Eye examinations

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At Richard Petrie Optometrists we offer both Private and NHS eye examinations.

Eye examinations are carried out by either Davina Dosanjh or Fiona Booth, our optometrists.

A standard eye examination for NHS and Private patients at Richard Petrie Optometrists will last approximately 45 minutes and will include:

  • Visual Field Screening
  • Discussion of history and symptoms
  • Vision measurements
  • Ocular movements
  • Assessment of refractive status and visual acuity
  • Binocular vision assessment
  • External and internal examination of the ees
  • Inter ocular pressure measurement
  • Advice and issuing of spectacle prescription

Our Private patients will also have photos taken of the back of the eye or if they choose to have the OCT, 3D scans of the back of the eye. This upgrade is available to NHS patients for an additional cost.

How often should you have your eyes tested?

We would advise a regular eye examination to all our patients, including children, even if you are not experiencing any difficulties or changes in vision.

In accordance with national guidelines, the recommended intervals for an eye examination are:

Under 16 1 year
16-69 2 years
70 and over 1 year
Diabetic 1 year
Glaucoma 2 years
Aged 40 and over with a direct relative with glaucoma 1 year

 

Children's eye examinations in Derby

Children’s eye examinations

We’re happy to look at children’s eyesight at any age if you think there is a problem. Even an infant only a few months old can show some signs of ocular problems and we can at least advise whether you should be seeking further guidance from a specialist or whether you should wait and see how things develop.

Children in South Derbyshire used to be called by the Health Visitors for an eye examination at about three and a half to four years of age, but this service has changed.

Now, children’s vision screening isn’t carried out until their reception year of infant school. You can read about the effects this could have on your child’s vision on our blog.

Alfie, 3, came for his first eye examination with his mum Samantha and she offered to describe the experience from a parent’s perspective so that other mums, dads and carers know what to expect. You can take a look at what she said here.

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