First of all, we discuss any problems you might have with your eyesight and general health. Many eye conditions are health related. To assess your visual needs, we also discuss your work and leisure activities.
If you already wear spectacles or contact lenses, we check them to see if they are still suitable for your vision.
This part of your examination finds out whether you need optical lenses to correct your eyesight. We test your near vision (for reading), your distance vision (for driving or TV) and your intermediate vision (for hobbies or computer work).
We check that your eye muscles are co-ordinated and you have comfortable vision at all distances.
Too much pressure inside your eyes can indicate glaucoma, a disease which eventually leads to blindness if left untreated. This test is usually only carried out on people over 40 or those with glaucoma in the family.
Evaluates the health of your eyes. Conditions such as diabetes, cataracts, hypertension and macula degeneration can be detected and monitored by an eye examination.
A photograph of the back of your eye is taken using a Digital Retinal Camera, allowing us to carry out a more detailed check for glaucoma, diabetes, age related macular degeneration and other conditions (additional service option). Read more about Retinal Photography and Retinal Scanning.
Where appropriate we check your all-round vision and your peripheral eyesight.
These tests are carried out where appropriate for career or vocational requirements.