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Eye Examinations

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  • All patients/clients are greeted on arrival for their appointment and put at ease
  • During the examination the patient/client is asked various questions about their medication, general health, previous spectacles, hobbies, family history of general and ocular conditions and their own eye sight
  • This is then followed through with checks to assess the muscle balance, ocular health, ocular pressure and fields checked before making any recommendations

How to book an appointment

You could phone us or you can always come in to the practice during our opening hours. We will book an appointment at your earliest convenience.

NHS sight tests

You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if:

  • you’re under 16
  • you’re under 19 and in full-time education
  • you’re 60 or over
  • you’re registered as blind or partially sighted
  • you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • you’re 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • you’ve been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
  • you’re a prisoner on leave from prison
  • you're eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher - your optometrist (optician) can advise you about your entitlement

You’re also entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:

  • receive Income Support *
  • receive Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not Contribution-based) *
  • receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit *
  • receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based) *
  • are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate *
  • are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2) *

If you’re named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3), you may get some help towards the cost of your sight test.

* Please bring latest proof of respective claims to all eye examinations

The NHS has recently issued guidelines as to how often, in the normal course of events, people are entitled to have an NHS sight test.

These guidelines are listed below:

Children under 16 years old, in the absence of any binocular vision anomaly 1 year
Children under 7 years with binocular vision anomaly or corrected refractive error 6 months
Children aged 7-16 years with rapidly progressing myopia (short sight) 6 months
Patients 16-70 years old 2 years
Patients over 70 years old 1 year
Patents over 40 with a family history of glaucoma, or with aocular hypertension and not in a monitoring scheme 1 year
Diabetic patients 1 year

Private sight tests

Patients not entitled to NHS treatement can be seen privately for eye examinations to supply spectacles, contact lenses and low visual aids.