Having Your Eyes Examined

Our highly trained optometrists are dedicated to providing the highest standards of professional care. We allow 40 minutes for our eye examinations so that we have plenty of time to make a thorough check on your eyesight and on the health of your eyes.

Private eye examination fee – £26.00.

Many people are entitled to an NHS sight test. Please check NHS Entitlement to see details.

At Newsom & Davies Opticians all our eye examination, NHS and Private, include advanced digital retinal scanning at no extra charge.

We have invested in the latest digital retinal scanning technology, optomap® using our Optos Daytona and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to give you the most advanced eye examination available.

 

Reasons why regular eye examinations are important;

  • An eye examination can pick up any signs of eye disease – this is usually easier to deal with if found early
  • Your sight will be checked and made clearer or more comfortable
  • An eye examination checks for signs of underlying general health conditions that sometimes show in the eyes

 

What to expect

As part of your eye examination we will check what you can see close up and in the distance usually using special charts of symbols or letters. We will then work out whether you need glasses or a change of prescription with a series of tests using different lenses. This will also involve simple questions and you should try to answer these as accurately and honestly as you can. There are no right or wrong answers, so don’t worry.

For those who are unable to answer these questions, there are other ways of working out a glasses prescription. This is particularly useful for young children or those with learning difficulties or special educational needs. We will also carry out tests on your eye muscles to check how your eyes are working together.

We will ask detailed questions about your eyesight, lifestyle, health and any previous eye problems you or family members may have had. You should bring a list of any medication you take, along with your glasses if you use them, or a previous glasses prescription.

We will examine the inside and outside of your eyes. We will tell you if there are any signs of disease or injury.  Our OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) and Optos Daytona machines give us information about the layers of your retina and the far periphery of your eyes that cannot be seen using standard instruments.

Occasionally our optometrists will need to put drops in your eyes to get a better view of the back of your eye but they will explain this before doing so.

Sometimes it may be necessary to check your peripheral (or side) vision using a special instrument. This tests for certain conditions of the eyes or the visual parts of your brain. You may also need an eye-pressure test, which is one of the procedures used to detect glaucoma.

There will be time to talk through the results of your sight test and ask questions. Our optometrists will advise you if you need glasses and make recommendations about the type. They will also tell you if they find any problems with your eyes. If there is something which needs further medical checks, the optometrist will write to your doctor or the eye hospital for you. They will give you a written statement of your results which includes your glasses prescription if you need one. They will also tell you how often you should come for a sight test.

Our highly trained optometrists are dedicated to providing the highest standards of professional care. We allow 40 minutes for our eye examinations so that we have plenty of time to make a thorough check on your eyesight and on the health of your eyes.

Private eye examination fee – £26.00.

Many people are entitled to an NHS sight test. Please check NHS Entitlement to see details.

At Newsom & Davies Opticians all our eye examination, NHS and Private, include advanced digital retinal scanning at no extra charge.