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Eye care

Eye Examination

New Image Opticians has been looking after our local community for the past 20 years. Our senior Optometrist has many years of experience and is dedicated to fully assessing the health of your eyes.                                                                                                 

At New Image Opticians, You will be able to choose from two types of eye examination (explained below).  Your eye examination will be 30-50 minutes long to allow for a thorough eye check-up; regardless of the test you choose, you will always receive an exceptional level of care and advise for your eyes.    

Basic NHS/Private Examination

The basic NHS and private eye examination includes sufficient tests to ensure the health of your eyes, but does not cover the specialised eye scans that we would normally prefer. 

This examination includes: 

    1. Retinal Photgraphy: taking a photograph of the back of your eye. 

    2. A measurement of your prescription and advise on the next best step for the health of your eyes. 

    3. Basic forms of additional tests required will be covered.     

We recommend that you upgrade your sight test to our advanced eye examination which incorporates more detailed assessments and scans. It allows us to obtain a more in depth look into your eye and allows you to develop further understanding in regards to the health of your eyes. 

At the end of your eye examination, you will be given a copy of your prescription.  

Advanced Eye Examination

This is the most comprehensive and detailed eye examination we offer. This examination includes the following:


  1. OCT scan of the back of the eye: Ultrasounds scan of the retina. Please see the OCT scan section for full details of this scan. 

  2. Checking the pressure of your eyes known as intraocular pressure. Higher intraocular pressure in certain individuals can be an early sign of glaucoma. 

  3. A measurement of your prescription and comparison to your existing glasses to determine whether a new prescription is necessary. · An extended examination of your visual field (peripheral vision), to test for signs of glaucoma and other eye conditions. 

  4. Assessment of the extra ocular muscles, which control the eyes, to ensure that they co-ordinate properly. Your optometrist may also carry out additional tests (colour vision test, stereo acuity test etc) depending on your personal circumstances and needs. 


At the end of your eye examination, you will be given a copy of your prescription, a full report on the condition of your eyes and the results of any supplementary tests that were performed.


How long will my eye test take?

Typically sight tests will take around 30-50 minutes (depending on if additional tests are required).

How often should I get my eyes tested?

In most cases you will need a sight test once every two years, however this may vary in certain cases. If your previous sight test was with us, please call us to check when you are next due. If your last sight test was with another optician please contact them and they will be best positioned to assist you. 

What should I bring to my eye test?

While it is not imperative, it is beneficial to us if you can bring your most recent pair of glasses to your sight test (if applicable). If you are receiving benefits which entitle you to free sight tests then please bring proof of this with you. Also if you are taking any medication please have the name/s of these at hand.

Do I qualify for help from the NHS?

The NHS scheme provides help for individuals claiming certain benefits. If you are unsure as to whether you qualify for help please call us for more information.

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