Do I Need an Eye Test?
Regular eye examinations do not just check your level of vision and whether or not you require spectacles. Your overall eye health is assessed, even with perfect vision it is still advisable to have an eye examination at least every two years.
If you begin experiencing any problems with your sight then you should contact an optician as soon as possible.
The following are common symptoms that you should look out for:
Headaches while reading or during screen time
Blurry Vision, close up or at distance
Difficulty when driving
Problems with mobility, bumping or tripping, or seeing objects in your peripheral vision
Difficulty Coping with Glare or adjusting to lighting changes
How Often Should I get an Eye Test?
Your Eye Exam
designed for your Eyes
The Practice has invested in the latest diagnostic equipment in the consulting room from leading manufacturers, TOPCON and ZEISS. Combined with the expertise of the optician, this will provide the highest possible quality eye examination.
Your Personal Exam includes
Visual Field Screening
Eye History and Symptons
Refractive Status and Visual Acuity
Internal and External Eye Examination
Inter Ocular pressure
We have made significant investment in our consulting room equipment, this enables a very accurate examination or your eyesight and your eye health whilst being as Covid compliant as possible.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina which is a totally pain free, quick procedure.
With OCT, our optometrist can see each of the retina’s distinctive layers. This allows our optometrist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and diseases of the retina. These retinal diseases include age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease.
Our innovative machine from Topcon combines an autorefracter (which measures your prescription), a keratometer (which maps the shape of your eye), a non-contact tonometer (which measures the pressure in your eye, the softer air puff improves patient comfort and results in an improved measurement experience) and a pachymeter (which measures the thickness of your cornea) in one compact instrument.
At the end of your consultation we will discuss your vison and eye health results. We will use this information to understand the impact on your day to day living and make recommendations accordingly.
Please note we are a private practice and do not currently offer NHS eye examinations.