The Eye Examination

Your vision is precious. At The Optical Studio, the health of your and your family’s eyes is our top priority. As an established premier independent Optician your vision care is in excellent hands. By investing in the latest eye-care technologies throughout the practices, we ensure your eye examination is performed to the highest standard possible. At The Optical Studio, you are in reassuringly good hands.

What to expect?

Our eye examinations usually last about half an hour but we will advise you if any extra tests are required, and how long these may take.

We have a general routine we perform for every patient but as we like to treat every patient as an individual our optician will tailor the examination similarly, which guarantees you a thorough personalised eye examination.eye-exam-room

As well as including all tests to check your sight and to see if any vision correction is required (e.g. spectacles, contact lenses) our optometrists also check for any potential eye disease like Glaucoma, Cataract, and Macular Degeneration to name a few.

Our practice equipment includes a digital retinal camera which allows us to take photographs of the inside of your eyes so even small abnormalities can be detected, recorded and compared in future checks. Combining this with modern examination techniques we can ensure all is done to help prevent unnecessary deterioration to your sight and eye health. Other tests we will carry out include binocular assessment (how well the eyes work together), peripheral visual field analysis and intraocular pressure measurement.


eye-exam-room2Our optician will always explain the results of the various assessments and you will be given every opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The recommendations given at the end of the eye examination by our optician will take into account factors such as your working environment, lifestyle and any leisure pursuits you have, so we can meet your visual needs in the best possible way.

How often should one have an eye examination?

We advise regular eye examinations for everyone including children even when you are not experiencing any difficulties. In accordance with national guidelines the recommended intervals are set out in the table below:

National Guidelines for eye tests

1: Aged 15 years or below every year
2: Aged 16 – 69 years every 2 years
3: Aged 70 years and over every year
4: Diabetic and Glaucoma patients every year
5: Aged 40 years or over with an immediate relative with Glaucoma every year


The above are general guidelines but if it clinically required an eye examination may be advised more frequently, the optician will advise you of this.

Please contact us if you have any queries or questions about our eye examination and related issues, we would be most happy to advise you.