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 60 minutes – this includes your pre – screening.
Here’s what you can expect from an appointment with us.
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Our Diagnostic Suite with our optical assistants
Before you see Davina or Fiona for your eye examination, a trained member of the team will guide you through the process to gather details about the health of your eyes.
Using advanced technology and expertise and experience, we will take 3D-OCT scans and images as well as ultra-wide field images using the newest addition to the diagnostic suite, our Optomap.
Your field of vision will also be checked using the visual field screener.
From mid October, for those where who qualify, a complimentary hearing screening will also be conducted at this part of your visit to us. We look forward to being able to share more details about this nearer to the time.
OCT and Optomap interpretation and overview with Davina or Fiona, our Optometrists
We encourage all of our patients to have regular OCT scans. The scans show us in detail what your eyes are like now and help us to spot any changes in the future, this is particularly useful for patients worried about Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, and ‘flashes and floaters’. We also recommend the OCT for those with Diabetes or people who have close relatives with Glaucoma. Davina and Fiona will go through the images from the OCT with you in more detail.
The Optomap has been a welcome addition and wonderful technology to further enhance the ability of our Optometrists in being able to see even more retinal tissue and detail than ever.
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 where they will ask you about any symptoms you may have, take down history of your health and any additional information about your occupation or hobbies. You will then start your eye examination which includes; checking your vision on the Thomson Test Chart 2000 verifying your prescription and recommending glasses if needed, finally you will have another check of the front of the eye followed by tonometry to check the pressure of your eye.
We will ask detailed lifestyle questions about how your eyes are used at home or work as well as any interests or activities. This helps us to be able to tailor our recommendations to you as best as we can.
Choosing Your Glasses with our Dispensing staff, the lens and frame experts
If you require new glasses, we will help you choose new frames.
Every few months we get brand new stock of our 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 machine to take detailed measurements to make your glasses accurately and specific to you.
We work closely with our frame suppliers to give you the latest selection of styles, shapes and colours as well as holding current models that we can guarantee. We update our frame ranges regularly so will always find new styles each time you visit, our new Eco-range is now in stock and made sustainably from recycled plastics.
Collecting Your New Glasses
Once your glasses have arrived and we have checked them over we then like to book you a collection appointment with the same person who helped you choose your glasses. They will make sure your glasses are fitting correctly and that you are happy with your vision through them. We are more than happy for you to come back in for adjustments if your glasses aren’t fitting right.