An eye examination is a vital health check, which is essential not just in diagnosing any issues with your sight, but to keep a check on your general health.
It takes around 30 minutes, and will be conducted by one of our friendly, fully qualified Optometrists. 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 Optometrists 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 an 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
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
Includes everything from the Full Colour 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.
Children’s eye examinations (under-18)
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
Takes around 30 minutes
Contact lens aftercare
Takes around 20 minutes. (Both are free to patients joining our direct debit scheme)
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.