Glasses and eye test chart

YOUR EYESIGHT IS PRECIOUS. TAKE CARE OF IT.

You may not give much thought to your eye health unless you are aware that your vision has changed. It is important to have regular eye examinations, though, because they can tell us so much about your general health and wellbeing.
Optometrist in the consulting room

EYE TESTS ARE FOR EVERYONE WHETHER OR NOT YOU NEED GLASSES

Various conditions can be detected through an eye test which is why they are vital to a good health regime. Here are just some of the conditions that can be picked up.

-Diabetes

-High blood pressure

-Cardiovascular disease

-Tumors

YOUR EYE TEST EXPLAINED

Every eye test is bespoke as it caters for your specific needs, but here’s what a typical eye test would entail:

STEP 1

PRE TESTS

Before your full eye test, you will have some pre-tests done with an optical advisor. Depending on your individual needs, a variety of optical equipment will be used. The results are passed on to the optician to be used during the eye test.

STEP 2

OPTICIAN CHECK

Our optician will then check your eyes and look for signs of other medical conditions. They will ask you a variety of questions regarding your general health and whether you are experiencing any eye problems. Next, they will check your vision by asking you to read a chart through different strength lenses. If you need glasses, the optician will give you a spectacle prescription.

STEP 3

CHOOSE YOUR GLASSES

Once the optician has completed their examination, they will hand you over to an optical advisor. The optical advisor will then go through the various options for glasses available to you based on your new prescription.