Whether you have recently been to the opticians, or perhaps haven’t had an eye exam in a little while, you will probably be familiar with the many tests that are routinely carried out at every appointment.
You will be asked to complete a series of simple tests (which should around 20-30 minutes, but can be longer if we feel it’s necessary) which are all designed to measure certain things, including your visual acuity (how well you can see), and the health of the inside of your eyes using our state-of-the-art testing equipment, including retinal cameras, visual field equipment and tonometers which allows us to thoroughly examine your eyes and provide you with accurate results.
But eye examinations are about more than just your vision!
Looking at the back of your eye as well can display tiny but extremely important early warning signs of a variety of eye conditions including glaucoma and macular degeneration, as well as general health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes and even heart disease. Often these changes are evident in your eyes long before any other symptoms begin to show – so it’s essential we monitor the internal structures of your eyes regularly too.
Once your eye test is complete, your optician will discuss any findings with you. If your prescription has changed, you will have the opportunity to browse our collection of frames or discuss the option of contact lenses if you would prefer. At least one of our frame & lens specialists will always be on hand to offer advice about the different options you may want to consider.