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Because every individual’s needs are different… The eye examination is the cornerstone of the service we provide. There are many different ways in which to assess eyesight, I select the most appropriate to the individual using the latest technology.
Your eyesight is a precious sense, so it is very important that you have regular eye examinations, at least every two years, whether you feel you need spectacles or not.
There are three key stages to the eye examination:
1. Vision tests: to determine your visual capabilities and measure your prescription.
- Visual acuity
- Subjective refraction
- Reading addition
2. Eye movement tests: to check how well your 12 eye muscles are really working.
3. Eye health tests: to check for signs of eye disease and some general health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
- Visual field examination
- Retinal screening photography
What to do if you feel something wrong with your eyes
If you are concerned that you may have something wrong with your eyesight, either one of the conditions covered here or any other concerns, you should make an appointment to see us to have your eye examined.
If you injure your eye or suffer severe pain, you should go to your nearest ophthalmic clinic or accident and emergency department as soon as possible. A regular eye health check can also pick up problems with your general health as well as that related to your vision.