If you have not been to the opticians for a few years, or perhaps have never had an eye examination, you might be a little apprehensive about the procedures that are involved. You can rest assured it is nothing to worry about – the exam will be performed by a fully qualified optometrist. Our comprehensive examination lasts approximately 30 minutes.
You might already be familiar with some of the tests you will be asked to complete, such as reading different-sized letters from a chart on the wall. Assessments like these check your visual acuity – how clearly you can see.
You’ll also experience other checks, both of your vision and the health of your eye as a whole. Your optician will use various equipment and techniques to check the physical condition of your eye – especially the back surface, known as the retina – but all of these tests are non-invasive.
Whilst these assessments are undoubtedly useful in informing us about the general health of your eyes, our opticians can usually only see up to 40% of