So what happens in a typical eye examination?
No two exams are the same, and each is tailored to your needs, so you may find different tests are carried out at each visit, and two members of the same family may need quite different visits. But some common features exist in all exams. We will ask a series of questions about why you have come to see us, about symptoms and about your medical history – if you take any medications, always try to bring a list of what you are taking with you (or bring the packets with you).
Once we have completed the necessary tests we will be in a position to give you our advice – not only on your need for glasses, but on ways to improve how you use your eyes. This may include advice on diet, lifestyle and possibly even exercises to help develop key skills. As a practice we have an international reputation for our work with vision therapy and we are able to bring this experience into even a routine eye examination. You should receive a written statement of the results of the eye exam – keep this safe as it may be useful if you lose your glasses whilst abroad. We are often asked to complete medical forms for the forces, for employers and for DVLA, and we are always happy to do so – just ask (there may be charges involved).