We are constantly looking to invest in the latest equipment to offer you the most thorough eye test we can. We now offer a tiered eye examination system which is available to both private and NHS patients. The different types of examination include different tests and appointment length times which are explained below. If you are entitled to a Free NHS sight test the NHS fee doesn't cover the Premium or Enhanced examination, but you can pay a supplementary fee to benefit from these examinations if you wish. Please contact us for more information.
We recommend our Premium examination which includes a 3D OCT scan. We still perform all the normal tests we would do as part of an eye examination, but the extra scan gives your Optometrist a wealth of information about the health of your eyes in comparison to a standard examination. The images can be manipulated to easily look at the different layers of the eye which means we have a much better understanding of your eyes and how we can help you. We reserve extra time with the Optometrist to make sure you understand all of the results from your additional tests. For the most in depth examination, book a premium test.
Our next level of examination is the Enhanced test. This includes a digital photograph of the back of the eye, which although not as in depth as the 3D OCT scan in a Premium test, does provide a 2D flat image which is saved as a hard copy for your Optometrist. This means they can look at the health of your eyes in more detail than a standard test and check for any changes over time.
Our standard examination is booked for 30 minutes and includes a comprehensive range of tests to assess your vision and health of your eyes, but does not include either a fundus photograph or 3D OCT scan. Those entitled to an NHS examination will get a standard examination free of charge.
Nicole is one of our patients who has chosen to have our Premium Eye Examination, read about her experience below:
I chose to have the Premium Examination with extra tests as I have a friend who was diagnosed with myeloma following an eye test. I didn't realise things like that could be picked up at an eye test so wanted the best examination I could get. The extra scan was done just before I went through to see the optician and was quick and painless. The optician then went through the results of the scan during the eye test – it seemed to make sense! Luckily my eyes were nice and healthy but it was definitely worthwhile to give me peace of mind. When I next have them tested the results can be compared and contrasted for any changes. I would definitely recommend it to others.