We can’t stress the importance of having regular eye exams enough. They play the most crucial role in ensuring your vision and eye health are the best they can be. We offer a private enhanced eye exam as standard, which includes an Optomap scan.
This appointment lasts around 50 minutes and allows us to gain a more in-depth view of your eye health, as well as assessing your vision, allowing us to provide the most comprehensive eyecare and provide accurate findings and solutions for you.
Please note that this differs to the NHS sight test, which doesn’t include the Optomap scan.
What to expect in your enhanced eye exam
We understand that an enhanced eye exam may be new to some of you. All parts of the exam will be explained as they’re carried out so that you know exactly what’s happening. For your peace of mind, we’ll first talk you through your medical history to help us form a general overview of your vision and eye health.
We’ll then go on to carry out the usual tests, which include measuring your prescription and visual acuity, checking your internal eye pressure, visual fields testing to check your peripheral vision and a binocular assessment to see how well your eyes are working together.
Our enhanced eye exams also include an Optomap scan. This highly advanced retinal imaging device is non-invasive, taking a 200° panoramic image of the back of your eye within seconds to give our optometrists a highly detailed view of areas that would not usually be visible with traditional retinal imaging.
This means we will be able to examine and detect any changes or early signs of eye diseases with unparalleled accuracy, so we can recommend the most appropriate treatment for you straight away, to prevent further deterioration, or even vision loss.
Following your enhanced eye exam, your optometrist will go over any vision changes too, and if vision correction is necessary, our friendly team will be more than happy to help you choose new glasses or discuss contact lens options.
How often should you get your eyes checked?
Even if you think your vision is perfect or that your eyes aren’t causing you any trouble, attending regular eye exams is still important. Many eye conditions begin without any noticeable symptoms and so eye exams can help with early detection.
We recommend adults get an eye exam every two years while children under 16 should usually be seen once a year. However, if you have a specific eye condition, such as diabetes or glaucoma, or if you’re over 60 years old, you may be asked to come in every year for a check-up. After assessing your eyes, your optometrist will advise you how often you need to come, based on your individual eyecare needs.
We look forward to seeing you for your enhanced eye examination – feel free to book yours in now with our friendly team for your peace of mind.