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Eye Examinations

The more you know about your eyes the easier it is to make sure they stay healthy and fit for life.

Regular eye tests are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

At Leo Eye Centre we take great care when examining your eyes. Our optometrist has the expertise and sophisticated equipment necessary to accurately determine your prescription and assess the health of your eyes. We conduct a full and thorough eye examination which covers all the tests needed to calculate if you would benefit from spectacles. Our Optician will advise you on all aspects of ocular health and arrange further medical advice if necessary. Many ocular problems are treatable if detected early.

It is recommended you have an eye test at least every two years, or more frequently if suggested by your optician (For example children and diabetic patients are seen more regularly). The eye test not only provides an accurate assessment of your ability to see, but also gauges the general health of your eyes - and can result in early identification of eye problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and glaucoma.

We can check for cataracts, macular degeneration and any problems relating to your eyelashes and eyelids. In addition, we can carry out visual field checks to measure your peripheral vision, photograph the back of your eye with our retinal camera and measure the pressure in your eyes.

As part of our extensive aftercare service we will send you a reminder when it is advisable to have a re-examination.

Eye tests normally take approximately 30 minutes and at the end of the test your Optician will advise you of the results.

NHS Entitlements

Listed below are the criteria for a Free Eye Examination. Are you entitled?

Based on Age:

  • If you are under the age of 16
  • If you are a full time student aged 16,17 or 18
  • If you are aged 60 or over

Based on Income - if you or your partner receives:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Tax Credit
  • A HC2 certificate
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance

Based on Health:

  • If you suffer from diabetes / glaucoma
  • If you are aged 40 or over and are the parent, brother, sister or child of a person with glaucoma
  • If you have been prescribed with complex lenses under the NHS optical voucher scheme
  • If you are registered sight impaired or severely sight impaired