Eye Examinations

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We welcome both private and NHS patients, adults, and children.

NHS sight tests are paid for by the NHS for eligible groups of patients - either for clinical reasons or for people and their dependants who are in receipt of certain income-based benefits. Please click here for more information.

Eye Test Equiptment
David Wood Eye Examination Test Equipment

A sight test includes:​​

  • The taking of clinical notes to assess the liklihood of inherited eye disease, side effects from medication and signs and symptoms that you report

  • The determination of a full spectacle prescription, if required

  • A health check of the interior of the eye using special instrumentation to look for signs of abnormalities

  • An assessment of the exterior eye and closely related structures e.g. the eyelids

  • The taking of the pressures inside the eye - high pressures being a sign of glaucoma.


If deemed necessary, a full eye examination may also include:

  • A fields check - to ensure there is no loss of vision in the central field of view as well as around the edges

  • Fundus photography - the taking of a photo of the back of the eye to look for any abnormalities and as a permanent visual record of your ocular health

  • A slit lamp examination - to look at the external and internal structures of the eye under high magnification