The importance of regular eye examinations

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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This offer entitles the recipient to a free eye test at any Optical Express clinic. In Scotland, eye tests are provided free by the NHS to all eligible patients. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland you may qualify for a free eye test as part of your NHS Entitlement. You will receive a PDF barcode voucher by email which you must bring with you to your appointment to receive this exclusive discount. Appointments are subject to availability. This offer expires on 31st December 2015.

Your Eye Test at Optical Express...

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 latest technology and our experienced optometrists to ensure that you receive the very best clinical care, treatment and advice.
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.

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

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

This will measure your 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 visual aids such as glasses and contact lenses.

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

This is used to measure your eye pressure. It is a key indicator in diagnosing the eye condition glaucoma.
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Vision correction
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Eye and health conditions
An eye test can detect a multitude of health conditions that may otherwise have gone unnoticed. 
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