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Eye Examination

We offer eye examinations to determine vision strength and the health of the eyes. Patients can choose from a private eye consultation or a free NHS sight test, depending on individual eligibility. Vision is a precious gift and we are passionate about striving to preserve it.

Eye Examinations

All patients who book an eye examination at Eyesite Eyecare Centres will be delighted at the high standards of professional care and personal consideration. Extras such as slit lamp bio-microscope examination, tonometry and topography are conducted FREE of extra charge where deemed necessary as part of a standard examination at Eyesite Eyecare Centres.

We also offer Digital Retinal Fundus Photography and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

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Private Eye Consultations

A Private Eye Consultation by any of our qualified optometrists, registered with the General Optical Council costs £30.00. This consists of a collecting information about your symptoms and history, checking your external and internal eye muscles, measuring your refractive error (lens power), and where necessary, checking colour vision, intra-ocular pressures, central and peripheral visual fields. Back of eye and front of eye photography, corneal topography, OCT and visual stress assessments can also be conducted. The culmination of all this information is appropriate advice and guidance to you on the correct optical appliance for you.

NHS Sight Examination

Eyesite Eyecare Centres offers free NHS Eye Examination. If you are eligible for this you will be offered an eye examination FREE of charge dependent on NHS regulations. NHS Patients receive the same high level of care as Private Eye Consultations at Eyesite Eyecare Centres.

To be eligible for a free NHS eye examination you will be offered an eye examination free of charge dependent on NHS regulations as below:

 Age

  • you are under 16 years of age
  • you are under 19 and in full-time education
  • you are 60 or over

Health

  • you have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • you are 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • an ophthalmologist has advised you that you’re at risk of glaucoma
  • you are registered as blind or partially sighted
  • you are prescribed complex lenses, lenses with a power of 10 dioptres or more, or prism controlled bifocal lenses
  • your sight tests are usually done through a hospital eye department, as part of your care for an existing eye condition
  • you are a war pensioner and you need the sight test because of a disability for which you get a war pension

Income

  • You or your partner receive income support
  • You or your partner receive income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • You or your partner receive income-related employment and support allowance
  • You or your partner receives pension credit guarantee credit

You can also get a free NHS eye examination if you’re entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate.

Proving your entitlement to a free NHS eye examination

We may need proof of your age, for example, to prove that you are over 60 when you arrive at Eyesite Eyecare Centres for your sight test such as your birth certificate, NHS medical card, passport, travel concession card, pension award notice, or driving licence.

We may also need other proof of your entitlement to a free NHS eye examination, depending on your circumstances such as:

  • If you are entitled to full help with health costs, you will need to show your HC2 certificate or tax credit exemption certificate to the optometrist.
  • If you are registered as blind or partially sighted, the name and address of the local authority where you are registered has to be filled in on the GOS1 form.
  • If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma, or an ophthalmologist has advised that you are at risk of glaucoma, you need to put the name and address of your doctor on the GOS1 form.
  • If you already need a complex lens, if possible show the optometrist your last prescription or the glasses you are wearing.