Eye Examinations

Eye Examinations

Not only is your eye examination a fully comprehensive vision assessment but it is also an eye health check which could lead to a journey towards better eye health.

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Eye Examinations

Not only is your eye examination a fully comprehensive vision assessment but it is also an eye health check which could lead to a journey towards better eye health.

Even if your eyes feel the same as they did the last time you had them checked, regular eye examinations are important and can lead to the early detection and treatment of many common eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. 

Additionally, assessing your eye health can also help to detect conditions which affect the whole body such as diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis.

We offer a range of eye assessments for your specific needs:

Total Care Examination

Over recent years healthcare has become even more important to us all than ever before. We have seen greater demand for our enhanced eyecare services.
In order to offer our new Total Care Examination we have invested in new technology in each of our practices.
We now include both OCT and Optomap retinal examinations as part of your Total Care Examination at each practice.

Total Care Examination:
• £90 (including Full Eye Examination plus Optomap Retinal Examination and OCT retinal examination)
• Free to Broadhurst Plan members
• £57 upgrade where eligible for an NHS examination
• 50 minute comprehensive consultation

This is our Gold standard appointment, the pièce de résistance of our eye examinations, delivering the optimum level of eyecare.

In addition to an in-depth eye examination, we will also determine the health of your eyes using the latest eye technology.

We pride ourselves on our unhurried service, and we will take the time to discuss how healthy your eyes are and provide tips on how to keep your vision and eyes healthy.

Our state-of-the-art retinal photography equipment includes the Optomap (available at our Preston practice) and OCT (available at our Lytham practice). Each of these technologies allows us to examine parts of the eyes which are otherwise not visible during a basic sight test. In conjunction with your sight test results, our clinically experienced optometrists can evaluate all of the findings to build a complete diagnostic picture of your current health and potential future eye health and vision risks. We have close links with doctors and can make referrals to your GP and hospital eye specialists if needed.

Diabetic patients: Although you may have access to diabetic screening, the Optomap imaging can provide insights about diabetic retinopathy progression that are otherwise unavailable*. Our optometrists are experienced within the industry and can provide a fully detailed report on your eye health.

Total Care Examination

Over recent years healthcare has become even more important to us all than ever before. We have seen greater demand for our enhanced eyecare services.
In order to offer our new Total Care Examination we have invested in new technology in each of our practices.
We now include both OCT and Optomap retinal examinations as part of your Total Care Examination at each practice.

Total Care Examination:
• £90 (including Full Eye Examination plus Optomap Retinal Examination and OCT retinal examination)
• Free to Broadhurst Plan members
• £57 upgrade where eligible for an NHS examination
• 50 minute comprehensive consultation

This is our Gold standard appointment, the pièce de résistance of our eye examinations, delivering the optimum level of eyecare.

In addition to an in-depth eye examination, we will also determine the health of your eyes using the latest eye technology.

We pride ourselves on our unhurried service, and we will take the time to discuss how healthy your eyes are and provide tips on how to keep your vision and eyes healthy.

Our state-of-the-art retinal photography equipment includes the Optomap and OCT, this allows us to examine parts of the eyes which are otherwise not visible during a basic sight test. In conjunction with your sight test results, our clinically experienced optometrists can evaluate all of the findings to build a complete diagnostic picture of your current health and potential future eye health and vision risks. We have close links with doctors and can make referrals to your GP and hospital eye specialists if needed.

Diabetic patients: Although you may have access to diabetic screening, the Optomap imaging can provide insights about diabetic retinopathy progression that are otherwise unavailable*. Our optometrists are experienced within the industry and can provide a fully detailed report on your eye health.

Advanced Eye Examination

• £69 Our Advanced Eye Examination includes the Full Eye Examination plus Optomap retinal examination

• Only £35 upgrade where eligible for an NHS examination

• 45 minute advanced examination

Basic Full Eye Examination

£48
Free to NHS patients
40 minute standard eye examination

Full Eye examination includes:

1. Discussion of visual problems and ocular history

2. Measuring vision at a distance and near to determine if any prescription is required. Accommodation is also monitored (how well your eyes work together)

3. Assessment of your eyes both internally and externally. This may include measuring the pressure in your eyes.

4. Assessment of you field of vision (how well you can see centrally and periphery) where necessary

Full Eye examination includes:

1. Discussion of visual problems and ocular history


2. Measuring vision at a distance and near to determine if any prescription is required. Accommodation is also monitored (how well your eyes work together)


3. Assessment of your eyes both internally and externally. This may include measuring the pressure in your eyes.


4. Assessment of you field of vision (how well you can see centrally and periphery) where necessary

Optical Coherence Tomography

This equipment is essentially the equivalent of an MRI scan of the eye, not only are we able to see the macula but we can also look at many areas of the retina in great detail.

Using the OCT, we can view any image taken with up to 150 different ‘layers’ available to view. It allows us to see the optic nerve head where all the nerves are delivered to the eye, or any other area that we wish to focus upon.

Optomap

The Optomap ultra-wide digital imaging system allows us to capture more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image.

Without retinal imaging, we are only able to see 10-12% at any one time. The Optomap enhances our ability to detect even the earliest sign of disease that presents on your retina. Seeing most of your retina at one time allows us time to discuss your retina with you and allows you to see what we see!

One of the greatest benefits of Optomap is our ability to save and store the images on your file, allowing us to compare images at future examinations.

As a result, we are able to monitor your retina much more accurately over the years. All of our optometrists strongly recommend the Optomap.

Optical Coherence Tomography

This equipment is essentially the equivalent of an MRI scan of the eye, not only are we able to see the macula but we can also look at many areas of the retina in great detail.

Using the OCT, we can view any image taken with up to 150 different ‘layers’ available to view. It allows us to see the optic nerve head where all the nerves are delivered to the eye, or any other area that we wish to focus upon.

To find out more, read our blog on OCT.

Are you entitled to an NHS examination?

Free Basic NHS Test

If you are an NHS patient, you can enjoy the benefits of our Basic Full Eye Examination with the option to upgrade to our Total care or Advanced Eye Examinations.

To upgrade to Total Care Examination: £57
To upgrade to Advanced Eye Examination: £35

We will test your vision and a provide a spectacle prescription if needed.

The NHS eye examination is covered for visual symptoms such as blurred vision. It is not suitable for investigating symptoms such as red eye, flashes, floaters, dry eye or foreign body sensation.
In Preston we are part of a local scheme which specifically investigates people presenting with minor eye conditions (MECS) and we can do this within our practice which helps you avoid waiting times at A&E and your GP surgery.

In Lytham we are part of a scheme which deals with Urgent Eyecare Services (CUES) should you have an urgent eyecare need.

Proof of eligibility may be required.

Do you think you may need an eye examination? ​

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