Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to know my prescription when visiting?
If you're an existing patient, don't worry as all prescription records are kept on file so there is no need for you to be sure of your prescription.
How often should I have my eyes examined this weekend?
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When should my child have their first eye exam?
Children can be tested at any age but our recommendation for a child's first eye examination is around 2 years old. You can visit sooner if you feel your child may be struggling with an eye problem, our measure is that it's better to be safe than sorry. We always strive to make our exams as fun as possible for the child's benefit.
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How long does an eye exam last?
The length of an eye examination varies depending on the patient being examined but a typical test usually lasts between 25-35 minutes.
Do I receive NHS entitlements?
You may be entitled to a free eye examination for a number of reasons. Some of these include: if you are aged 60 or over, suffer from diabetes or glaucoma, you're aged 16 and under or if you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education.
Will I be suitable for contact lenses?
Contact lenses can be a great choice for those who want to partake in sports and other activities and also for those want the practicality of seeing clearly without the need for glasses. Fortunately, contact lens technology has improved drastically over the past few years meaning we can fit them according to your requirements.
Do I still need glasses if I wear contact lenses?
We always recommend that our patients keep a pair of up-to-date glasses in case you are temporarily unable to wear your contact lenses.
I've lost my contact lenses, can you help?
I'm very worried about an eye problem, can you see me urgently?
If you feel you are suffering from a serious eye problem then we encourage you to get in touch with the practice as soon as possible so we can discuss the problem and get to the crux of the matter in time.