Why have an eye examination?
The eye examination is an important health check – during which your eyes will be examined externally and internally for any eye disease.
An eye examination can identify:
- Eyesight that needs correcting
- High blood pressure
- Other underlying health problems.
The eye is widely regarded as the ‘window to your body’ for these reasons!
Our Optometrists can refer any patient with a cataract, which needs medical attention, directly to the hospital’s waiting list, therefore, reducing waiting times.
What happens during an eye examination?
The eye examination takes between 20 to 30 minutes. It begins with recording any symptoms, personal and family medical history, and medication. The Optometrist will also discuss your lifestyle and visual requirements.
Your eyes will be tested for:
- Visual acuities
- Muscle balance
- Pupil reactions
- Intraocular pressures
- Obtain your most up to date prescription for your eyes
- Additional tests may be required, such as a visual field test.
About your Optometrist
Mrs Claire Parker is the main Optometrist who performs the majority of eye examination along with contact lens assessments and fittings.
Mrs Parker is affiliated to a large refractive laser eye surgery company, whereby she can perform pre and post operative check-ups at the practice, working alongside the Consultant Ophthalmologist who performed the surgery. She can also give advice on laser eye surgery.
Unless advised otherwise, most people should have an eye examination every 2 years.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to book an eye examination appointment.