Eye Examination

We are extremely passionate about delivering advanced eyecare at our practice in Littleover.

Our examination typically lasts about 60 minutes for adults and 30 minutes for children. This is more time than most “high street" practices will be able to spend with you.

It is a key part of our practice values to give you the time you need and so we have made this possible by ensuring we provide ample consultation time with your Optometrist and dedicated time and space to carefully select your eyewear too.

We love being able to be really listen to you and collaborate with you when it comes to your eyecare and eyewear and have the luxury of time and a professional team to allow this to be a reality when you visit us.

What's included in an eye test?

Davina and Fiona are two of our experienced optometrists and have been with the practice for many years and between them have over 30 years of experience.

Each adult examination test will typically last 60 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 eyes
  • Interocular pressure measurement
  • Advice and issuing of spectacle prescription
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Book online or via the phone with one of our experienced specialists. All eye examinations are carried out with the highest hygiene standards to keep you and our team safe.

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Are you having your eyes tested regularly enough?

Even if you are not experiencing any difficulties or changes in vision, because our sight and eyes evolve as we grow, we advise regular eye examinations to all of our patients, including children.

National guidelines recommended the following frequency for eye examinations.

At Richard Petrie Optometrists we include annual examinations for all adult RP4 members but you are always covered for any emergency appointments for peace of mind.

For our younger patients they are typically seen annually too, but this can sometimes be more frequent depending on their results after seeing the Optometrist.

Under 16s
16 – 69

1 year
2 years
1 year

40+ w/ direct relative with glucoma

1 year
2 years
1 year

Eyecare for children

With many of us who work in the practice being parents ourselves, we know that looking after children's development in all aspects, including their vision is vital for them to thrive, learn and enjoy life.

We’re always happy to welcome children into the practice, whether it’s for a routine eye test, to try new sunglasses or even to give them one-on-one tutorials on how to use contact lenses! If you are an adult member on RP4 Classic or RP4 Extra you can nominate one under 18 child to enjoy complimentary eyecare from us. If your child moves on to require glasses they would need to join their own plan…under 5's receive complimentary eyecare with us at Richard Petrie Optometrists.

We encourage regular check-ups and all of our eyecare plans include at least annual appointments, more frequent where required.

Children’s vision screening in Derbyshire County has unfortunately been decommissioned meaning that in the reception year at school, there has been no vision screening for 2 years. This screening was very good at picking up early or subtle problems that require intervention.

The team at Richard Petrie are specialised in children's eye examinations and care as well as delivering “myopia management" options.

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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