When you visit You and Eye Opticians, you’ll have your sight tested by an ophthalmic practitioner. They will check the quality of your vision and eye health. We are trained to recognise abnormalities and signs of eye disease such as cataracts or glaucoma. If necessary, we will refer you on to your GP or an eye clinic for further investigations. We also prescribe and fit glasses and contact lenses.
NHS sight tests
An NHS sight test is free of charge if you are eligible. It is up to our opticians to decide whether a sight test is necessary in your case or not. If you ask for a sight test and it is not considered clinically necessary, you may have to pay for it even if you are usually entitled to a free NHS sight test. For more information visit the NHS website.
For more information visit the NHS Website.
A retinal camera takes photos of the back of your eyes. These images can help to detect if anything is wrong with the health of your eyes.
They also provide a permanent record of what your retinas look like so that this can be compared in future to see if anything is changing or deteriorating. These images can help to detect the earliest signs of disease which can then in turn lead to more successful treatment. If we need to refer a patient, then the ophthalmologists find the images extremely useful when diagnosing any possible problems or conditions.
Private sight tests
It is recommended that you make an appointment at regular intervals. This is important because an eye examination can detect potentially blinding eye conditions. It is easy to neglect the eyes because they rarely hurt when there is a problem.
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Approximately 20% of the population suffer discomfort when looking at a page of words. This condition is known as Meares-Irlen syndrome or Visual Stress. In many cases the discomfort can be reduced by changing the background to a certain colour. This can be achieved by placing a sheet of coloured plastic over the page (overlay) or by wearing coloured glasses.
You and Eye Opticians has invested in the ReadEZ system and will be able to test you for Meares-Irlen syndrome and supply overlays, clip-ons or coloured prescription lenses to your optimum colour.