Eye tests in Heswall
At Eye 2 Eye, we take your eye test very seriously. That is why we allow at least 30 minutes for each examination, which is much longer than most other opticians.
We have invested heavily in the latest equipment to ensure that every part of your sight test is as thorough and accurate as possible.
What happens in an eye test?
Before your eye exam begins our team will guide you through a series of preliminary examinations.
We will estimate your prescription and measure your intra-ocular pressures in order to give the optometrist all the information they require to give you a thorough examination. We may assess your visual fields at this point.
Our team member will also run through a few quick questions with you to ensure we fully understand your eye care needs.
The actual eye examination itself is conducted by one of our highly experienced optometrists. The main parts of the eye examination include:
A discussion of your eye health
Formulation of your prescription for your spectacles or contact lenses
A thorough check of your eye health
A summary of the optician's findings, along with recommendations and after-care.
Answering your questions about eye examinations
Do I need to know my prescription when visiting?
If you're an existing patient at Eye 2 Eye Opticians in Heswall, don't worry. All prescription records are kept on file so there is no need for you to be sure of your prescription.
How often should I have my eyes examined?
Aged 15 or below - once every year
Aged 16-69 years - once every 2 years
Aged 70 years and over - every year
Diabetic and Glaucoma patients - every year
Aged 40 years and over with an immediate relative with Glaucoma - every year
How long does an eye exam last?
Do I receive NHS entitlements?
if you are aged 60 or over
suffer from diabetes or glaucoma
you're aged 16 and under
or if you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education.
I'm very worried about an eye problem, can you see me urgently?
How do I book an appointment?
Do eye examinations hurt?
No. We use state of the art technology and non-invasive techniques to carry out your eye test. Our professionally trained staff will guide you through the process at every step and will be happy to answer any questions you have.