The NHS Sight Test is the basic test available to eligible NHS patients. The NHS stipulates the minimum standards and tests that should be included in the NHS Sight Test.
If you are entitled to the NHS Sight Test, you can still access the additional benefits included in our Private Enhanced Eye Examination and the fee will be reduced by the amount received from the NHS (ask for details when booking). Our optometrists would always recommend this.
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Regular eye examinations ensure that you have the best level of vision possible. They also give reassurance regarding your ocular health.
Our Enhanced Eye Health Examinations is a comprehensive evaluation of your ocular health lasting approximately 45 minutes.
The Enhanced Eye Health Examination includes
- History and symptom assessment
- refraction – assessment of your prescription
- External eye examination by slit lamp biomicroscopy
- Internal eye examination by indirect slit lamp biomicroscopy
- Intraocular pressure assement by ICare or Goldmann tonometry
- Suprathreshold visual field testing
- Topcon Maestro Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanning
- Anterior Eye OCT assessment where indicated
- Discussion of our findings and recommendations
- Referral for further investigations if deemed necessary
- Ocular health and nutrition advice
If you are entitled to the NHS Sight Test, you can still have the additional beneﬁts included in our Enhanced Eye Health Examination and the fee will be reduced by the amount received from the NHS (ask for details when booking). Our optometrists would always recommend this.
To find out more about Enhanced Eye Health Examinations please click here
An OCT uses a scanning laser to examine the retina. It inputs the results of these scans into a piece of computer software and the scans are converted into a fully interactive 3D image. The scans can be compared to a cake. When we look into the eye, we normally see only the surface of the cake – the retinal surface. With OCT we can take a slice out of the cake to see all the different layers that make up the retina, focus on a certain sections and pinpoint any unhealthy changes or abnormalities.
We recommend that every patient has an initial baseline OCT scan. This will be stored by our software and compared to any future OCT scans for minor, but significant changes to your retina. An OCT scan is particularly useful for any patients who have concerns of Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and “Flashes and Floaters”.
OCT scanning is included within our Private Eye Examination fee and is available as an upgrade for NHS funded patients.
This screening is important to detect early changes to the retina caused by diabetes. These changes have no visual symptoms and can only be treated if detected early.