The health of your eyes is as important as all your healthcare, which is why that throughout all aspects of your visit to our practice you will be seen by fully qualified staff at all levels - but more importantly personally advising which is the best solution to YOUR optical needs - whether it be with spectacles frames or lens choice or contact lenses or laser surgery.

The Eye Examination

Your Eye examination will take approximately 30 minutes and will be carried out by one of our qualified Optometrists who will be pleased to answer any questions that you might have.

At the start of the examination the Optometrist will discuss with you: -

Any concerns that you may have concerning your eyes or your vision
Any symptoms that you are having
Your visual needs in relation to your work, hobbies and lifestyle
During the examination the Optometrist will determine the general condition of your eyes. A full range of tests and procedures will be carried out which will include:

The examination of both the interior and exterior of the eye and the lidsIf you are over the age of 40 the pressure inside the eye will be examined.
Where necessary your field of vision will be checked:
  • Your standard of vision both without spectacles and with any existing spectacles will be measured
  • Using a combination of instruments and lenses we will determine if an optical prescription is required
  • This result will be refined by asking you which lenses give you the best standard of vision
  • The way in which your eyes work together will be assessed The option of Ocular Coherence Tomography to accurately record and measure the critical back retina area (£10 surcharge applicable) This is the most technically advanced scan to date. Lee Gilbert says" I recommend this to all patients over 40 or where thee is a need to accurately record the retinal area for possible changes- especially with conditions such as glaucoma AMD and diabetes."
At the end of the examination when all the relevant tests have been completed the Optometrist will: -

  • Explain the results of the examination and advise you on whether or not a new or changed prescription is required.
  • Advise you on appropriate spectacle and contact lenses for your individual requirements
  • Recommend when you should have your next examination
  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Issue you with a prescription for spectacles if these are required.
Our professional care does not finish at the end of the eye examination

Following your eye examination one of our Dispensing Opticians will advise you on the various ways we can satisfy your optical requirements according to you lifestyle. This will include, not only, differing designs of spectacle lenses and frames but also contact lenses and sunglasses, We are here to help'style' frames for you

If at any time you have concerns about your eyes or your vision our professional staff will be pleased to give you the appropriate advice and help