of macula degeneration, diabetes, macula holes etc. can be first seen. The 3D OCT scan allows for early detection and therefore earlier treatment of these conditions (where appropriate).

How often should one have an eye examination?

We advise regular eye examinations for everyone including children even when you are not experiencing any difficulties. In accordance with national guidelines the recommended intervals are set out in the table below:

National guidelines for eye tests

1: Aged 15 years or belowevery year
2: Aged 16 – 69 yearsevery 2 years
3: Aged 70 years and overevery year
4: Diabetic and Glaucoma patientsevery 1-2 years
5: Aged 40 years or over with an immediate relative with Glaucomaevery year

The above are general guidelines but if it is clinically required an eye examination may be advised more frequently, the optometrist will advise you of this.