There are many aspects to an eye examination. These include discussing the patients history and any current symptoms, visual acuity and prescription assessment using computerised charts. Binocular and colour vision assessment. Anterior and posterior ocular examination, visual field screening and screening for cataract, diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Intraocular pressures are checked and a digital image of the central retina is photographed and stored. This retinal photograph allows us to see a much clearer picture of the health of the eye and therefore assists with early detection of any changes.
For more information on eye conditions such as cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration please see our information page
An eye examination should be part of everyones normal health routine. The eye exam can also indicate some general health problems, so it’s not just your vision being assessed. Most people should have their eyes examined every two years, however we may recommend more frequently depending an your medical history. It is recommended that children should have an annual eye examination, but again this will depend on their ocular history. Your child does not have to be able to read or talk to have an eye examination carried out.
For more information on keeping the eyes healthy please see our Top Tips page
We provide a mobile service for those who have difficulties with mobility, visiting a patient at home if required. Please contact your local practice for further details on this service.
Many people are eligible for NHS sight testing, including those who are over 60 years old, diabetics and people with glaucoma or those over 40 years old with close relatives who have glaucoma. Also children and young people who are in full time education aged 18 years old and under. Many government benefits also give entitlement to sight tests and allowances towards the cost of lenses. Please contact us for further advice and up to date information.