Eye Examination

We rely on our sight in all aspects of daily life, which is why having regular eye examinations is essential in terms of monitoring eye health and maintaining the best vision possible.

Here at John Weygang Optometrists LLP, we strive to provide the most thorough eye examination we can, utilising the latest technologies and equipment so that you, the patient, has 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 any extra checks are required (including how long these may take).

We have a general routine that we follow for every patient but as we like to treat each patient as an individual our optometrists will tailor the eye examination accordingly. This guarantees a considered eye examination that is executed smoothly, thoroughly and that keeps you as relaxed as possible.

As well as checking your vision and determining whether any vision correction is required (i.e. spectacles and contact lenses), we will also check the status of your binocular visual function (i.e. how well your two eyes work together). Depending on the circumstances, we may also check your visual fields (i.e. your peripheral vision in each eye) as well as measuring your intraocular pressures (i.e. the fluid pressures of each eye) although these are not always necessary in everyone’s case.

The most important part of the eye examination is to check the health of your eyes and to detect any potential eye conditions that may be present (e.g. Glaucoma, Cataract, and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - to name a few). To help us in doing this, we have our digital retinal cameras. These allow us to take digital photographs of the retina (i.e. the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye), enabling us to maintain a more accurate record of the health of the retina that can be used for direct comparison and more effective monitoring on any future visits. Combining this with modern eye examination techniques, we can ensure all is done to help prevent unnecessary deterioration to your eye health and, in turn, your vision.

Our optometrists will always explain the results of the various assessments and you will always be given every opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The recommendations given to you at the end of the eye examination will take several factors into account, including your occupation, workplace environment, lifestyle and any leisure pursuits you may have. This is so that we can meet your visual needs in the best and most effective way possible.

How often should one have an eye examination?

We advise regular eye examinations for everyone regardless of age and this applies even if you or the person in question does not appear to be experiencing any difficulties. 

Please contact us if you have any queries about or relating to our eye examinations. We will be more than happy to help you.

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