The eye test not only provides an accurate assessment of how well you can see, but also gives us an indication of the general health of your eyes.
It can also result in identifying eye problems including diabetes and high blood pressure, for this reason it is recommended to have an eye test every two years, whether you wear spectacles or not.
Each test is tailored to the needs and concerns of the individual. A full eye test includes looking into the following.
Any symptoms you may be experiencing
Your distance and near vision
The muscles attached to the outside of your eye
Your focusing ability
Your eye health
Your central and peripheral vision
The pressure in your eyes if required
Any prescription that may or may not need correction
At the end of your eye test the optometrist will fully discuss the results and give you appropriate advice. This may include the options for vision correction and information on maintaining the health of your eyes.
The length of your visit will vary depending on your age, whether dilating drops are required and whether any other tests (peripheral vision, retinal photographs) are required. Whatever time is taken we will provide a comprehensive eye examination, focused on your eye health.