We rely on our sight in all aspects of daily life and therefore an eye examination is essential to monitor eye health and maintain the best vision possible.
We strive to provide the most thorough eye examinations using latest technology and equipment so you, our patient, have full confidence in our findings and recommended management.
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What to expect?
Our eye examinations usually last about 45 minutes but we will advise you if you require any extra specific tests and how long these may take.
We have a general routine we perform for every patient but as we like to treat every patient as an individual, the optometrist may tailor the examination to guarantee you a thorough examination executed smoothly, in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
As well as including all tests to check for your sight and to see if any vision correction is required (e.g. spectacles, contact lenses) we also check for any potential eye disease like Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular degeneration and Diabetes to name a few using the latest diagnostic equiptment.
Rest assured we use modern examination techniques such as retinal photography and OCT, to ensure all is done to help prevent unnecessary deterioration to your sight and eye health. Other tests we will carry out include binocular assessment (how well the eyes work together), peripheral visual field analysis and intraocular pressure measurement.
The optician will always explain the results of the various assessments and you will be given every opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The recommendations given at the end of the eye examination by the optometrist will take into account factors such as your working environment, lifestyle and any leisure pursuits you have, so we can meet your visual needs in the best possible way.
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 below||every year|
|2: Aged 16 – 69 years||every 2 years|
|3: Aged 70 years and over||every year|
|4: Diabetic and Glaucoma patients||every year|
|5: Aged 40 years or over with an immediate relative with Glaucoma||every year|
The above are general guidelines but if clinically required, an eye examination may be advised more frequently. Your optician will advise you of this.
Please contact us if you have any queries or questions about our eye examination and related issues, we would be most happy to advise you.