If you have a complex eye condition speak to our experts at a specialist clinic

Sometimes you need to visit the optician for more than a routine eye examination. Conditions like diabetes and glaucoma can mean that you need specialised care for your eyes, but all too often it’s difficult to find this.

At Eye Emporium, we are committed to the health of your eyes. That’s why we offer a range of specialist clinics in each of our practices.

We currently offer dry eye clinics, glaucoma clinics, and diabetic clinics.

Dry eye clinic

Do your eyes:

  • Burn?
  • Sting?
  • Feel gritty?
  • Water excessively?
  • Feel tired or sensitive to light?

If you’re suffering from any of these feelings, it’s possible that you have dry eye.

Dry eye is the term for a condition which affects the quality or quantity of tears that your eyes produce, leaving your eyes feeling dry, irritated and uncomfortable. It can be caused by a number of factors, including certain medications, age, and even air conditioning or heating.

While not serious, this condition can be extremely uncomfortable and affect simple day-to-day tasks like driving or working at your computer. However, many people are worried about visiting their optician in case the problem is severe.

Actually, dry eye is simple to treat, and after a thorough assessment our skilled optician will be able to analyse your condition to determine the possible cause. This means that we can prescribe a suitable treatment and monitor the condition until it is under control.

Possible treatments for dry eye include eye drops or ointment, a heat compress, massage, or blink exercises.

Dry eye clinics are currently running in our all practices. Call 0800 020 9202 for more information or to book your appointment.

Glaucoma clinic

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the UK. Often, the condition shows no symptoms until it has already caused damage to your eyes, so it’s vital that you attend regular routine examinations with your optician.

This condition occurs when there is a build-up of pressure in the eye. If left untreated it can cause irreversible blindness which happens progressively, starting with your peripheral vision.

There are a number of factors that may increase your chances of developing glaucoma, including age (those over the age of 40 are at a slightly higher risk), family history (if someone in your immediate family has glaucoma you are at a higher risk), and medical history (if you have diabetes you are at a higher risk) are a few.

A standard eye examination at Eye Emporium will test you for signs of glaucoma. If you’re considered to be at risk, or there is concern that you may have glaucoma, you will be invited to attend our glaucoma clinic.

At the clinic, your optician will further assess your eyes to diagnose you and decide on an appropriate treatment. This assessment is non-invasive and your optician will talk you through each test before it is carried out.

Glaucoma clinics are currently running in our all practices. Call 0800 020 9202 for more information or to book your appointment.

Diabetic clinic

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes a problem with insulin production in the body. This results in excess glucose levels in the blood stream, which can damage blood vessels in the body, including inside the eye. When diabetes affects the eye is it called diabetic retinopathy.

At Eye Emporium, we offer an expert diabetic clinic to give you a detailed evaluation of the condition of your eyes. Once completed, the findings are sent on to your GP for their records.

The examination includes:

  • A measurement of your vision
  • Tests to determine whether you require vision correction
  • Tests to see how well your eyes work together
  • Dilated retinal examination using both digital retinal photography and the latest clinical techniques
  • Measurement of intra-ocular pressures (pressure in your eyes)
  • Visual fields assessment
  • Checking the overall health of the eye
  • Presentation of your results, and a report of our findings for your GP

Diabetic clinics are currently running in our all practices. Call 0800 020 9202 for more information or to book your appointment.

For more information or to book your next eye examination please call your local practice on 0800 020 9202.