The eye examination is an important health check. It identifies whether your eyesight needs correcting, as well as identifying any possible underlying health problems, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
The eye is widely regarded as the ‘window to your body’ for this reason. Your eyes are also examined externally and internally for any eye disease. Our Optometrists can refer any patient with a cataract, which needs medical attention, directly to the hospital’s waiting list, therefore, reducing waiting times.
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. We will then test visual acuities, muscle balance, pupil reactions, intraocular pressures and obtain your most up to date prescription for your eyes. Additional tests may be required, such as a visual field test. Unless advised otherwise, most people should have an eye examination every 2 years.
Mrs Claire Parker is the main Optometrist who performs the majority of eye examination along with contact lens assessments and fittings. Mrs Parker is also 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.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to book an eye examination appointment.