What to expect
We have extra procedures in place at present during COVID-19 including restricted access, so that you will not be mixing with other customers, PPE, sneeze guards, and infection control procedures to ensure disinfection of all areas between patients. We would ask that you bring a Facecovering to be used when we get closer than 2 metres.
On the day of your appointment, could you please bring with you;
– Previous copies of your prescription
– Existing spectacles
– Current medical information (i.e prescription medication)
Your eye health is important to us, so please ensure you have allocated enough time as your appointment may take up to 1 hour.
Your Comprehensive Eye Examination
Each part of the comprehensive eye examination that we provide is included to give us essential information regarding your vision and health. We provide a comprehensive eye examination as standard. You will find some opticians offer a basic test, with some adding on additional tests as ‘extras’. We believe all eye examinations should include in-depth scans using the highest quality technology available on the market to ensure we have the best picture of your eye health and vision.
We see the value in using advanced technology to detect and monitor eye health and to calculate your prescription. We also offer generous appointment durations so that no question you have will go unanswered.
Our fee for a Comprehensive Eye Examination is £55 and this includes:
We will take a photo of the back of your eye using a state of the art digital imaging machine and then examine the image. It doesn’t hurt one bit and it only takes five minutes, but it aids in the detection and management of some serious eye diseases, as well as giving us a good gauge on the health of your eyes.
We will also take a series of digital images of your eyes. The OCT scanner looks in depth through structures of your eyes such as the optic nerve and the layers of the retina, underneath the visible surface of the eye. This scan produces images in even greater detail than an MRI scanner.
Visual Field Assessment
You may also have an assessment of your peripheral vision. This can be important in the initial detection and monitoring of glaucoma, but also for other ocular and general health conditions.
These assessments are good because they can detect irregularities that normal eye tests can’t. This is particularly important when glaucoma is suspected, and is also helpful in detecting vision loss caused by neurological disorders such as stroke or certain brain tumours.
It may be necessary to dilate your pupils to fully evaluate your retina. Your pupils may stay dilated for up to 6 hours and this may cause some problems with glare and focusing. It is therefore recommended that you have someone with you who can drive you home afterwards.
On completion, you will receive a copy of your personal glasses prescription, calculated precisely by Elizabeth, and advice on what optical solutions are best for you. You should leave feeling reassured that you have had a thorough eye examination and with a clear understanding of your own eyes, both in terms of vision and eye health.
We use the most advanced technology. This provides us with the most detailed information about your eyes, which in turn means your optometrist can make accurate and timely diagnoses. These assessments will reveal any problems affecting your sight or your health generally and are especially valuable in the early detection of conditions such as glaucoma, age-related deterioration, cataracts, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart problems.