YOUR EYE EXAMINATION APPOINTMENT
A typical eye examination lasts around 30 minutes. It may take longer if there are complicated conditions to address.
We prioritise patient comfort and care, so examinations are conducted in spacious, air-conditioned consulting rooms offering complete privacy. Our highly trained optometrists use the latest technology, with each room boasting its own equipment. This means the examination is largely conducted in the same room.
HERE'S WHAT WE LOOK AT
- Any symptoms, concerns and history
- How well the eyes work together
- Front of eye health
- Corneal mapping
- Inside eye health
- Eye pressure
3D retinal scans and visual fields tests, which are often used to support the core eye examination, are also undertaken in a dedicated, private space. These tests take around 15 minutes. Please bring your current glasses, and any old spare pairs, with you to your appointment. For contact lens wearers, it’s really helpful if you can come in wearing your lenses and bring a sample of the packaging so we know exactly what you are using. If you have a copy (and you are a new patient), your current prescription would also be helpful.
If you have been referred by a eye surgeon, GP or hospital, you will need to bring the referral letter or other references provided by them. We are directly contracted to a number of private medical insurance companies who directly reimburse us, including Aviva, Cigna and BUPA.
WHAT CAN YOU SEE WITH OCT?
An OCT (optical coherence tomography) scan is similar to an MRI or CT scan for the eye. It allows us to view, sometimes for the first time, issues within your eye that couldn't easily be seen before such as, glaucoma, diabetes and age related macula degeneration. Damage to the retina can lead to visual impairment or even blindness.
Using OCT we can pick up any problems at a much earlier stage, usually allowing you better treatment options and a better visual outcome.
For the most advanced and comprehensive examination - choose our eye care plan...
Annual enhanced eye examination, including:
OCT laser retinal scan
Full visual fields
25% off prescription spectacles
25% off prescription sunglasses
£9.50 per month, or £7.50 if entitled to NHS contribution.
All of these specialist investigations are included in your enhanced eye examination...
To find out more about our eyecare plan, please contact a member of our friendly team.