Enhanced Eye Exams
Regular eye examinations are an important part of looking after your vision. We offer enhanced eye exams to private patients, which include a comprehensive range of tests to assess your vision and eye health.
What to expect from your eye exam
Adult eye exams generally take around 40 minutes. We take our time to ensure you are always comfortable and explain each test as we go so you can understand what is happening with your eyes. We, of course, do a visual acuity test, to check if you need a prescription for glasses or contacts to correct your vision, but we also do a number of other important tests.
Your depth perception, the way your eyes work together, and the movement of your eyes will all be checked. We also take a good look at your retina at the back of your eye using fundus photography. This allows the optometrist to examine your retina closely, which can reveal a lot about your eye health.
We also recommend including an OCT scan as part of your regular eye exam. This advanced scan is one of the best ways to check your eyes for minute signs of eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration, diabetes and glaucoma.
Eye Exam Types
|EXAM TYPE||NHS (FREE)||PRIVATE (£35)||ESSENTIAL (NHS £14.95)||ENHANCED (NHS £29.95 / PRIVATE £64.95) INCLUDED FOR EYEPLAN SUBSCRIBED PATIENTS|
|Dilated Pupil Exam||– –||– –||Yes||Yes|
|Fundus Photography||– –||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|OCT Macular Degeneration Scan||– –||– –||– –||Yes|
|OCT Glaucoma Scans||– –||– –||– –||Yes|
The importance of regular eye exams
While some changes in your eye health can have noticeable symptoms, such as finding it harder to focus on close detail, there may be more concerning changes to your eyes that have no obvious symptoms. Many eye conditions can cause irreversible damage to your vision if left untreated so detecting and diagnosing in the early stages gives you a better chance of successful treatment and management.
We recommend most adults over 16 and under 60 have their eyes examined every 2 years. Anyone older or younger, and anyone with diabetes or who is over 40 with a family history of glaucoma, should have an eye exam every year. Your optometrist will advise you if they think you should have more regular eye exams.
If you are eligible for standard NHS eye tests, we offer you the option of upgrading to our enhanced eye examination for extra peace of mind.
You have the option of joining our Eyeplan scheme, which spreads the cost of your eye examination and includes additional benefits such as OCT scans whenever you need them and a discount on glasses.