eye examination vision gloucester

Eye Examinations

Your eyesight is one of your most precious possessions and you need to look after it. Regular eye examinations are highly recommended, whether you wear glasses or not.

We use the latest technology and equipment when carrying out eye examinations. As well as any problems with your sight, our examinations can detect signs of eye disease and other health problems such as diabetes.

What can I expect?

Our eye examinations take around thirty minutes. We treat each patient as an individual and tailor the examination accordingly, whilst ensuring we are as thorough as possible.
We aim to keep you as comfortable and relaxed throughout the process.

The tests and equipment used include

• Digital retinal camera to photograph the inside of your eyes to detect any abnormalities.
• Binocular assessment to see how well your eyes work together.
• Peripheral field analysis.
• Intraocular pressure measurement.

We will explain all our procedures and answer any questions you may have. Having assessed the results of the examination we will give you our recommendations. When doing so we will take into account factors such as your workplace environment, leisure activities and general lifestyle.

How often should I have an eye examination?

This varies according to the individual but national guidelines recommend:

• Up to 15 years – every year
• 16 to 69 years – every two years
• 70 years and over – every year
• Patients with diabetes or glaucoma – every year
• 40 years and over with an immediate relative suffering from glaucoma – every year

Don’t forget that eye examinations are free in many instances.

Book Appointment

We are now open and ready to see you once again … 

 

Many thanks for bearing with us while we had to temporarily suspend some of our usual services.

We hope that you and your family are well following the Coronavirus crisis.

 

We’ve made some changes …

In order to keep you safe and ensure your visit to us is a comfortable and convenient as possible, we have made some changes to the practice.

Full details are listed below but one thing that will never change, is our determination to deliver you fantastic eyecare in a warm and friendly environment.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well being of you, our wonderful patients and our fantastic staff, are paramount.

Please take a few minutes to read the following changes that we have made for your safely, comfort and convenience.

 

Before you arrive …

✓ Please book your appointment online or by phone

✓ Bring a mask (we have supplies if you don’t have one)

✓ Bring your own pen

✓ Arrive on time (not too early)

✓ Come alone (or you can come with 1 other person)

✓ The optician may call you to discuss any individual needs

✓ Bring a complete list of medication and your most recent prescription if you have it 

 

When you arrive ….

✓ The door will be locked – don’t worry we will let you in

✓ Your temperature will be taken

✓ You will need to sanitise your hands

✓ You will need to put on your mask

✓ You may need to put on gloves

✓ We will ensure you have social distancing

✓ We have placed some dividing screens in various areas

✓ Our practice staff will be wearing PPE

✓ All spectacle frames are fully sanitised between use

 

After Care …

✓ We will book an appointment for you

✓ We can post your spectacles to you

✓ We can arrange a home visit if preferred

 

Our new extra cleaning regime includes …

✓ Deep cleaning of practice daily

✓ All equipment sanitised between patients

✓ All spectacle frames triple sanitised

✓ Controlled process throughout

 

Any questions, please just call us and we’d be happy to explain.

01452 410494