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Eye Examinations

We create an accurate record of your eye health by carrying out annual eye examinations.

Changes in vision can sometimes be so slight there is no noticeable difference in daily life –  but detecting and correcting these changes as early as possible is very important.

Should lenses be required, our fully qualified dispensing opticians will explain the options available, talk through your prescription with you and help you choose the most suitable and effective products.

We believe in offering our clients the best possible choice when it comes to lens definition. Our special state-of-the-art technology means you can even choose lenses that are individually customised for each eye. 

Reflecting our commitment to innovation, we are delighted to offer Essilor’s award-winning Varilux Xclusive 4D™ lens. Developed to address the challenge of multi-tasking in a 24/7 connected world, Varilux Xclusive 4D™ progressive lenses seamlessly capture every detail with high precision whilst adapting your vision from one near object or digital device to another, as well as beyond arm’s reach, without constantly changing your posture or moving your head.

High tech lens personalisation is achieved through our state-of-the-art Visioffice device. We take 7 measurements, including the way you wear your lenses, your posture and visual behaviour, to ensure your lenses are unique to you, extremely comfortable to wear and deliver the best visual experience. Adapting to Varilux Xclusive 4D™ lenses is quick and easy – as a result, fluidity of vision when carrying out multiple tasks within arm’s reach will be accelerated.

Please ask us about Varilux Xclusive 4D™ next time you visit. We are proud to offer such an advanced award-winning lens and can’t wait to show you the difference!

 

Eye Health Checks

During your eye examination, we will also carry out a full eye health check.

As well as looking for early signs of cataracts, glaucoma and other conditions, we can also detect general health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and vascular disease, should any of these exist.

Because such thorough checks are done each time we examine your eyes, we can build up a full picture of your eye health. This means that if any changes occur, even very minor ones, we can detect them early – leading to swift diagnosis and prompt treatment. And, of course, peace of mind and reassurance.

Dyslexia and Visual Stress

In addition to our standard thorough eye examinations, we can also carry out specific tests relating to conditions such as visual stress and dyslexia.

Whilst eye problems themselves are not a cause of dyslexia, they may contribute to difficulties in reading and writing. In particular, difficulty in near-vision focusing and poor eye co-ordination are visual problems that seem to occur more frequently in people with dyslexia. Significant improvements in reading and writing can be achieved if underlying problems such as these are identified and treated correctly.

Catherine has undertaken specialist training at the Institute of Optometry to enable her to carry out detailed visual stress investigations. Scientific research has shown that treatment involving the use of special coloured filters or lenses can relieve the symptoms of visual stress by helping the brain to process information more accurately. Catherine has experienced first-hand how symptoms for children who are struggling with reading or writing can be dramatically reduced by using coloured overlays.

If you have any concerns about your child’s reading or writing, please speak with Catherine about pre-overlay and coloured overlay vision assessments.

National Health Service Eye Examinations

If you are under the age of 16, under 19 in full-time education or over 60, you are entitled to a free NHS eye examination which we will be pleased to carry out for you.

NHS eye examinations are also available if you have conditions such as glaucoma and diabetes.

Just get in touch by phone or email, or pop in to see us and we’ll be happy to provide further details.

 

Professional Eyecare