Eye examinations
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                                                                                                                                                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                             The consulting room where your eye examination takes place

If you look closely, you'll see the black and white photo of Einstein on the far wall!  One of a collection of unusual black and white prints.This may include

History and symptoms  *  Eyewear assessment  *  Refraction Oculomotor balance  *  Pupil reflexes *  Intraocular pressure *    Visual field test * Ophthalmoscopy *exterior eye examination

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 

The pencil displays are eye-catching for childrenChildren 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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