Free NHS eye examinations are available for those who are:
- Under 16 years of age
- Under 19 years of age and in full time education
- Over 60 years of age
- Diabetic or glaucoma sufferers (or glaucoma in the immediate family)
- Receiving certain income based benefits such as income support, working family tax credits etc.
For further information on who qualifies for a free NHS eye examination please contact us and we advise you.
An eye examination serves the dual purpose of defining the prescription needed to correct your vision and checking the health of your eyes.
While both stages require a lot of care and attention, our optometrists take great care with health checks and will always spend time to make sure they have a really good picture of your eyes condition. Your eye examination will normally last around 30 minutes. We will explain our findings to you and advise you of the next course of action.
Should you require a new prescription you will be advised of all the frames, lens, tints and lenses that are available to improve your vision.
Retinal photography a specialized check that is usually the preserve of hospital eye departments, is now available at a small additional charge in the heart of Sudbury. In some instances our optometrist may recommend retinal photography, but it is available to everyone. Please ask for advice when making your appointment.
Retinal photography allows us to analyse your eyes health in great detail
Photos are stored on out computer systems so we can detect any changes the next time you have an eye examination.
Retinal photography is an excellent method of detecting conditions which have a slow onset, such as Glaucoma .