Types of Appointment we offer
Adult Eye Test
Regular eye tests are crucial to maintain eye health and to preserve your vision. We offer comprehensive eye examinations in all our London and Kent practices, which last approximately half an hour and are performed by our highly experienced optometrists.
Our eye specialist will ask you about any sight concerns you may have to ensure these are addressed thoroughly. Your eyes will be examined both internally and externally for signs of abnormality or disease. Your prescription will also be checked to ensure your glasses still meet your individual requirements.
During your first appointment, you will be asked additional questions about your ocular history, general health and family history.
After your eye examination, our expert team of dispensing opticians will discuss lenses and frames options with you to help you find the best solution for your individual needs.
Children's Eye Test
Children can have an eye test at any age, as being able to read is not necessary. Untreated eye problems in children affect their development, so it’s important to have their eyes checked early - especially before they start school.
Eye tests for children are performed by our trained optometrists using a special equipment adapted to their specific needs. For children who are still unable to read, we use specially designed charts that allow them to recognise shapes or pictures.
Our specialists know that the testing room can feel a little intimidating, so they will adopt techniques to make it feel as welcoming as possible. Parents are allowed in the testing room throughout the entire test.
All children under 16 are entitled to a free eye test and a contribution towards glasses paid by the NHS. Students in full-time education are also eligible.
Contact Lens Initial Fitting
Our optometrists are specialised in fitting contact lenses. Contact lenses can offer advantages over spectacles, providing a wider field of view and sharper vision. They are also ideal to wear while doing sport, and facilitate outdoor activities.
Before wearing contact lenses, you will need a thorough eye examination, as well as a contact lens assessment. Our expert will check your eye health and will take some crucial measurements, such as base curve and diameter, that will help determine the best fit.
Once you try contact lenses on, additional vision and comfort assessments will be carried out. Our optometrist will also teach you how to wear contact lenses, and how to correctly take care of them.
Choosing the right contact lenses is a very subjective and individual experience, and depends on your prescription, lifestyle and wearing time. Some people opt for daily contact lenses, some prefer monthly contact lenses. The range of options available is wide, and the optometrist’s role is crucial to help you through this process.
Contact Lens Aftercare
A contact lens aftercare is a very important assessment that allows our optometrist to check whether your contact lenses are still right and comfortable for you. Especially if you’ve been wearing contact lenses for a while, you’ll need to ensure that your eyes are still healthy and your vision is clear.
During the assessment, our contact lens specialist will also be able to offer advice on any discomfort you may have, including dryness or irritation.
As things evolve and change in life, you may find that your current contact lenses are not the best fit for you anymore. A contact lens aftercare is the best occasion to rediscuss your lenses choice and, if needed, switch to lenses that better match your lifestyle.
Please note that routine aftercare is part of wearing contact lenses, and it’s important to book one regularly.
Enhanced Private Sight Test (OCT scan)
Many serious eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and early diabetic retinopathy are ‘silent’ and don’t display any visible symptoms until they’ve already damaged your eyesight. An OCT 3D scan allows us to pinpoint the very first signs of these vision-threatening conditions and advise treatment before it’s too late.
Our comprehensive OCT eye health and spectacle prescription check is the ‘gold standard’ of eye testing carried-out by our registered optometrists.
An OCT 3D scan is one of the most important pieces of equipment we use. Its revolutionary technology uses light waves to capture detailed images of the normally-hidden layers beneath your retina and enables your optometrist to identify the slightest abnormalities in your eyes and monitor changes over time, to ensure that your eyesight remains clear throughout your lifetime.
OCT scans are available in select practices only.
Myopia Control in Children
Studies have shown that Myopia rates are increasing, leading us to the subject of 'Myopia Control'. Myopia Control is the practice of attempting to slow down the progress of myopia, particularly in children.
Research conducted by CooperVision has shown that the number of shortsighted children has greatly increased over the past 10 years. Myopia is very common in children, with the yearly myopia progression rate being the fastest in children under the age of 10.
Myopia is irreversible. However, with Myopia Control it is now possible to slow down its progression. Special technology glasses and contact lenses have been proven to curb the rate of progression of myopia in children.
Please get in touch with your nearest practice for more information.
Visual stress is an occurrence used to describe visual discomfort and potential distortions in text. The most common form of discomfort is when reading black text on a white page. This is because the light reflected from the white of the page contains all of the wavelengths of light, which in turn causes the brain to struggle to process the text on the page.
Colorimetry is when we use filters of different colours and tints to relieve this visual stress or discomfort felt by the individual. The coloured filters come in the form of specialist coloured overlay or tinted lens. Please get in touch to book a Colorimetry Test in our Stratford practice.