This is a screening procedure so would be recommended for all people of all age groups who consider themselves to have normal healthy eyes.
This is still a screening procedure – i.e. intended for all – but by taking the images separately we are able to extract more information from a wider area. We will also talk you through the images pointing out any areas of particular interest or concern. Yes, some people do have some amazingly excellent eyes – it’s not all bad news!
This is a more investigative procedure of any part of the eye about which we have concern so would normally be recommended by the Optometrist following a routine screening. Alternatively this is the examination to choose if you would like a print out of the results.
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|
|Single image OCT/Photo optic nerve head and macula combined|
|Double image OCT/Photo optic nerve head and macula separately|
|Discussion of results|
|Other images as needed to monitor any abnormality|
|Print out or email of report|