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How often should I get an eye test?

For the majority of people, it’s recommended to have an eye test every two years, but it is advisable to attend sooner if any eye problems occur or if advised by our optometrist due to any medical conditions or family history risk.

How do I book an eye test?

You can call us on 0121 456 5676 for Edgbaston Practice or 0121 445 4545 for Barnt Green Practice, or you can fill in the form below and we will call you or email you back with times and dates available.

Will you check my eye health and sight?

Our experienced optometrist will carry out a thorough examination. This will include prescription determination and an extensive health check of the anterior and the posterior chambers of the eye.

Why should I book an eye test?

Eye tests don’t only evaluate your vision but can also detect underlying health problems like high blood pressure or diabetes before they become symptomatic, as these conditions lead to changes in the blood vessels at the back of the eye. Other common ocular conditions can be diagnosed, such as Cataracts, which causes cloudy vision, Glaucoma, where an abnormality results in increased pressure of the eye and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which can lead to blurred or loss of vision in the central part of the back of the eye.

What is an enhanced eye test?

It’s the most advanced eye examination taking 45 minutes. In addition to the standard eye test, it includes; 7 diagnostics tests of the anterior segment of the eye with the Visionix 120, along with a detailed 3D OCT scan with the Heildberg Spectralis of the posterior segment   including the retina as well as an extensive visual fields examination with the Zeiss HFA to assess the peripheral vision. These are carried out with gold standard equipment as used in Ophthalmology departments in all hospitals.

Where can I book my enhanced eye test?

This is available to our Edgbaston Branch. 0121 456 5676

How much will the eye test cost?

Comprehensive Private eye tests             30 minutes   £45.00

Enhanced eye test                                      45 minutes     £95.00

NHS eye test                                                                         Free

NHS eye test and enhanced scans                                   £50.00

Will I see the same person every time?

We have very experienced team of highly skilled professionals and we will always try to book your eye examination with the same optometrist.

If my vision is fine, do I need a regular eye test?

Having good vision does not necessarily mean healthy eyes, therefore it is always advised to have regular checkups, at least every two years; call it an ‘MOT’ of the eyes. This will enable us to give you the very best vision and at the same time closely monitor the health of your eyes.

Who qualifies for a free eye test?

You’re entitled to a free NHS test if you:

  • Are under 16
  • Are 16,17 or 18 in full-time education
  • Are 60 and over
  • Are registered as partially sighted or blind
  • Have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Are 40 or over and your mother, father, sibling or child ha been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you’re at risk of glaucoma
  • Are a prisoner on leave from prison
  • Are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher

 

You’re also entitled if you or your partner- including civil partner- receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependent of someone receiving:

  • Income support
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Pension- based jobseeker's allowance
  • Pension credit guarantee credit

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