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Your Eye Test Explained


Why Are Eye Tests So Important?

Deterioration of your eye health can be so gradual that it can be hard to notice.


Woodings Opticians recommend a regular eye test for adults and kids alike.


As well as checking for changes to your vision, a thorough eye examination enables us to ensure you get the best eye care possible for you and your family.

What Happens in an Eye Test?

You don’t need to know your prescription before coming to see us, but if you have a prescription from your previous optometrist then you may like to bring this with you.

You can expect your appointment to last between 25 - 35 minutes.


The eye exam includes tests for common eye conditions including cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration as well as health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.


During the eye test, our qualified optometrist will discuss any health problems with you and check your vision to determine your prescription. 


Afterwards, our optometrist will hand you over to a member of our dispensing team who will guide you through our range of frames and lenses if required.



NHS Eye Test Eligibility

We welcome NHS patients for eye examinations at Woodings Opticians. 

You're entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:

  • are under 16

  • are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education

  • are 60 or over

  • are registered as partially sighted or blind

  • have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma

  • are 40 or over and your mother, father, sibling or child has been diagnosed with glaucoma

  • have been advised by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) that you're at risk of glaucoma

  • are a prisoner on leave from prison

  • are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optician can advise you about your entitlement.

For full details about NHW entitlement, please visit the NHS website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team

Enhanced Eye Examinations

We have invested in the latest technology to offer you an enhanced eye exam, including an OCT scan and Macular Pigment Screening. 


Using our state-of-the-art equipment, these non-invasive, painless screenings can detect changes to the health of your eyes, which may signify a problem long before it becomes noticeable. 


These tests are not funded by the NHS or our standard eye examinations, therefore there is an additional cost. 


Please enquire about our advanced eye tests when making your appointment, or if you have any questions, then do not hesitate to ask.

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