What to expect during an sight test and eye examination procedure.
A guide to your eye examination
You can rest assured that your optometrist is highly experienced.
It is so important to have a routine eye examination at regular intervals, even if your vision if fine, because we examine much more than just your visual prescription.
Assessment of your ocular health can detect conditions which affect your whole body – such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, kidney problems and some types of cancer. Of course we will examine you thoroughly for eye conditions such as glaucoma (a blinding disease which now affects approximately 2% of the U.K. population) and more ordinary problems such as cataracts and dry eye syndrome.
During your eye exam we will:
- Measure your vision for distance and reading and find out if you need a prescription to help you see better
- Take a full and detailed history of any problems or issues you may have and answer any questions regarding your eyes or the eye exam
- Check that your eye muscles are working as they should
- Assess your eyes internally and externally using our high magnification equipment
- Measure the pressures inside your eyes for glaucoma, if you are over 40
- Perform optical coherence tomography (additional fee applies)
- Discuss our findings and go through your many options
- An eye exam at Wrights Opticians takes between 30 and 50 minutes depending on your requirements and you are free to ask questions at any time. Our three Optometrists are all friendly and approachable.
Are you entitled to an NHS eye Examination?
Wrights Opticians treats all its patients with the same degree of respect and thoroughness, regardless of whether you are NHS or pay privately for your test.
Many categories of people qualify for a free test on the NHS If you or your partner are in receipt of certain benefits
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- you are under 16
- you are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education
- you are aged 60 or over
- you have glaucoma
- you are advised by a hospital eye specialist (an ophthalmologist) that you are at risk of glaucoma
- you are aged 40 or over and have a close relative (parent, brother, sister, son, or daughter) with glaucoma
- you are diabetic
- If you have been prescribed complex lenses over a + or -10.00 lens
- If you are registered as severely sight-impaired/blind or sight-impaired/partially sighted
- You are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- You are a war pensioner – if treatment is connected with the pensionable disability
- You are named on an HC2 (or HC3) certificate because of low income (see below)
Do you need an eye exam?
Contact us today to see the difference Wrights opticians in Leyland can make to your vision and image.