Eye Examination

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
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • 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 30 to 40 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
  • Eye health – external and internal
  • Obtain your most up to date prescription for your eyes
  • Advice given on eye health and spectacle lens recommendation to suit your lifestyle
  • Additional tests may be required, such as a visual field test.
  • Optical Coherence Tomography is available as an additional service

About your Optometrists

Mrs Claire Parker is the main Optometrist who performs the majority of eye examinations along with contact lens assessments and fittings.

Miss Ghazwa Umar and Mr Neel Ruparelia are Optometrists who work alongside Mrs Parker, running clinics on her days off as well as providing holiday cover. They have worked for Parker Optometrists since 2014. They have a keen interest in ‘dry eye’ and run their own dry eye clinics in Norwich.


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.