At Optical Express, we ensure you receive the very best clinical care, treatment and advice.

Optical Express is one of the UK's largest eyecare providers and we carry out thousands of eye tests every week.

We continually invest in the technology and our experienced optometrists to ensure that you receive the very best clinical care, treatment and advice.

Just like a trip to the dentist, an Eye Test should form part of everyone's overall health care

Your optometrist will advise you how often you should have your eyes tested depending on your individual needs but for most people this is once every two years.

Regular eye tests are about more than just helping you see - they can also help identify other health issues. An eye test will ensure your prescription is up to date and monitor for early signs of eye disease such as glaucoma and cataracts.

An eye test can also detect a multitude of other general health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Your Eye Test at Optical Express will include the following:

  1. History and Lifestyle Evaluation

    A discussion will take place to provide the optometrist with information about your health and lifestyle background.

  2. Focimetry

    A measurement of the power of your glasses is taken to determine your current prescription strength.

  3. Autorefraction

    The autorefractor reads how light passes through your eye in order to help determine your baseline prescription.

  4. Visual Acuity Testing

    This will measure your ability to see details at near and far distances. The test usually involve reading letters or looking at symbols of different sizes on an eye chart.

  5. Refraction

    Your specialist optometrist will check how your current prescription compares to the focimetry readings and previous prescription. This allows us to monitor the stability of your prescription and if your vision is changing.

  6. 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.

  7. Ocular Muscle Assesment

    A detailed review will be performed to assess the strength and flexibility of your eye muscles.

  8. Tonometry

    This is used to measure your eye pressure. It is a key indicator in diagnosing the eye condition glaucoma.

  9. Slit Lamp Exam

    This test uses a microscope and a small beam of light to examine closely your corneas under high magnification. Your optometrist can also examine your conjunctiva, lids, iris and lens.