Across our stores and clinics, our experienced optometrists carry out thousands of eye tests every week. Regular eye tests are about more than just helping you see - they can also help identify other health problems. An eye test can ensure your prescription is up-to-date, and monitor early signs of eye disease, including glaucoma and cataracts. It can also help detect other health-related conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Eye tests should form part of your overall health-care. Depending on your individual needs, our optometrists will advise you how often your eyes should be tested. For most people this is every two years.
Why Choose Optical Express for your eye test?
At Optical Express we continually invest in the latest technology and we are the UK's largest eye care provider who have corneal specialists working alongside our optometrists. Optical Express patients receive the very best advice, care and treatment.
The following eye test assessments are carried out by our optometrists as required:
Detailed History and Lifestyle Evaluation: A discussion will take place to provide the optometrist with information concerning your health and lifestyle background. This will allow us to tailor our recommendations to suit your needs.
Focimetry: A measurement of your spectacle power is taken to determine your current prescription strength.
Autorefraction: The autorefractor reads how light passes through your eye in order to help determine your baseline prescription.
Tonometry: Used to measure your eye pressure. It is a key indicator in diagnosing the eye condition glaucoma.
Visual Acuity Testing: Measures the eye's ability to see details at near and far distances. The tests usually involve reading letters or looking at symbols of different sizes on an eye chart. Your uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) is what you see without glasses or contact lenses while your best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) is what you see with the optimum correction in place.
Refraction: Your specialist optometrist verifies your current prescription and compares this to the focimetry readings and previous prescription details to ensure stability.
Slit Lamp Exam: This test uses a microscope and a small beam of light to examine closely your corneas under high magnification, as well as your conjunctiva, lids, iris and lens.
Retinal Exam: Here the specialist optometrist is assessing the health of your internal eye and in particular the retina. As a consequence of the drops used for the cycloplegic refraction an excellent peripheral view is achieved.
Ocular Muscle Assessment: A detailed review will be performed to assess the strength and flexibility of your eye muscles.
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