Eye Test & Information
Our eye tests are full and comprehensive and are carried out by a fully qualified Optometrist. We will provide you with a copy of your prescription on completion of your test and are always ready to explain the benefits of looking after your eyes. This may either be in the form of optical correction or lifestyle adjustments for a healthier ocular future.
An Eye test can tell you so much. Many systemic problems can present with symptoms and signs that can potentially be picked up by an eye test. Blood pressure and diabetes can present or can show signs with eye problems therefore an eye test is fully recommended.
An Eye examination is a battery of tests performed by an ophthalmologist assessing vision and the ability to focus on and discern objects, as well as other tests and examinations pertaining to the eyes. Health care professionals often recommend that all people should have periodic and thorough eye examinations as part of routine primary care, especially since many eye diseases are asymptomatic.
You may be entitled to a free NHS funded Sight Test if you are :
- Aged under 16
- Aged 16, 17 or 18 in full time education
- Aged 60 or over
- Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
- Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with Glaucoma
- Registered blind or partially sighted
- Eligible for NHS complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on your entitlement)
- Claiming Benefits (Income support, Income-based jobseeker's Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or recieveing Tax Credits
- On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (Full Help) or HC3 (partial help) cerificate
- A prisoner being seen outisde prison