Eye Examination Procedure

Health Check

[1] You will be asked questions to review your health and family medical history, such as current health issues or medication that you are taking.

[2] As part of the examination, an ophthalmoscope will be used to shine a light into your eye, allowing your optometrist to examine the health of the eye, inside and out. A portable hand held slit lamp biomicroscope will also be used to provide a higher magnification of the eye.

[3] A retinoscope will be used, which will give an indication of what kind of prescription you may need.

[4] A tonometer will be used to measure the eye pressure (this is sometimes known as the ‘puff of air’ test and is used to assess for the presence of glaucoma.

 

Vision Test

[1] To optimally test your vision a computerised Letter Chart test is used and your optometrist will show you a range of lenses, which will help determine the correct prescription for you.

*If during your examination you are found to have an eye condition that may need further investigation, this will be discussed with you, your family or carer and then with your consent, you may be referred to an eye specialist, who can confirm the diagnosis and plan your treatment.

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Aftercare


Your personal satisfaction with our service is of utmost importance to us. For peace of mind, we provide a full 12 month aftercare service including any repairs and adjustments, for you and your new glasses. Therefore if any adjustments or repairs are required all you need to do is contact us on 01484 301372 and we will come out to you at a time that best suits you.

NHS Entitlement

In England, you qualify for a free NHS eye examination if you are:

60 or over
Under 16, or aged under 19 and in full-time education
Registered blind (severely sight impaired) or partially sighted (sight impaired)
Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
40 or over and you are the close relative of someone with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of it
Eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher.

You are also entitled to a free NHS eye examination if:

You receive a means-tested benefit (specifically Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, or Universal Credit)
You are entitled to, or named on, either a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate or a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2).

Help with cost of spectacles:

Across the UK, you can get NHS vouchers that can be used towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses, if you:

Are aged under 16, or aged under 19 and in full-time education
Or are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher (we will advise you about this)
Receive a means-tested benefit (specifically Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, or Universal Credit)
Are entitled to, or named on, either a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate or a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2). People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

Millions of people in the UK do not take advantage of free eye tests. Eye tests can identify eye conditions, which if left untreated may have detrimental impact on your health and independence. If you are unable to leave your home because of illness or disability, we will come to you so that you can have your free NHS eye test at home.

Should you have any questions about your NHS entitlement, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01484 301372. We will be happy to help.

Spectacle Dispensing

Following your eye examination, if spectacles or contact lenses are required, we will help you determine which frames and lenses are most suitable for your face shape and lifestyle. We have a wide selection of frames to choose from including low-priced glasses, modern lightweight frames and designer eyewear that we are able to offer at very affordable prices. If your spectacles cost more than your NHS optical voucher is worth, you will be required to make up the difference.
We also have many corrective lens options, including bifocals, modern progressive power lenses (varifocals), photochromic (‘Transitions’ lenses that darken on exposure to specific types of light, such as UV), and ultra thin designs.

Once the spectacles have been made up to your personal specification, they will be delivered directly to your home where we will adjust the frames to ensure they fit well.