At what age should my child have an eye examination?

It is a good idea to take your child for an eye examination when they reach school age. We can then check that your child’s eyes are healthy and that there is nothing that might hinder their learning and education. We recommend that your child returns for an eye test every two years.

For more information on eye tests in children, check out this NHS page.

How often should I have an eye test?

Adults should have an eye examination tested every two years. If you experience any changes in your vision or you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment sooner.

What is Myopia?

Myopia, or short-sightedness causes problems with how a person sees distant objects. Affecting up to 1 in 3 people in the UK, this is often a condition that starts in childhood. Vision Clinic now offer a range of myopia management services to correct and treat the condition to prevent it from becoming worse with age.

My eyesight is perfect – why do I need to go to the optometrists?

Many progressive eye conditions do not cause any noticeable symptoms in the early stages. Sight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, when diagnosed early, can be treated to slow the progression of the disease and preserve your vision.

Why do I have dry eyes?

Dry eyes can be caused by a range of medical, lifestyle and environmental circumstances. The condition can be caused by certain medications, conditions such as lupus, air-conditioned atmospheres, frequent use of digital devices and contact lenses. For help with your condition, visit our specialist dry eye clinic.

I’ve noticed dots and lines in my vision. Should I be concerned?

Seeing dots and lines in your vision can be alarming, but it is usually nothing to worry about. Eye floaters are often caused by changes to the vitreous that occurs with aging. If the floaters increase suddenly or you notice flashes of light in the same eye, contact the Vision Clinic team as soon as possible.

For more information on floaters, watch this video by the College of Optometrists:

I’m experiencing flashes of light in my vision. What should I do?

Eye flashes can be a result of natural aging or migraines with aura. They can, however be a symptom of retinal detachment or retinal tears which is serious and sight-threatening. If you are experiencing new flashes or more than normal, it’s a good idea to talk to the Vision Clinic team so we can check that your eyes are healthy.

Am I eligible for NHS vouchers?

NHS optical vouchers can help towards the cost of your glasses or contact lenses. To check if you are eligible, click here.

What are cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that can cause blurry vision and eventual blindness. Because cataracts aren’t painful in the early stages, it is important that you get your eyes tested regularly for an early diagnosis, treatment and surgery.

Learn more about cataracts in this educational video:

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a progressive disease caused by a build-up of fluid in the front part of the eye. It tends to develop slowly with no symptoms in the early stages but without treatment, it can lead to blindness.

To learn more about glaucoma, watch the video below:

Are you taking new patients?

Yes, we are always eager for new patients to become long-term customers at Vision Clinic. Book an appointment today.

Are you an NHS practice?

We offer both NHS funded and private eye examinations.

Do you do colour vision tests?

Yes. If you’re applying for a job where colour vision is important for safety purposes, we can test whether you have colour vision deficiency.

Are you open in the late evening?

On Wednesdays, Vision Clinic is open until 7pm.

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How much time will I get with the optometrist?

Vision Clinic are committed to offering every patient an in-depth consultation which can last up to 60 minutes depending on your needs.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we have integrated a payment technology which can allow you to split the costs of your  eyewear over the course of 4 months or less. We offer fast, easy and flexible payment plans that are tailored to each patient. Give us a call or pop into the practice to discuss your payment preferences with us.

How much is an OCT scan?

An OCT scan is £35. To find out more about this innovative technology, click here.