Eye Examination

Why are eye exams important?

Regular eye exams are important for maintaining good eye health, as they can detect and diagnose a wide range of eye conditions and diseases.

An eye exam can detect visual acuity problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, which can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Eye exams can also detect early signs of serious eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration, which can lead to vision loss if left untreated.

How long does the test usually last?

Type of appointmentLength of appointment
Standard private eye exam30 minutes
NHS eye exam30 minutes
Advanced eye exam (OCT Scans)45 minutes
Full fields / OCT Scans15 minutes
Children’s eye exam (New patient)30 minutes
Children’s eye exam (Existing patient)15 minutes
CL check15 minutes
CL annual check60 minutes
Length of appointment may vary depending on conditions or request

What to expect?

We have an OCT machine in all of our branches.

Our eye examinations make use of the latest technology including the latest scanners to measure the optics of your eyes and state of the art visual field scanners which are used to check your peripheral vision. 

The OCT machine provides a stunning 3D image of the inside of the eye, with measurements, which allows us to look beneath the surface of the retina, revealing a level of detail which permits the earliest possible intervention for any problems that might occur, including crucial eye conditions and Glaucoma.

How often should one have an eye examination?

We advise regular eye examinations for everyone including children, even when you are not experiencing any difficulties. In accordance with national guidelines the recommended intervals are set out in the table below:

National Guidelines:

Patient typeHow often?
Aged 15 and belowEvery year
Aged 16 to 69Every 2 years
Aged 70 and aboveEvery year
Patient is DiabeticEvery year
Patient has GlaucomaEvery year
Aged 40 years or over with an immediate relative with GlaucomaEvery year
Please contact us if you have any queries or questions about our eye examination and related issues, we would be most happy to advise you.