Our practice offers NHS
and private eye examinations. Everyone in Scotland is now entitled to
free sight tests under the NHS and they may also
qualify for help with the cost of their glasses. We are committed to
offering you the highest standards of professional service. Remember, your
eyesight is priceless and deserves the best possible care.
The Examination Itself Driving/DVLA
History and symptoms
* Eyewear assessment * Refraction Oculomotor balance *
reflexes * Intraocular pressure * Visual field test * Ophthalmoscopy *exterior
Finally we give you an explanation
of your vision and eye health plus a copy of your optical prescription.
Age and Vision
Your eyesight starts to change from
the moment you are born. This is a natural process and two thirds of the
population wear spectacles or contact lenses to help them see better.
You are much more likely to need
some form of correction as you get older. Many people find they need
glasses for reading from their mid-forties onwards. Whereas only a third
of people under the age of 35 wear spectacles, nearly everyone will need glasses
by the time they are 65.
Common eye conditions
Children's Eye Care
Children should have their first eye
examination before starting school. It does not matter if a child is too
young to talk or read a letter chart. Our practice uses a range of techniques
and modern equipment to detect visual problems at an early age. Parents
are also encouraged to take part in the eye test and ask any questions about
their child's vision. We stock a wide range of frames specially designed
for young faces. Many have soft nose pads for extra comfort and spring
hinges to stand up to the rough and tumble of everyday life. We also
provide children's spectacles at very attractive prices.
Even if nothing appears to be wrong
it is important that children should have an eye test at least once a year.
It costs nothing to have this done under the NHS and you will also receive a
contribution towards the cost of their glasses.
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