30 Liverpool Road, Penwortham,
Preston, PR1 0DQ
PeterBoothOpticians@hotmail.co.uk
TEL: 01772 747004
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Eye Examination

We rely on our sight in all aspects of daily life and therefore an eye examination is essential to monitor eye health and maintain the best vision possible.

We strive to provide the most thorough eye examinations using the latest technology and equipment so you, the patient, have full confidence in our findings and recommended management.

What to expect?

Our eye examinations usually last about 30 minutes but we will advise you if you require any extra specific tests 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,  your optometrist will tailor your examination based on your needs, this guarantees you a thorough examination executed smoothly, keeping you as relaxed as possible.

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

Our equipment includes an OCT 3D retinal eye scanner which is similar to an ultrasound scan but uses light rather than sound to look through the layers of the retina, giving us a 3D view of the inside of your eye.  When an optometrist looks inside your eye in a standard examination they can see the surface of the retina, but with an OCT scan we can literally see through the surface into the layers beneath. This tells us so much more and can help prevent loss of vision if changes are spotted early. This is very useful for identifying early signs of macular degeneration and glaucoma, but also shows other changes happening beneath the surface of the retina, some of which are natural age related changes. 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.

The optometrist 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 your Optometrist 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.v

How often should I 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:

NHS guidelines for eye test intervals:

  • Aged 15 years or below
every year
  • Aged 16 – 69 years
every 2 years
  • Aged 70 years and over
every year
  • Diabetic and Glaucoma patients
every year
  • Aged 40 years or over with an immediate relative with Glaucoma
every year

The above are general guidelines but if it is clinically required an eye examination may be advised more frequently, your optometrist 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.