YOUR EYE EXAMINATION
Dray's Eyecare offer a range of routine eye examinations, that can be tailored to your clinical and lifestyle needs. All consultations are performed by highly qualified and experienced Optometrists, in our modern consulting room, equipped with the latest equipment, for accurate prescription assessment and eye health analysis.
A traditional eye examination starts with our staff and Optometrists asking questions about your lifestyle, along with your medical history, general health, family history and pre existing conditions, we will also examine your current spectacles and ascertain how you see with them. We use specialised equipment examine your eyes and ensure they are healthy, we may also take you eye pressure. The final part of your examination is for our Optometrist to determine if you can see correctly at all distances and to ascertain if there is a need for a new prescription. At the end of the examination we will explain our findings and results and will demonstrate any visual improvement made.
The enhanced eye exam is a complete health check of your eyes anatomy, from the front to back and builds upon the foundations of the traditional eye exam. We perform additional tests and imaging to asses how well you see at night, as well as during daylight and look for indicators for issues that may arise in the future. We take specific images of your lens to asses any developing cataracts and your eye's aqueous drainage system, that indicate glaucoma risk. We also image and create a map of your cornea, that allows us to asses any issues with the front of your eye. Additional diagnostic procedures may also be incorporated such as a dilated retinal assessment or field of vision test.
An eye examination is often not a "one size fits all" service, people often have jobs or pastimes that require a very specific visual correction. Well known examples of this are office workers who view computers all day, or pilots that need close vision looking upward, but it may be something such as sports like snooker, skiing or shooting. Whatever your visual needs, not matter how complex or erroneous you think it may be, there will be a set of tests that our experienced Optometrists can employ, to satisfy your requirements and give you the competitive edge, when it comes to visual peformance.
Eye examinations for young people under the age of 19 and in full time education are fully funded by the NHS. It is important to have your children's eyes examined on a regular basis, as part on their health routine, in the same way as going the dentist. Children can have an eye examination from any age, but routinely from the age of 3. The tests we perform do not rely on children knowing the alphabet, we have specially designed eye charts, just for children. Having an eye test can be quite an enjoyable experience, with lots of bright colours and pictures to keep them engaged. We pay special attention to younger children's muscle balance, as this can be helped from an early age, we may also check their colour recognition.