As with all new experiences, if you’re not sure what to expect, the whole situation can be a little daunting. The good news about eye tests is that they’re often relatively quick and easy, and don’t involve any painful procedures!
If you’re having an eye test for the first time, or have recently changed opticians, you should make sure you tell your new optician about your current lifestyle and health. This includes any family history of eye conditions, as well as whether you get frequent headaches, play sports or spend a lot of time driving. These factors give your optician a great idea about the current health of your eyes, as well as which type of correction would be best suited to your needs.
During your eye examination you will have to complete a series of tests, such as reading different sized texts on a screen. The optician will use different tools to check inside your eye as well your visual field – nothing is painful or uncomfortable, just designed to examine the whole eye.
If you already wear glasses or contact lenses, make sure you bring them to your appointment so your optician can check they are still appropriate for your eyes.
The whole test normally takes about 15-20 minutes and once it’s finished, your optician will explain any findings to you.
If you have any questions or don’t understand anything you’re being told, don’t hesitate to ask your optician. They’re there to help and are always more than happy to explain your eye health to you.
At the end of your eye examination you will be advised about when you next need an appointment. You will then be given your prescription, should you need one, to go and explore the eyewear available to you.
To find out more about eye conditions or to book an eye test at City Eyewear, please call our friendly team on 01274 729393.