Eye Examinations - an eye exam is a good health check
We rely on our eyesight in almost every aspect of our daily lives.
It is not always apparent when our eyes are unhealthy, usually there is no pain and any loss of vision is often gradual.
Without a doubt the most important part of the eye exam is to check the health of your eyes. Conditions such as diabetes, raised cholesterol or high blood pressure can sometimes be detected by examining the eyes.
We can determine whether you are seeing at your best and whether spectacles could improve your vision.
After the Examination
By the end of the eye examination your optometrist will have a detailed knowledge of your eyes and visual requirements.
The results will be explained, and you will be advised when your next eye examination should be.
If you require glasses, one of our qualified dispensing opticians will be happy to show you our large collection of frames.
They can discuss the latest lens innovations available, designed to give you the clearest and most comfortable vision whatever your visual requirements.
We normally recommend eye examinations every two years.
Children under 16 and those over 70 years of age need to be seen annually.
Children under 16 who wear spectacles are usually examined every 6 months.
Your optometrist may advise more regular eye examinations depending on your medical and family history and eye health.
If you experience a sudden loss of vision, flashing lights, floaters, severe pain or redness you should consult an optician or doctor immediately or attend an accident and emergency department.
Free retinal photography
At Onlookers, in order to offer our patients the best quality eye care possible, we invest heavily in state of the art equipment.
A digital camera system allows us to look in great detail at the health of the inner eye and record the images to make comparisons and monitor any changes in the eye as we follow your health in subsequent years.
This service is provided free of charge when required and is carried out by the optometrist.