Keep your eyes in the best of health with regular check-ups
Your eye examination will usually last about half an hour, but there’s no such thing as a typical appointment. We shape our investigations depending on you and your needs, which often means they can go on for longer. Our optometrist handles every stage of the examination so you can be sure you’re receiving expert care every step of the way.
Checking how well you can see remains an important part of our work. If your vision could be improved with glasses or contact lenses we’ll discuss your options and what might work best for you. The recommendations we give you will take into account factors such as your working environment, lifestyle and any leisure activities you have.
Importantly, we also carry out tests which help us detect early signs of serious eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. These diseases all have the potential to do serious damage to your eyesight and some can even cause blindness. Early detection is a key part of preventing damage to your vision.
Aside from using our retinal imaging camera, we also test your binocular vision – that’s how well your eyes work together – check your peripheral vision and measure the pressure inside your eyeballs, known as intraocular pressure. We make sure we explain all the results and you will always have an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have during the eye examination.
We recommend that anyone aged between 16 and 69 has an eye examination at least every two years. If you’re younger, older or have a history of serious eye disease(s) in your family it is best you come and see us every year. Remember, the earliest signs of vision problems and eye disease are almost impossible to detect without our sensitive machines.