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How Often Should I Have My Eyes Tested?

We would strongly recommend a thorough eye examination every one to two years, depending on the stability of your prescription.

Your eyes can tell a lot about your general health and many conditions can be diagnosed during an eye examination long before any other symptoms appear.

Conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure can be detected and our patients can be referred for treatment where necessary.

It is sometimes necessary to carry out a specialist scan following a routine eye examination. We invest heavily in the latest technology, having recently purchased the latest, cutting edge Spectralis OCT scanner.

An Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a hospital-quality scan that uses cutting-edge technology to look more closely at your retina. Many common eye diseases can creep up on you, without any significant symptoms. An OCT scan can help to detect eye conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

If you experience any sudden changes in your vision in between your regular eye examinations, please do contact us and we can conduct an emergency eye examination. Sudden loss of vision, pain or the appearance of persistent floaters or flashing lights should be checked by an optometrist as soon as possible to determine the cause of the condition and advise on the best course of action.