If this is your first eye examination with us then we would certainly advise you to have the comprehensive eye test. It also is the exam we would consider to be routine. The retinal photograph gives us a permanent image of the back of your eye and the OCT does a digital scan of the deeper layers of the retina. This enables us to compare your eyes with the norm for your age group and to detect subtle differences from one visit to the next.
Extended Eye Exam
This gives us the opportunity to take a retinal photograph so that we have a permanent image which can always be referred to again later.
Enhanced Eye Exam.
This is particularly for people who have a known eye condition that needs monitoring such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes or other vascular disease. This would involve a more detailed investigation into a specific area of concern.
Today these may seem like extras – tomorrow they will be the norm.
Basic Eye Exam
As you will see, a lot IS covered in the basic eye test. But it was a standard that was set up over 30yrs ago as the minimum legal requirement that any optometrist must cover in an eye exam. Needless to say, technology in the consulting room has moved on considerably since then making it so much easier to take care of your eyes for the future.
You would qualify for an NHS sight test if:
|Determine prescription and assess visual acuity|
|Assessment of ocular muscle balance|
|Visual field screening|
|Measurement of IOP (Age 30 plus)|
|Slit lamp examination of external surfaces|
|Ophthalmoscopic examination of internal surfaces|
|Digital retinal photography|
|OCT screening of retina|
|Detailed OCT imaging of areas of concern|