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THE EYE EXAMINATION

Our Optometrist will provide a thorough sight test using a wide range of diagnostic equipment.  

Establishing any problems or difficulties the client may be experiencing, the Optometrist will carry out various examinations and tests.  These will include checking the current standard of vision against the updated prescription to determine if new spectacles are required.  The eye pressures (intra-ocular pressures) will be checked.  Then a thorough examination of the interior and exterior eyes and lids, usually with slit lamp, will be conducted and also visual fields if required. Photographs of the eye will be taken using a Fundus camera, allowing our optometrist to keep a very details record of the back of the eye, should any changes occur from one sight test to the next. At the end of the examination our optometrist will discuss all findings and answer any questions.  A copy of your prescription will be provided and as part of our remit we will be responsible for contacting the GP or other care professionals with further information, letters and referrals; should this be required.

FRAMES AND LENSES

If spectacles are required, we have a display with over 400 frames show casing a range from basic to designer, titanium, stainless steel, rimless and plastics. We can also provide hypo-allergenic frames. Advice will be offered on different types of lenses including varifocals and bifocals - with a choice of lens manufacturer including Essilor, Nikon, Kodak and many more. Free spectacles can be provided when in receipt of eligible benefits. We also offer re-glazing of old frames. Please contact us for more information.  

AFTERCARE

Any new spectacles and lenses will be checked personally by our trained staff and fitted for comfort – our staff will also check your vision with the new spectacles and can offer a range of accessories if required. Spectacles usually take 7-14 days to arrive – our staff will advise a more accurate delivery time at the time of ordering.

REPAIRS/ADJUSTMENTS

If you should find the need for spectacle repairs, we will arrange this for you. All our frames are guaranteed for a minimum of 12 months. If you find spectacles in need of slight adjustment before your next sight test is due, just call along and our staff will assist you.

SPECTACLES FOR CHARITY

We can send used frames to Vision Aid Overseas , saving any confusion between old and new spectacles. Please drop off any old spectacles to our staff who post them away on a regular basis. Visit their website for more information on the work they do:  http://www.vao.org.uk/