Regular eye examinations are extremely important as there is a far greater chance of successfully treating any visual problem if it is detected at an early stage.
Because the deterioration of your sight can be a very slow process, you may genuinely not notice that you are not seeing as well as you could. Regular eye examinations are extremely important as there is a far greater chance of successfully treating any visual problem if it is detected at an early stage. This statement is particularly true with young children and the elderly.
At Clyde View Opticians, we pride ourselves on getting to know our patients and meeting your individual needs. Our Optometrists work within a flexible appointment system with the latest ocular testing equipment to ensure a comprehensive examination of your eye health and vision.
During the eye examination, a number of questions regarding any eye or vision problems that you may be experiencing will be asked. This will include questions about your general health and medications, lifestyle and hobbies. This information aids the Optometrist in building a picture of your particular circumstances and is fundamental in being able to make an accurate assessment of further advice, medication and dispensing.
A staple part of any eye examination is the sight/vision/acuity test and your vision will be assessed in part using an LCD chart. Some of the procedures in establishing your spectacle prescription are carried out by the Optometrist objectively, whereas others will require some input from you. Although the terminology of a sight ‘test’ is common, please be assured that it is not a formal ‘test’ as such – there are no wrong answers you can give! The health of your eyes will also be examined, using a range of different measuring equipment.
An eye examination usually takes between 25-30 minutes, at the end of which the Optometrist will discuss their findings with you. Please feel free to ask questions or for clarification at this stage.
If new spectacles are recommended for you, our Dispensing Staff will give you all the help and advice you may need, after the optometrist has clearly outlined your requirements.