Simon Kleyn Opticians Optometrist near Holland on Sea
For an eye test or sight examination at an Opticians near Holland on Sea call us today:
For an Opticians near Holland on Sea we are local to you and have appointments available. We are a long established and can help you with eye problems. If you have noticed blurred vision or sight loss it is time to book a full eye test. We will be able to explain why your eye sight has changed. There can be various reasons, such as a difference in eye focus. This is usually easily fixed with a spectacle lens or new glasses, call us today for an appointment, our Opticians is near Holland on Sea.
You may notice more glare driving, especially at night or when driving towards a low setting sun. This is likely due to glare and a good optical practice can examine your eyes and help you with reducing those symptoms. A lens with an anti reflection coating will help for driving at night time. A polarized lens will help during the day. Glare can be caused by minor cataracts / corneal problems / scratched spectacle lenses or poorly focussed eyes. A professional optical practice can examine your eyes fully and help you with reducing those symptoms.
Further signs you should see a MECS Optometrist for an eye test at our Opticians near Holland on Sea are blurred vision for which you may need new glasses, sight loss, flashes and floaters, eye strain or gritty eyes. MECS is an enhanced Optometric service in Essex, provided by Primary eycare Ltd.
If you need treatment for Cataract we can refer you to New Medica, the waiting time for an initial assessment is about 6 weeks. An appointment for treatment is scheduled soon afterwards.
Stress free a sight test at our Opticians near Holland on Sea:
At Simon Kleyn Opticians, we have the ability to easily provide retinal ultra wide detailed imaging from our opticians near Holland on Sea. Located at the back of your eye, the retina is the only location in your entire body where blood vessels can be viewed easily. If you are vulnerable to diseases such as a stroke, diabetes and heart disease, we will be able to identify early signs of these conditions in your retina. We use the latest Optos imaging technology to ensure our retinal imaging services are as accurate and efficient as possible. Eye drops are not usually needed using this modern eye camera, so you can drive home again straight after the stress free session.
We also have an OCT camera at our opticians near Holland on Sea to examine the optic nerve and macula in greater detail, if needed after the Optos examination. The OCT cost may be covered by the local MECS scheme, depending on our findings and your symptoms. Early macular changes may show as minor blurred vision and possibly missing letters whilst reading. Early macular degeneration is usually dry and slow moving, for this you should be taking supplements and use and amsler chart. However a small proportion of dry macular change progresses to wet macular change, if this is suspected by the Optometrist an OCT is used to differentiate between dry and wet macular changes. If you eye nerve appears unusual and is possibly affected by the pressure in your eye we would recommend an OCT scan of the optic nerve head.
You may remember a fairly noticeable puff of air on you eye during a previous eye test. The air puff is used as part of an examination for Glaucoma. This puff of air is used to check the pressure in your eyes. At our Opticians near Holland on Sea we now use a small eye drop to check the pressure in your eyes. These drops do not affect the focussing of your eyes and you will be able to see clearly to drive after the examination. This is less stressful than the puff of air, increases the accuracy of the pressure test and does not cause any splatter of tears. An eye pressure reading is taken to help us assess your risk of Glaucoma.
Minor eye care service, paid for by the NHS at Optician near Holland on Sea:
We are an established Opticians near Holland on Sea and provide eye care for both routine examination and assessment for grittiness in the eyes and discomfort with eyes. Our practice is also registered to provide care for red eyes and sudden vision changes. This service is provided and paid for by the NHS under MECS. You can call us direct for eye problems, there is no need to call the GP / Pharmacist first. GPs used to treat eyes in the past, recently there has been a shift to MECS Optometrist who provide initial assessment and treatment for minor eye problems. If this can not be treated locally then you can be referred to the excellent eye clinic in Colchester. The eye clinic is now above the walk in centre of the main Hospital in Colchester. There is a lift from the ground floor to the eye clinic.
How long does an eye test near Holland on Sea take ?
We book our eye tests one hour apart, this allows for a full and comprehensive check on your vision and enables proper social distancing in the practice. We do not rush our clients as the eye test can take up to one hour and you will be guided through the eye test and spectacle lens and frame advise in a considered stress free and patient manner.
Free and easy parking, Ground floor access:
There is free parking just outside our Opticians near Holland on Sea, one slight step into the practice. We do have a ramp for access, this is very rarely needed. The whole Opticians is on the ground floor, no internal steps, the floor is carpeted with non slip tiles.