An eye examination is dual purpose. It not only determines if you need spectacles or contact lenses to maximise the clarity of vision but also assesses the health of your eyes.
Not every eye examination is the same. Our highly skilled eye care professionals will tailor the test depending on the individual patient’s requirements. With the aid of our latest diagnostic equipment our optometrists will always spend the time they need to make sure they have a thorough assessment of the condition of your eyes. Your examination will normally last around 45 minutes.
We have invested in a new piece of diagnostic equipment which only used to be found in eye hospitals. Having our brand new Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT for short) means we are able to do a detailed 3D scan of the back of the eye. This combined with retinal photography allows us to analyse the health of the eye in far more detail than just retinal photography alone.
The scans and photographs are saved and compared to future visits allowing us to discern even the smallest of changes. These high-resolution images assist in early detection and monitoring of various diseases which can affect your macula, optic nerve and retina. These include Glaucoma, Diabetes and Macular Degeneration to name a few.
The OCT scans are so important that we include these as part of our comprehensive sight test, covered by our eye care plan. The process is painless, non-invasive and only takes a few minutes.
At the end of the appointment we will explain and discuss our findings with you and advise you of the next course of action. Should you require a new prescription one of our dispensing team will be on hand to offer advice on all of the frames, lenses, tints and coatings that are available to improve your vision.