Our friendly and experienced opticians will provide you with step by step explanations as to what is involved in the eye examination. An eye examination mainly involves looking at:

  • The vision and how to achieve the best possible quality of vision
  • Internal and external eye health checks
  • Eye muscle performance and balance test
  • Other tests such as a visual field eye exams or dry eye exams, if necessary.
  • Eye pressure measurements where necessary – and not always with the “puff”.
  • A dilated fundus eye examination may be carried out if the optometrist is not able to see the back of the eye clearly, by putting in drops which make the pupils larger. The optometrist will discuss this with you if required. It may be carried out at a separate and mutually convenient time.

Unless advised otherwise, we recommend all adults should have an eye examination every 2 years. An average eye examination takes just about 30 minutes.

Children from the age of 3 can be examined. We recommend that all children up to the age of 16 should have an eye examination annually.

People over the age of 70 should also have their eyes examined annually.