Regular eye examinations are vital for ensuring healthy eyes. We use the latest innovations in eyecare technology to make sure your eyes are functioning at their best. As well as testing your vision, we also use advanced equipment to check for signs of eye diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetes. Many of these conditions have few or no symptoms in their early stages, so regular testing is key to early detection and gives you the best chance of successful treatment.
Your Eye Exam
Your eye exam will usually take around 30 minutes and will be tailored for you and your unique requirements. We’ll check your central vision, peripheral vision and how well your eyes work together, as well as looking at the overall health of your eyes. Our tests are also adaptable to be accessible and easy to understand for children.
We generally recommend that adults book in for an eye examination every 2 years. However, this is dependent on your age and general health. If you have a condition such as glaucoma or diabetes, your optometrist may advise more frequent eye exams to track any changes in your eye health.
An essential part of your eye exam is the 4D OCT scan. We’re proud to be the first and only opticians in the Channel Islands to have the Spectralis® system, and one of only a small number across the UK. This advanced retinal imaging technology enables a more in-depth view of the back of the eye than traditional retinal photography, while allowing your optometrist to maintain a COVID-safe distance.
Your results and aftercare
After your eye exam, we’ll talk you through your results. If you need a prescription to correct your vision, we’ll guide you through the options available. If you choose glasses, our dispensing opticians are on hand to help you find the perfect frames to suit you. If you decide to try contact lenses, we’ll guide you through the process of choosing the best type for your lifestyle and prescription. We also provide advice on caring for your lenses, and can help you get used to applying and removing them.