Signs you need an eye test or sight examination at an Opticians near Thorpe Le Soken:
IF you have noticed a change in your vision or sight loss it is wise to book a full eye test at an opticians in order to find out why your eye sight has decreased. There can be various reasons, such as a change in eye focus which may be easily fixed with a spectacle lens by the optician. 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.
Stress free sight test / eye examination close to Thorpe Le Soken ?
During an eye test 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 consultation, be able to give you advise and guidance as to how to best increase your visual comfort and clarity.
You may have had an eye examination previously and remember a fairly 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.
Our Optical practice 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.
How long does an eye test by Thorpe Le Soken ?
Our examinations are booked an hour apart, this allows for a full and comprehensive check on your eye sight and enables social distancing (no crowds) in the practice. 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.