Enhanced eye examination
Private fee £40 with NHS entitlement £20
Visual field analysis
Van Herick and anterior chamber assessment*
Slit lamp biomicroscopy*
Full refraction and oculomotor balance
In depth discussion of findings and prescription recommendations.
You will be entitled to £20 off any complete pair of spectacles purchased using the generated prescription
Free NHS sight test
We offer a free sight test under the NHS this will only include such tests as are deemed clinically necessary with no:
Field test as routine
And no discount of any pair of specs purchased with the prescription
Recently both Stella and I have been busy getting further qualifications.
Mine are in the field of enhanced services, glaucoma and cataract refinement, red eye and sudden loss of vision to name but a few.
Unfortunately, the NHS make no provision to pay for these services.
In fact, a large part of the eye examination we have been providing under the NHS these last 30+ years is not covered by the very basic NHS fee we receive.
Also, none of the equipment we use is paid for in any way by the NHS fee
Add in the cost of constantly maintaining and upgrading the equipment I use and it becomes no longer viable to provide for free the level of testing I personally would expect for myself if I were having my own eyes tested.
As the current model relies on the cost of spectacles to remain viable after a lot of thought and discussion, I have decided to change the way we charge for eye examinations and spectacles.
From now on a full enhanced eye examination under NHS entitlement will cost £20 on top.
However, the resulting prescription will entitle you to a discount of £20 off any pair of spectacles.
What this means in practical terms is that anyone attending for a sight test with the view to having specs will get a better standard of test and end up no worse off.
A private eye examination for those without NHS entitlement for now will be £40 but with the same £20 off any pair of spectacles purchased.
Anyone buying more than one pair of specs will be better off to the tune of £20 per pair.
The discount will last for two years or until another prescription is issued.