Eye Test

Eye Test

We believe in providing the best care and advice. We do this using the latest technology combined with clear, jargon-free advice to leave you fully informed following your eye test.

What happens during my eye test?

Your eye test has 5 main areas:

  1. History & Symptoms
  2. Eyesight Test
  3. Eye Health Check
  4. Advice
  5. Glasses

History & Symptoms

We will ask questions about your vision, lifestyle, health & previous eye problems for you or members of your family. These questions will allow us to build a picture of you and how your eyes are used on a daily basis.

Eyesight Test

Our optometrists will check what you can see up close and far away. We do this using charts of letters, symbols and pictures to asses how well you can see, sometimes with and without your glasses. In addition, we then work out if you have a change in prescription with a series of tests using different lenses.

Throughout the test we will be asking questions which helps us understand your comfort with the prescriptions we are testing.  We do have patients that find it difficult to give feedback, children for example. Therefore, in these circumstances we can still complete the test and provide a prescription.

Eye Health Check

During this part of the test, our optometrists will check the inside and outside of your eyes. We use a number of different tests and machines to check the health of your eyes including fundus photography, a photo of the back of your eyes.

Did you know?

  • We can detect symptoms of diabetes & high blood pressure during our eye tests using fundus photography

Advice

First of all after all our tests, our optometrists will explain the results. We will take time to advise of any changes in your prescription and how this may affect you day-to-day. We will explain the results of our health checks, if further checks are needed we will explain why they are needed and most of all, make sure that you fully understand what has been explained.

Did You Know?

  • 2.5 billion people see poorly and don’t correct their sight

  • After age 40, eye disease, visual impairment and blindness increase threefold with each decade.

  • A thorough eye exam can also diagnose diabetes and cancer.

Glasses

Finally, if you are recommended glasses as a result of our tests, our optical experts will be available to make recommendations about lenses and frames based on your needs.

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