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Eye Examinations

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, each of which can detect early signs of eye conditions and give a better overall image of the health of your eyes.
An eye examination can determine:
• If your vision meets legal driving requirements. Many people are unaware that their vision falls short of the legal requirements till they have an examination.
  If your glasses or contact lenses could be improved 
•  Your general health. Eye examinations can pick up on other health issues such as high blood pressure and Diabetes.
•  Potentially sight threatening diseases: Many eye conditions can have no symptoms until they become irreversible. Eye tests will help to detect conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration in their early stages.

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Eye Examination
Initial Contact Lens Consultation
Contact Lens Aftercare Appointment
Visual Field Test
Student Eye Exam
Unscheduled Appointment


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
*Are aged 40 or over and you are the parent, child, brother or sister of a person diagnosed with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are 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 OCT scans, may apply.