What to expect from our Eye Examination:
- History and Symptoms
We will ask you questions about your vision, health, medication and family history. This information is used in our clinical decision making.
- Vision and Prescription Check
This is where we check what you can see with and without your existing spectacles and assess how we can improve your vision with a new prescription.
- Examining the health of the eye
This is one of the most important clinical aspects of the examination. We use several different types of instruments, including a slit lamp, which is like a large microscope that we use to examine the outside of your eyes, lids and lashes in greater detail.
We have also invested in a computerised test chart allowing changeable randomised letter charts as well as specialised children’s charts.
- Glaucoma Screening
We use a measurement of pressure of the eyeball, as this is important in the diagnosis of glaucoma as well as visual field screening to DVLA standards.
- Discussion of your eye care needs
This is the final part of your examination. We will go over the results of the test that we have performed and advise you of any changes in your spectacle prescription. The Optometrist will then introduce you to another member of the team who will help you with frame choice, discuss your options.
As part of our commitment to providing excellent clinical care we don’t rush you, so we allow 30 minutes for your eye examination.
OCT – What is it?
OCT – Optical Coherence Tomography – is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. Similar to ultrasound, OCT uses light rather than sound waves to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of your eye. The OCT machine captures both a fundus photograph and a cross-sectional scan of the back of the eye at the same time.
– Age-related macular degeneration
– Macular holes
– Vitreous detachments
There is an additional charge of £30 for an OCT scan, but the benefits are obvious. So you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your eyes are in great condition.
For more information please download our OCT Patient Leaflet .
Childrens Eye Care
Regular eye examinations are an important part of a child’s healthcare. At Grace Haine Eyecare, we provide an eyecare service for children through the NHS.
Also, we can offer a choice of lenses to suit their individual needs with lenses available that are thinner and lighter with anti-reflection coating.
Children can also be fitted with contact lenses whether for full-time use, or just for activities such as swimming, rugby, netball or any other sport where spectacles can be inconvenient.