INTRODUCTION

The eye examination does much more than just test your vision. In fact, your eyes can be the portals of your overall health. Many diseases show early signs in the eyes, including cardiovascular health and diabetes. Following your eye examination, the optometrist will advise you of your own specific requirements.

OUR PROCESS

Our eye examination will include:

1 – Comprehensive history taken

2 – Anterior eye and cornea examination

3 – Eye coordination and muscle balance test

4 -Peripheral & central vision field assessment

5 -Refractive error: longsighted, short sighted or astigmatism

6 – Slit lamp exam to detect diseases & assess the retina, optic nerve and blood vessels

7 – Measure the pressure in your eyes

8 – Dilation of the pupils where required

9 – Personal Advice for spectacles and eye health

HOW OFTEN DO YOU REQUIRE AN EYE TEST?

 

Eye examinations are FREE to everyone in Scotland under the NHS. We recommend patients take regular eye examinations every one to two years, and especially if you are:

  • Age 60+
  • Diabetic
  • From a family with a history of glaucoma or other eye conditons.

Regular eye examinations are fundamental to the health of your eyes.

This allows for early detection of cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration, maintaining your eyesight for the future