Regular eye tests are important as it can pick up early signs of eye conditions even though you may not have any symptoms before you find out something is wrong. Eye conditions can usually be corrected if identified early enough.
Examples of eye conditions are:
Long-sightedness (hyperopia) - can't see close objects
Short-sightedness (myopia) - distance is blurred
What your eye test will show
A sight test will show if you need to require glasses for the first time OR need to change your current prescription. How we carry out your sight test is carried out (& the results) are governed by law so you can be sure you are receiving excellent, professional care.
It's recommended that adults with no history of eye problems have their eyes tested regularly every two years. Our ophthalmic practitioners may advise a sight test more often than that if there is a reason to do so.
New! OCT Screening now available
We are now able to carry out cutting edge Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans for our patients. This ground breaking technology means that our optometrist is able to take both a retinal photograph and a 3D image of the back of the eye. These images light to illustrate the different layers that make up the back of the eye.
These images (like the one above) will give us an insight into any changes that are occuring in the eye. We have previously used digital retinal photography to monitor changes ON the retina, however by now using the OCT scan we can see changes that are occuring in the layers below the retina. This means that we can see changes that can lead to condtitions like glaucoma and macula degeneration much earlier than it would have been possible with retinal photographs alone.
We were the first practice in worcester to use digital retinal photography in 2003, and now 10 years on we are proud to be the first to invest in TopCon 3D OCT scanning. We feel that this shows our patients and prospective new patients that we take eyecare VERY seriously
During your appointment, you may see more than one eyecare professional, for example:
• an optometrist or ophthalmic medical practitioner will test your sight and your eye health • a dispensing optician who fits your glasses
It's worth remembering to bring your glasses or contact lenses (if you don't wear them all the time) as you may need them during the test.