What happens during an eye examination?

  • An examination usually takes around 30 minutes with an    optometrist.

  • You will be asked about your general health and any          problems you may be having or have had with your eyes or vision. For example difficulties with headaches or focusing. You will be asked about your medical history, any  medication you are taking and whether any close relatives have a history of eye conditions.

  • We will ask about your work, driving and leisure time.

  • The optometrist will check your distance and near vision,   your eye movements and coordination. The health of the   eye will be assessed for issues you might not be aware that  you are developing. Conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, age related macular degeneration, diabetes and high blood pressure. 

  • We might have to make an additional appointment to do  repeat or extra tests.

  • After the examination the optometrist will let you know      whether or not you need a prescription and a copy of the  result will be given to you.


An eye examination can save your sight and help you stay healthy.

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