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Eye Examinations

Your sight is your most important sense.

It can never be replaced.
If you experience problems with your eyes and eyesight it can affect your whole life, which is why regular eye examinations should be part of your overall health care.

At Michael Offord’s we have invested in the latest technology and our Optometrists undertake continuous professional training to offer you a comprehensive and thorough eye examination.
In addition to a full eye examination we can offer OCT(Ocular Coherence Tomography) Digital Retinal Photography and Visual Field Tests, all of which can detect early signs of eye conditions and give a better overall image of the health of your eyes.
An eye examination alone may not always detect abnormalities and one way of ensuring your eyes are healthy is to take advantage of our Digital Retinal Photography and 3D OCT Scanner.*

 

An eye examination can determine many factors:
•Are you safe to drive? Many people are unaware that their vision falls short of the legal requirements till they have an examination.
•Could you see better? An eye exam will tell you whether your sight could be improved.
•Your general health: By having your eyes examined it can pick up on other health issues such as high blood pressure and Diabetes.
•Reveal potentially sight threatening diseases: Unlike other parts of the body that give rise to signs of all not being well, conditions that affect eyes can be asymptomatic and not revealed till an examination. An eye examination can detect Glaucoma and the earlier it is detected the greater the chance of successful treatment.

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*There is an additional charge for these services, please enquire at the time of booking your appointment

Service Price
Eye Examination £35
Initial Contact Lens Consultation £35
Contact Lens Aftercare Appointment £35
OCT £30
Digital Retinal Photography £10
Student Eye Exam £20
Unscheduled Appointment £20

NHS Eyecare entitlements

You qualify for a free NHS funded sight test if you are:

  • aged under 16, or aged under 19 and in full-time education
  • aged 60 or over
  • registered blind or partially sighted
  • diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • aged 40 or over and you are the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher

You are also entitled to a free NHS sight test if:

  • you receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution based)
  • you receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • you receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • you are awarded Universal Credit
  • you are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • you are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

Charges for optional private procedures, such as digital retinal imaging, may apply.