Appointment Walkthrough - Richard Petrie Optometrists

Appointment Walkthrough

An eye exam with us consists of up to four different stages; this allows us to give you a thorough examination with our top of the range equipment. Each eye examination takes around 45 minutes – this includes your pre – screening. Here’s what you can expect from an appointment with us.

Meet the Team

Meet The Team

The practice wouldn’t be successful without the wonderful staff, all of whom are integral to the smooth running of the business.

Meet the team

Step 1

Our Diagnostic Suite

Before you see Davina or Fiona, one of our trained team members will take OCT photos and 3D scans of the back of your eye (the retina) as well as checking your field of vision.

We have a new addition to our diagnostic suite in 2021, the Optomap, which has now been launched and is included as part of all eye examinations.

The images are pain free and quick to capture giving enhanced analysis of your retinal health.

Step 2

OCT Overview and Optomap interpretation and analysis with Davina or Fiona, our Optometrists

We encourage all of our patients to have regular OCT scans. The scans show accurate details about your eyes and help us to spot any changes in the future. This is particularly useful for patients worried about AMD (age related macula degeneration), glaucoma, and ‘flashes and floaters’. OCT is also a valuable diagnostic tool to examine the retina for those with diabetes or people who have close relatives with glaucoma since subtle changes can be detected and monitored more accurately.

Davina and Fiona will go through the images from the OCT in more detail with you during your consultation.

The Optomap is the newest addition to our diagnostic suite. We are excited to have launched this to all patients this Autumn 2021 and it really compliments the retinal health examination we are able to offer. This fantastic piece of equipment allows us to view up to 200 degrees of the retina compared to about 45 degrees we get with other imaging equipment. This allows us to examine the peripheral retina better than ever without the need to dilate your pupils and the images are captured in moments.

Step 3

Consultation and Eye Exam with Davina or Fiona

After going through the results of your OCT, Davina or Fiona will then start a consultation with you which is when they will ask about any symptoms you may have, take down history of your health and any additional information about your occupation or hobbies. You will then have visual acuity measured which includes; checking your vision on the Thomson Test Chart 2000 and verifying your prescription.

Davina or Fiona will also make recommendations suited to the measurements and outcomes of your consultation.

You will have tonometry performed to check the pressure of your eyes, as well as any other relevant tests and examinations necessary to your needs.

Step 4

Choosing Your Glasses with our Dispensing Team

At the end of your eye examination, you will be handed over to one of our dispensing team by your Optometrist along, with any relevant details about your vision and lifestyle. This will allow our frame and lens experts to help you find the best visual solution with products that are available. As well as discussing lenses, Ruth, Matthew or Joanna will also help you to choose new frames.

Every few weeks we get brand new frames for you to choose from, we will help you choose the best style and shape to suit you! We then use our state of the art Visioffice X machine to take detailed personalised measurements to make your lenses accurately and specific to you.

We are launching a personal eyewear styling service in Autumn 2021 with new unique frame styles and an in depth consultation to discover eyewear you will love.

Step 5

Collecting Your New Glasses

Once your glasses have arrived and we have checked them over, we ask you to book a collection appointment, ideally, with the same person who helped you to choose your glasses.

We want to ensure that your frames are fitting correctly and that you are happy with your vision through them.

We are more than happy for you to come back for adjustments if your glasses aren’t fitting right.

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  • Avatar Vera Allerton ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Would highly recommend Davina and her team they are all very caring, have patience and offer good advice and are exceptional in the service they provide we have been coming here for several years and will continue to do so
  • Avatar alison askey ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    First visit to Richard Petrie Optometrists . I was very impressed with the thorough and professional service I received from Davina and Edward . Everything about the visit was efficient and I would not hesitate to recommend . Thank you … More
  • Avatar Debbie Leafe ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    The team at Richard Petries are always welcoming and friendly. They go above and beyond to help patients and are all so knowledgeable. When choosing my frames they are always really helpful and honest with their feedback. I would highly … More recommend this practice.
  • Avatar Ann Barlow ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Always an excellent experience. Felt totally comfortable with all the provisions in place with regard to the corona virus. Thank you to all the staff for your courtesy and friendliness.
  • Avatar Linda Bunting ★★★★★ a year ago
    Very accommodating and extremely patient with me. Nothing is too much trouble for Davina.
    Thank you
  • Avatar A BC123 ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I came in on the offchance that my glasses could be fixed after I sat on them. Luckily the optician was available to do this right away, and the glasses were fixed within minutes. There is a small charge, but I was happy with the excellent … More service.
  • Avatar Richard & Sue Bryan ★★★★★ a year ago
    First class service, professional and friendly staff. They even, very kindly, delivered my glasses during Covid To save me a visit to the shop.
  • Avatar Drawing with Raya ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great customer experience and highly recommend Davina, she is very knowledgeable and explains everything so eloquently.
    5 star service.
  • Avatar Jill Laban ★★★★★ a year ago
    All the staff made me feel relaxed and comfortable. The opticians took their time to explain the various procedures clearly and the results they found which fortunately, in my case, were good.
    It is also a very clean and 'airy'
    … More environment.
  • Avatar sandie lehal ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great customer experience and highly recommend Davina, she is very knowledgeable and explains everything so eloquently.
    5 star service.
  • Avatar Marco Bimbi ★★★★★ a year ago
    The quality of service is outstanding. The staff makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. Very professional and they really take the time to explain what they are doing and advice you on choosing your lents. I have been having spectacles … More since more than 20 years and I have been in difference practices over the years and surely this is one of the best I ever been perhaps the best one

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