Eye Examination

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    Private Examination

    Our comprehensive 40 minute eye examination is tailor-made depending on your needs and the equipment we use.

    As well as an eye health check, a sight test can detect signs of underlying general health conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

    The private examination fees are listed below

    Prab Boparai BSc(Hons) MCOptom Dip ScV :

    • Private Eye Examination £35
    • Private Extended Eye Examination £60 (inc. Digital Retinal Photography)

    Aemman Alam BSc(Hons) MCOptom:

    • Private Eye Examination £25

     


    NHS Examination

    You qualify for a FREE NHS funded sight test if you are:

    • Aged under 16
    • Aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full time education
    • Aged 60 or over
    • Diagnosed with Diabetes or Glaucoma
    • Considered to be at risk of Glaucoma (as advised by an Ophthalmologist)
    • Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister or child of a person diagnosed with Glaucoma
    • Registered blind or partially sighted
    • Eligible for a NHS Complex Lens Voucher (you optician will advise you on your entitlement)
    • Claiming or partner claiming one of the following benefits:
      • Income support
      •  Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
      •  Income-Based Employment and Support Allowance
      •  Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
      •  Tax Credit with Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
    • Named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) Certificate
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    You qualify for an NHS optical voucher if you are:

    • Aged under 16
    • Aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full time education
    • Eligible for a NHS Complex Lens Voucher (you optician will advise you on your entitlement)
    • Claiming or partner claiming one of the following benefits:
      • Income support
      • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
      • Income-Based Employment and Support Allowance
      • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
      • Tax Credit with Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
    • Named on a valid HC2 (full help)or HC3 (partial help) Certificate
    • A prisoner on leave from prison

     

    You have the choice for which Optometrist you would prefer to see included with in the NHS Eye Examination fee.

    If you are unsure if you qualify for a free eye test then please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help check if you are eligible.

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    Your Eye Examination

    There is a lot involved when carrying out an Eye Examination, we usually have a routine we follow to allow the best experience for our patients

    History & Symptoms

    We will being with asking detailed questions about your eyesight, lifestyle, health and any previous eye problems you or family members may have had.

    If you have come in regarding a concern with your eyes with will probe further into our questioning to get an accurate account of your symptoms

    You should bring a list of any medication you take, along with your glasses if you use them, or a previous glasses prescription.

    Eye Sight Test

    The next part of the examination involves checking what you can see – close up and in the distance – usually using special charts of symbols or letters with & without your glasses. We will then work out whether you need glasses or a change of prescription with a series of tests using different lenses. This will also involve simple questions and you should try to answer these as accurately and honestly as you can. There are no right or wrong answers, so don’t worry.

    For those who are unable to answer these questions, there are other ways of working out a glasses prescription. This is particularly useful for young children or those with learning difficulties or special educational needs.

    We will also carry out tests on your eye muscles to check how your eyes are working & moving together. At this stage we may carry out extra tests tailored to you & your concerns.

     

    Eye Health Check

    We will then examine the inside and outside of your eyes with different equipment under different light and magnification levels. We will tell you if there are any signs of disease or injury. . Occasionally we may need to put drops in your eyes to get a better view of the back of your eye but we will always explain this before doing so.

    Sometimes it may be necessary to check your peripheral (or side) vision using a special instrument. This tests for certain conditions of the eyes or the visual parts of your brain.

    You may also need an eye-pressure test, which is one of the procedures used to detect glaucoma.

     

    Advice

    At the end there will be time to talk through the results of your sight test and ask questions. We will advise you if you need glasses and make recommendations about the type. We will also tell you if we find any problems with your eyes. If there is something which needs further medical checks, we will write to your doctor or the eye hospital for you.

    We will give you a written statement of your results which includes your glasses prescription if you need one. We will also tell you how often you should go for a sight test. We are also able to tell you about how to keep your eyes healthy.

    So don’t forget the importance of a sight test for you and your family!

     

    We can do the following:

    • Pick up any signs of eye disease – this is usually easier to deal with if found early
    • Check your sight and make it clearer or more comfortable to see
    • Check for signs of underlying general health conditions that sometimes show in the eyes
    • Answer questions and give advice about your eye health and vision
    • Keep you informed about new products or services that can help you

     

    Ocular Examination Tests

    A list of the extra tests we feel you may require are:

    • Oculomotor Balance
    • Pupillary Reflexes
    • Ocular Motility
    • Accommodation
    • Near Point of Convergence
    • Amsler Chart for Macular disease
    • Colour Vision
    • Stereopsis
    • Slit Lamp Examination
    • Tonometry for Glaucoma Screening
    • Keratometry
    • Visual Field Testing

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    Our Equipment

    We have invested in the latest hi-tech equipment and software within our consulting room. These include the following:

     

    Auto-refractor

    An Auto-refractor is a machine used to quickly measure a person’s refractive error and prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. This is achieved by measuring how light is changed as it bounces off the back of a person’s eye. The automated refraction technique is quick, simple and painless. The patient takes a seat and places their chin on a rest. Using one eye, they look into the machine at a picture of a balloon. The picture moves in and out of focus as the machine takes readings to determine when the image is on the retina. Several readings are taken which the machine averages to form a prescription. No feedback is required from the patient during this process.

     

    Keratometer

    The keratometer is used to determine the shape of the cornea. It does this by looking at the reflection of light off of the cornea at sixteen different points. These measurements are used to diagnose conditions such as astigmatism , Keratoconus, corneal scarring and corneal distortion. A keratometer is commonly used to fit contact lenses as well.

     

    Retinal camera

    This technology allows us to capture real time colour images of the front &  the back of the eye and the surrounding structures. These high resolution digital images can then be enlarged or enhanced to better diagnose and document the treatment of such conditions as Corneal Ulcers, Cataracts Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration & Glaucoma.

     

     Visual fields analyser

    The visual fields analyser is used to test your peripheral and central vision, what we call fields. This automated projection perimeter shines a spot of light onto the back of the eye at predetermined locations and intensities. You are asked to press a button when you see the stimulus. Your responses are analyzed statistically and compared with a database of people your age, both with and without various conditions.
    Besides Glaucoma, numerous conditions such as stroke, other vascular problems, and many neurological conditions can be quickly assessed through Visual Field Testing. Retinal disorders such as Retinitis Pigmentosa  and Retinal Detachment can also be diagnosed and monitored by this technology.

     

    Non contact tonometer

    A tonometer is used to measure the pressure of the eye. This painless test is one of five we use to help detect the different types of Glaucoma.

    The small puff of air acts like a thumb when you press it into a ball to see how full it is. If the eyeball is firm, it has higher pressure, and if it is soft, then the pressure is lower.

     

    Pupillometer

    A pupilometer is an instrument which measures the distance between the center of the bridge of your nose and the center of each pupil.  This is important to know for two reasons. First, it tells us where to position the instruments when we are checking your binocular vision.  If the instruments are misaligned, the results will be wrong which will result in an unsatisfactory set of glasses.  Secondly, if the lenses of the glasses are not aligned correctly, it will result in headaches and glasses that don’t work the way they should.  This is especially true in the new progressive or free form design lenses that have become available recently.

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