A sight test is not only an important eye health check, but can detect signs of underlying general health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and raised cholesterol.
We tailor the exam to your eyes specific needs, including all aspects of your ocular health and your eyesight requirements. Every eye examination is unique, although many parts are common. We like to find out about your current eyesight requirements, and any other health and lifestyle issues which may be relevant.
As well as checking for cataracts, glaucoma, colour and field of vision, our Optometrist will also look for signs of other health problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In fact, an eye examination can often pick up these problems before the symptoms become apparent to you or a doctor, so you can benefit from early treatment.
Make sure you see one of our Consultant Optometrist if:
- You have trouble reading
- You have headaches
- You have eye aches/strain
- Your sight is blurred, you are seeing double, spots or floaters
- One or both of your eyes hurt or if you feel pressure in your eye
- You can’t see things at the side like you used to
- Have a family history of any eye disease e.g Diabetes, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration.
- Have Red, Dry or uncomfortable eyes
Full routine eye examination
A comprehensive examination, including history and details of any symptoms, ocular health, colour vision check, anterior eye imaging and visual fields test if necessary. In all, the examination takes around 25 minutes.
Enhanced eye examination
You can upgrade to this examination on the day of your sight test, ask one of the team to help. This is the most advanced Eye Exam available and includes everything from the full routine exam, as well as an OCT scan, anterior eye imaging and visual fields if necessary. Click here to find out more.
OCT Scan Only
3D live image of the eyes, instantly allowing us to diagnose changes to the back of the eye. These include age-related changes, diabetes, glaucoma and macular holes. Dilation is often necessary. The process takes around 25 minutes. Click here to find out more.
Full eye examinations are available through the NHS (conditions apply) free of charge. Enhanced eye examinations (NHS) are available for an extra charge.
At Chase Eyecare, we are specially trained to examine the visual problems in children and adults. We also look for Visual Stress and If needed refer for Dyslexia assessment and diagnosis by relevant specialists e.g Educational Psychologist. Scientific research has shown that visual stress from reading can be reduced by colouring the page using spectral filters. The filters are either placed directly over the page (these are known as coloured overlays) or they are worn in spectacles (precision tints). The colour is specific to each individual and has to be specially selected.
Children’s eye examinations (under-19)
A comprehensive eye examination including history and symptoms, ocular health, colour vision check, anterior eye imaging and visual fields, if necessary. The process should take around 25 minutes.
Contact lens experience and Contact Lens aftercare
Both examinations take around 30 minutes and both are free to patients who join our direct debit scheme.
COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES)
COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) that can be treated by the service include:
- Red-eye or eyelids
- Dry eye, gritty and uncomfortable eyes
- Irritation and inflammation of the eye
- Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
- Recently occurring flashes and floaters
- Painful eye
- Ingrowing eyelashes
- Recent and sudden loss of vision
- Foreign body in the eye
To book an Eye Exam / Eye Test, COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) consultation or emergency free Eye Test / free Eye Exam or for a minor eye injury or condition MECS Appointment, please contact our eye centres now, and we will be happy to assist.
Eye examination costs
Whilst we charge for our examinations, there are a number of concessions available. Free NHS eye examinations are offered to children under 16, full-time students up to 19, the over-60s, people with diabetes or glaucoma, people over 40 with a family history of glaucoma and those on low incomes.