Opticians near Thorpe Le Soken
Do you need an Opticians for an eye test near Thorpe Le Soken ?
We are an opticians near Thorpe Le Soken Essex. If you have noticed blurred vision or sight loss it is wise to book a full eye test soon. 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 by an optician near Thorpe Le Soken. Or 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.
You an check your vision online with the Zeiss Online Vision Screening app. Better vision also means more quality of life, as sight is our most important sensory organ. 80 percent of the impressions we receive of our environment are obtained through our eyes. The eye is called our “window to the world” for a very good reason. Having our eyes regularly tested by an Optometrist should be an integral part of preventive health care. Not only for yourself, but also for the safety of other people if you are driving in traffic, for example. In general, provided we do not have any existing or known eye problems, we should have our eyes tested once every two years. The ZEISS Online Vision Screening Check will provide you with an initial idea of the current performance of your eyes.
Stress free sight test / eye examination close to Thorpe Le Soken ?
During an eye test near Thorpe Le Soken we allow for plenty of time for you to explain your eye problems. After having made careful notes we will at the end of the stress free consultation, be able to give you advice and guidance as to how to best increase your visual comfort and clarity.
You may have had an eye examination previously and remember a stressful sudden puff of air on you eyes during the examination. This puff of air was used to check the pressure in your eyes. We now use a small eye drop to measure the pressure in both of your eyes. This is significantly less stressful than the air puff and also increases the accuracy of the pressure test. The pressure measurement using drops is the only NICE approved way and used routinely by the eye clinics. The drops used for taking eye pressure do not cause blurred vision or glare and you can drive straight after the test. An eye pressure reading is taking to help us assess your risk for Glaucoma.
Many eye diseases, if detected early, can be treated successfully. Regular eye tests can uncover both eye and systemic (entire body) problems. If these problems are left untreated, there is a risk of disability, suffering, and loss of productivity. The goals of an eye examination is to avoid or minimise adverse effects on the eye and vision, as well as to identify potential problems early in order to prevent any problems, which may lead to vision and or sight loss.
Minor eye care service paid for by the NHS:
Our Optical practice near Thorpe Le Soken is long established and we provide eye care for both routine examination and assessment for dry eye or sore eyes. We are registered to provide care for red eyes and sudden vision changes. This service is provided via MECS, see this link. MECS is an enhanced Optometric service in Essex, provided by Primary eycare Ltd.
We have an excellent interaction with our local eye clinic in Colchester. You can be referred for a second opinion to the local eye clinic if needed. this referral can also be directed to be urgent if you are at risk of sight loss. We can determine the urgency of your referral after an examination of your eyes at our practice.
We also offer advice over the phone, often after we have received an image of your eye. Use our contact page where we can help you further using email / txt and whatsapp.
Some referrals are made direct to your GP if the issue is related to your general health and not directly related to your eye sight.
How long does a full eye examination take near Thorpe Le Soken ?
Our examinations are booked an hour apart, this allows for a full stress free and comprehensive check on your eye sight and enables social distancing (no crowds) in the practice near Thorpe Le Soken. We do not rush our clients in and out of the practice and you will be guided through the eye test and spectacle lens advise in a considered and patient manner.