Advanced Private Eye Examinations
Don’t compromise on the health or vision of your eyes
The Importance of Eye Examinations
For many patients and opticians’ practices, the eye test has become a quick ‘tick box’ exercise designed to find a prescription and sell glasses; you can be in and out within 15 minutes. At Airedale Opticians we do things differently.
Most people consider that eyesight is the most important of their five senses and the one they would struggle the most without; vision affects everything you do in your daily life and making sure it is as clear as possible and that your eyes are free of damage or disease should be the primary aim of an eye examination.
There are many conditions that can affect your vision, including glaucoma and macular degeneration which can develop slowly for years, but are best treated if they are caught before you notice their effects – once the eyesight is damaged to the point where you can detect it, it can often not be restored.
How Do We Do Things Differently?
The main feature of our Advanced Eye Examination is the amount of time we dedicate to it, you get a ten minute pre-screening with one of our dispensing staff, which includes a discussion of your eye health and identification of any concerns you may have, as well as a checking of your eye pressures and your visual fields.
You will then be passed on to one of our in-house optometrists – we do not use locum staff and our optometrists work exclusively for Airedale Opticians, so you can be sure to always get the same high standard of care that you won’t find anywhere else. When booking your appointment, you can request who you would like to see for your Eye Examination – meet the team here.
Your main eye examination will then take between 30 and 45 minutes, allowing us time to have a comprehensive look at the health of your eyes and take a detailed look at your vision to ensure that you can receive the most accurate prescription. This un-rushed consultation time also allows us to answer any queries you may have and carry out supplementary tests as required.
The following tests are all included our Advanced Private Eye Examination:
- Acuity assessment
- Oculomotor balance
- Pupil reactions
- Ocular Motility
- Convergence and Accommodation
- Slit-Lamp microscopy
- Tear Assessment
- Ophthalmoscopy and Fundoscopy
- Subjective refraction
- Near vision and VDU assessment
- Intra Ocular Pressure measurement
- Visual field assessment
3D Retinal OCT Scan
For the most detailed eye health check available, you can add the unmatched detail of a 3D Eye Scan to your Advanced Eye Examination. Using nothing but long wavelengths of light and requiring no drops or contact with the eye, the camera can take a detailed, 3D image of the retina at the back of the eye and ‘see’ into the blood vessels and tissue layers beyond this.
This incredible detail allows us to spot tiny details of the eye and help to spot very early signs of potential eye health conditions that would be outside the range of a normal visual examination or retinal photograph. Even if you have no concerns at present, having a scan of a healthy eye is a valuable investment for the future as it allows us to identify small changes at future appointments.
More details are available on our 3D Retinal Scan page, or ask the staff for more details when you are booking or attend for your appointment. The scan is carried out during the appointment and your optometrist will analyse the results and show you the images.
Our Advanced Eye Examination fees reflect the extra time that we allow for the appointments and the greater Experience, Knowledge and Equipment we use. See our private fees page for more details.