A Simple Guide to Eye Examinations

Routine eye examinations are a basic necessity when it comes to eye health. They play a crucial role in identifying the need for glasses or prescription changes. On top of this, a fully trained optometrist will use the information gained to detect common eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma. Early detection allows the right treatment programme to be implemented and can be crucial for slowing down any degeneration in sight. At The Eye Establishment, we offer comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fitting, and styling appointments, all with the support of our highly experienced team.

What’s included in an eye examination?

If you notice any significant changes in your sight, irritations, or overall eye problems, you should speak to your optometrist or seek professional help straight away. A fully comprehensive eye examination is part of your normal health routine and is an important process for maintaining the health of your eyes. 

During your eye examination, our fully trained optometrist will: 

  • Complete a full eye health check, examining the front and back of your eye. This allows us to assess the shape of each eye and determine how well they focus.
  • Perform an OCT scan which creates an incredibly detailed picture of your eye (Fundus Photo) and its structure, making it easier to identify sight-threatening conditions including glaucoma.
  • Perform a tonometry test to measure the pressure inside each eye.

Once we have completed these tests, your optometrist will review your current prescription against their findings. They will discuss any changes, including prescription adjustments that need to be made to your existing glasses.

Why book an annual eye examination?

Eye health is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Over 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss and 340,000 people are registered blind or partially sighted. Around 250 people start to lose their sight every day in the UK, largely due to conditions that can be detected and treated with the right support. Eye examinations aren’t simply an expense that can be overlooked. They are a necessary check designed to improve your long-term health and ensure you have the tools to move and travel safely. 

If you need an eye examination, contact The Eye Establishment today. We have a variety of designer glasses and sunglasses that will suit your needs. Here at our Kensington opticians, we have a team of fully trained optometrists on hand who prioritise eye health over all else. Identifying the right prescription, supporting with contact lens fitting and more, we’re here to ensure you find the right prescription designer sunglasses or eyeglasses to suit your needs. Browse our website here for a host of leading brands, expert assistance and to buy sunglasses online from a team you can trust.