Eye Exams

Eye Exam Regular eye examinations are important for all age’s vision and health care. Exams are usually every two years although for youngsters’ or some eye conditions more frequent examinations may be advised. Eye exams can help to identify conditions such as glaucoma and diabetes at an early stage allowing them to be effectively treated.

In children, it is essential to diagnose sight problems early to prevent learning and development problems. If you already wear glasses or contact lenses please remember to bring them with you, the optometrist may ask you to wear them during a test. Please also bring any details of medication that you may currently be taking or have recently taken.

Our highly qualified optometrists each with over twenty five years’ experience take a comprehensive medical history, and details of any symptoms. This is important as some eye problems are closely related to health, lifestyle, and hereditary factors.

Each eye test is performed to meet your individual needs; assessing your prescription in detail, to ensure outstanding vision. The optometrists have a range of state of the art equipment that they can utilise if required.

GDX scanner

Eye Exam Ellis and Killpartrick are one of the very few opticians to offer this technology which provides an additional glaucoma check recommended to ALL patients over 40 years with a family history of glaucoma, or who show any “suspect” results from the routine glaucoma checks.

The equipment scans the back of the eye with a polarising laser and measures and compares the thickness of the nerve fibre layer against normal eyes. This layer becomes damaged in glaucoma, leading to a gradual loss of peripheral vision.

Retinal Screening

This screens for potentially serious conditions that can not only affect your eyes but your health. Using our state of the art fundus camera we take an image of the back of your eye. This image lets our optometrist assess your eyes' health, allowing them to quickly diagnose any common eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetes and glaucoma. This image is stored allowing the optometrists to monitor any changes to your retina at each eye test. The latest software enables the optometrist to overlay previous images for better comparison.

Retinal screening is provided at a supplementary charge.

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