Your Eye Examination
Everyone should have an eye examination at least once every two years or more frequently as advised by your Optometrist. Eye tests are a vital health check. When you visit us at The Eye Zone, all your checks will be carried out by our Optometrists and we will look after you step by step in your Eye Care journey. To help you understand your eye test, we have outlined the stages below:
We will ensure that your confidential patient record is accurate and up-to-date. If you are wearing contact lenses, you may need to remove them before your eyes are tested.
2. Your Health and Lifestyle
Your Optometrist will discuss aspects of your health, lifestyle, family health history, as well as finding out more about your working habits and hobbies. This allows us to tailor your test and to gain a clearer understanding of your visual needs.
3. The Eye Test
Your Optometrist will carry out a thorough eye examination using various instruments and techniques to determine the most accurate prescription for your needs and also assess your ocular health.
You may need your eye pressure measured and for this we use a hospital grade iCare tonometer which involves NO puff of air.
Ocular health can give an indication as to your general health and can pick up conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.
4. Visual Fields
This is an important check which allows us to pick up any blind spots in your field of vision. You may be asked to do this test if you have specific symptoms such as headaches or have a family history of glaucoma.
5. Discussing Your Needs
Your Optometrist will discuss the findings of your eye test and also answer any questions that you may have. They will make the best recommendations based on the results and discussions you have. Not every test results in needing new glasses.
6. Other appointment types
You may wish to discuss wearing contact lenses or if you already wear them, we may recommend a contact lens check up. If your child is short sighted, we will discuss the latest research findings on “Myopia Control” and the treatment options.
7. Choosing Your Glasses
If you have been recommended a new or changed prescription, your Optometrist will hand you over to a qualified Dispensing Optician or other Optometrist to help and guide you on the most suitable options for you. It can be daunting choosing new glasses and lens options, but that’s what we specialise in and take great pride in offering a wide range of fashionable frames and styles to suit everyone.
We believe in taking our time with our patients for whichever reason you have chosen to visit us. Post Covid – we will be happy to see our patients for a chat or coffee!