We carry out both NHS and Private Eye Examinations. Our thorough range of tests on your eye and vision are tailored to your individual situation:
What Happens In Your Eye Test?
History and symptoms: We first discuss any problems you may have with your eyesight and general health, as many eye conditions are health related. We also discuss your work and leisure activities to asses your visual needs.
Eyewear assessment: If you already wear glasses or contact lenses we check them to make sure they’re still suitable for your vision.
Refraction: This tests whether you need optical lenses to correct your eyesight. We check your near vision (for reading), your distance vision (for driving or watching TV) and your intermediate vision (for hobbies or computer work).
Oculomotor balance: This part of the eye examination tests that your eyes are co-ordinated and that you have comfortable vision at all times.
Pupil Reflexes: We check that your pupils react normally to light. An unusual pupil reflex may indicate neurological problems.
Intraocular pressure: If you have too much pressure inside your eyes, you could be suffering from glaucoma which, if left untreated, will cause blindness. This test is normally carried out on people over 40 or with family history of glaucoma.
Visual field test: Losing your field of vision can also indicate the onset of glaucoma. So, where appropriate, we check your all-round vision and your peripheral eyesight.
Ophthalmoscopy: This is a very important part of your eye test because it evaluates the health of your eyes. It can detect conditions such as diabetes, cataracts, hypertension and macular degeneration.
After your eye test we will explain the results to you answer any questions you may have, and give you a copy of your prescription. Your eyesight is your most precious sense and deserves the most highest standards of professional care. Regular eye examinations at our practice are the key to having the best possible vision.