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Our Eye Exams are tailored-made to each individual. Worried about some aspect of your eye health?
We’ll explain everything in clear English and put your mind at rest. What’s more, we understand it can be confusing to choose the right lenses, so we take our time. Rest assured, you will not be rushed.
EYE HEALTH: YOUR EYE EXAM
Your eye health is important to us. At Optical People, our eye exams are tailored to each individual, and carried out by experts. We’ll explain everything clearly and put your mind at rest.
What’s more, we understand it can be confusing to choose the right lenses, so we take our time. Rest assured, you will not be rushed.
We rely on our sight in all aspects of daily life and therefore an eye examination is essential to monitor eye health and maintain the best vision possible.
At Optical People, your eye exam is specialised by using the latest technology and equipment, as our experts provide the most thorough eye examinations. Having your eyes tested regularly not only helps to look after your vision and eye health, but is also a window to your overall general health. An eye test can also give an early indication of conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, along with a wide range of other conditions.
Even if you feel your eyes are perfectly healthy, it is still recommended you have an eye exam at least every two years so we can explain the changes to you and advise you on your eye health.
What happens at an eye exam?
Before being seen by our expert optometrists, some preliminary checks are undertaken, all of which are quick and pain-free:
- Digital retinal photographs are taken of your eyes, to for us to monitor the health of your eyes and look out for any changes
- Eye pressure checks blow a small puff of air on the front of your eye, which can help identify early signs of glaucoma
- Visual fields screening takes place on our compact, state of the art equipment. This can not only help identify early signs of glaucoma, but can also aid in detection of other conditions such as stroke.
In the consulting room
- During your eye exam, you will be seen by one of our expert optometrists, where you will spend up to 30 minutes where various aspects of your vision and eye health are looked at
- Your ability to see at distance range and close ranges are examined
- The health of your eyes are examined, looking out for conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, macular degeneration and cataract, all of which become more prevalent with age. In children, are examinations are also particularly important, to look out for signs of a squint- or a “lazy eye” which can be treated if detected early.
- You will be advised of your suitability for contact lenses, spectacles, or specialist lenses if required. All advice is tailored to your personal requirements.
If you require glasses, a member of our expert optical team will help you choose your personal lenses and frames, best suited for you.
Good vision is essential in childhood development and regular eye examinations are the key to good vision.
Research has shown that one in five school children have an undetected eye problem. As 80% of a child’s learning occurs visually, many children cannot see well enough to reach their full potential or enjoy everyday childhood activities as much as they could.
A child may not realise if their vision is not clear – they assume the way they see is normal. Therefore regular eye examinations are advised by the NHS for all children under the age of 16 at least once a year.
As part of our commitment to provide you with the very highest standard of eye care we include Retinal imaging as standard in our comprehensive eye examinations.
A state of the art Digital retinal camera is used to capture photographic images of the back of your eyes. The optometrist takes time to show and explain the images taken of the back of your eyes to you as we feel this will give you a better understanding of the health of your eyes.
The images taken are stored and can be recalled, therefore enabling the optometrist to compare these from one visit to the next, allowing even the most subtle changes to be detected aiding in early diagnosis.
At our practice, we often come across patients with ocular hyperaemia (red eye), discharge and discomfort. This is primarily managed with ocular lubricants, over-the-counter remedies and remedial eyelid hygiene. For patients who are not entitled to exemptions from NHS charges, we can prescribe ointments and eye drops via signed orders.
We find that the majority problems leading to red eyes are not from infections, but often allergic/seasonal conjunctivitis which would not benefit from antibiotic medication.
It may be that your case requires urgent intervention and so we ensure to see red eye patients as soon as possible upon arrival to the practice.
We are happy to discuss and advise the most suitable lens required for your life style and individual visual requirements. There being so many lens combinations now available, we feel that our expert advice can help you make the correct choice for your needs within your budget.
We can also demonstrate using a computer software programme the appearance of your finished lenses in your individual prescription once the frame has been chosen and a few measurements have been taken. This is particularly useful for higher optical prescriptions where thinner lenses would be advised to reduce the thickness and weight.
Whilst we all love the sunshine, its UV rays can be harmful to our eyes and skin. As the prime function of sunglasses is to protect your eyes from exposure to this radiation, all our sunglasses include 100% UVA/UVB protection, as standard.
If you already wear spectacles, your Optical People sunglasses can be made to your prescription with single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses and can also be made thinner for those high optical prescriptions.
We understand that different lifestyles and sunlight conditions often call for different types of sunglasses, including mirrored or polarised lenses. This is why we advise and recommend the best style and lens options to suit your lifestyle, ensuring your eyes receive the best possible protection, whilst still looking great.
Discover the freedom of wearing contact lenses. At Optical People, our contact lens experts will discuss the various options for you, most suitable for your requirements. What’s more, at Optical People, we want to make sure you’re completely happy with your contact lenses before purchasing them, which is why we offer you a FREE CONTACT LENS TRIAL so you can decide what feels best for you!
For your FREE contact lens trial and assessment, call us or request an appointment online.
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