Eye examinations – the best value professional service available bar none.
Where can you get between 30 and 60 minutes of a university educated professional’s time for £50? Add to that a wealth of experience, continued education, high technology investments and fully trained support staff. Considering all of these factors, an eye examination proves to be the best £50 you will ever spend.
There is a difference between a ‘sight test’ and an eye examination. A sight test is helpful only in ascertaining the need for a corrective prescription. It does NOT tell the whole story. Other factors such as binocular vision (how your eyes work together) and accommodation (how well your eyes adjust their focus) also impact the spectacle prescription.
Regular eye examinations are the best way to detect eye health problems such as cataracts and glaucoma in time for effective treatment. These examinations could also uncover serious overall health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes or thyroid disorders.
Our optometrists recommend an annual eye examination. Prescriptions might only change every few years but it is important to monitor the general health of the eye on an annual basis to prevent and treat problems.
*The College of Optometrists is the Professional, Scientific and Examining Body for Optometry in the UK, working for the public benefit.
The Classic Eyes Eye Examination.
Our comprehensive eye examination includes a full retinal scan using the latest Optomap technology.
The Optomap® Retinal Exam captures an instantaneous, ultra-widefield (200 degree) digital scan of the retina. The optometrist then uses the ensuing image to evaluate the health of your eye and to make determinations. Early detection of any retinal abnormality may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases prevents vision loss. The Optomap Retinal Exam should be performed annually regardless of symptoms, so that the optometrist can observe subtle changes that occur as patient’s age .
Comparison between the Optomap system used at Classic Eyes and traditional methods of examining the retina:
For a more detailed explanation of the Optomap system see our Technology page.