Eye Tests

Comprehensive eye tests with Gormley Opticians

Our qualified Optometrists ensure that all our patients receive a full and thorough eye test. We aim to offer the best possible advice about eyes and vision related health problems.

Eye tests are not only so we can advise you about the best type of glasses or contact lenses, but we also check your general health by looking at the back of your eyes, to see whether you have any symptoms of disease.

We can see the warning signs of diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts and heart problems. Early detection means you get the best possible care and treatment available and minimise the effect on your health.

Optician reviewing scan

Do I need an eye test?

Gormley Opticians always recommend that you book an eye test at least every two years.

If you notice any difference in your vision, are aged over 60, have family history of eye problems, or have started experiencing any symptoms, it’s best to book an eye test appointment as soon as possible.

Types of eye tests

Our opticians use a wide variety of eye tests and procedures to examine your eyes. The eye tests range from simply reading an eye chart, to complex eye tests, like using a high-powered lens to examine the structures in your eyes.

Eye tests are usually categorised into one of three different types of eye exams: a comprehensive eye exam, a routine eye exam, and a contact lens exam.

Tests we carry out on most if not all our patients are:

  • Peripheral Visual Field testing
  • Intra Ocular Pressure Measurement
  • Digital Retinal Photography
  • Anterior Eye Digital Imaging
  • OCT 3D Scans of the Retina
  • Optomap Widefield Retinal Imaging

How long does an eye test take?

Eye tests vary in length depending on eye health.

A full eye test at Gormley Opticians can last up to 45 minutes.

At Gormley Opticians, your optician will determine what clinical tests are needed to provide the correct glasses or contact lenses. When necessary, the optician will refer the patient for a medical opinion.

Common Eye Conditions

The most common eye conditions that lead to loss of vision or blindness are:

  • Cataracts.
  • Diabetes-related retinopathy.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Age-related macular degeneration.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can an eye test detect serious problems?

Yes, eye tests can detect early signs of illness and disease. Many diseases start with little or no obvious symptoms, yet they can be picked up in a routine eye test.

How should I prepare for an eye test?
There are some ways to prepare to ensure your exam runs smoothly and as easily as possible.

Please bring, your current glasses and contact lenses, and be prepared to explain any eye health issues or vision issues you have been experiencing since your last eye test.

It is also useful to know your family eye health history and share this with your optician.

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Eye tests are important to ensure your eyes stay healthy. They indicate if you need to start wearing glasses, or if your prescription has changed and are also vitally important for detecting common eye conditions.