Many people think that an eye exam is about checking whether you’ll need your vision correcting, when in fact in addition to your vision, an eye exam will assess the health of your eyes. This is vital for early detection of eye conditions and also other health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure or vascular disease.
Unless otherwise advised, you should get your eyes tested every two years. For #Eyeweek, Natalia our Branch Manager at our Aberdeen Belmont branch, tell us what you should expect during your eye exam:
“By attending regular eye tests - at least every 2 years, even more frequently in some cases - we are able to assess your overall vision to ensure your complete eyecare needs are being met.
At the initial assessment, we will use cutting-edge technology to gather accurate information of your eyes, including intraocular pressure, how well your eye focus and your field of vision.
During the eye exam itself, we will use a series of exercises, such as reading a wall chart, to determine if you need a prescription. Afterwards, your optometrist will be able to tell you if you need glasses and for what purpose. We will also make a recommendation on the type of lenses you need based on your prescription and lifestyle to ensure you receive a sharper, clearer and more comfortable visual experience. Should you need extra reassurance, we have additional services such as advanced OCT screeners is a number of our practices which can help detect signs of glaucoma or cataracts,
Once your eye exam is complete, you’ll have a consultation with a dispensing optician or assistant who will review your prescription and any recommendations you received. They’ll also show you the range of frames on offer, using their knowledge to make sure you find the perfect pair for your own individual style, face shape and taste
The eye exam is free if you live in Scotland and an appointment usually takes 30-40 minutes, so perfect for a lunch break. We also offer customer weekend appointments and late opening hours in some branches.
Why not book a free eye test with one of our specialists today!"