Benefits of Eyecare
We all rely on our eyes in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Sight deterioration can be very gradual and our eyes, unlike teeth, don't normally let us know in an obvious way when there is something wrong. Regular routine eye examinations are therefore vital to ensure that we maintain optimum vision and healthy eyes throughout our lives.
The Routine Eye Examination
Unless otherwise advised, examinations are advised every two years. It may be necessary more frequently depending on your age and medical history. At Evans & Hughes, your optometrist will carry out all the necessary clinical tests to ensure that a full true and accurate picture of your ocular health and visual status is achieved. This will include:
Discussing your symptons and visual requirements
Your personal and family medical history
Examining the eye - the health of your eyes will be assessed both internally and externally to help detect any eye conditions and any underlying general medical conditions.
Vision assessment and corrective measurement
Eye movements and co-ordination
Your practioner may also need to conduct further additional tests (including visual field assessment and intra-ocular pressure measurement) to completely assess your ocular health and visual status.
Your optometrist will then issue your prescription explaining the findings and the reasons for any prescription or referral. If you require a new prescription or simply want a pair of spectacles at Evans & Hughes Opticians, your Optometrist will still be on hand if your require any further advice regarding your eyewear.
There are also many other types of eye examinations and tests available at our practices including Contact Lens fittings/After-care, Low Vision Assessments, Scotopic Sensitivity/Dyslexia, diabetic retinopathy screening and many more. It is therefore important that when you make your appointment, that we know which service you require - for more details on these more specific assessments, check out our vision services page.