Eye Tests at Optika Opticians
When you come through our doors, we’ll sit you down and make you feel calm and relaxed – we’ll never rush you or put you under any kind of pressure. We take pride in offering you top quality eye care and taking our time to do it properly. Rest assured that if there are any problems, we will spot them.
Firstly, you’ll be asked some questions about your overall eye health, family history and any changes in your vision since your last check-up.
You’ll then have a series of checks using the latest, advanced eye care technology, including retinal photography (on all suitable adults), which is a detailed digital picture of the back of your eye. As well as diagnosing if you need help with your vision, we’ll check your eyes for signs of serious eye conditions, like glaucoma or macular degeneration.
How often should one have an eye examination?
We advise regular eye examinations for everyone including children even when you are not experiencing any difficulties. In accordance with national guidelines the recommended intervals are set out below.
National guidelines for eye tests
1: Aged 15 years or below every year
2: Aged 16 – 69 years every 2 years
3: Aged 70 years and over every year
4: Diabetic and Glaucoma patients every 1-2 years
5: Aged 40 years or over with an immediate relative with Glaucoma every year
The above are general guidelines but if it is clinically required an eye examination may be advised more frequently, the optometrist will advise you of this.