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Eye Examinations

Contact Lens Fitting and Aftercare

Corporate Eyecare

Dry Eye Consultations

Direct Cataract referral

Post-operative cataract assessment

Dyslexia Testing

Eye Examinations

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What is an eye examination?

Getting your eyes tested can seem like a daunting experience, especially if you’ve never worn glasses or contact lenses before. However, once you understand what’s involved, you’ll realise that an eye test is just a routine procedure that ultimately helps monitor your eye health and maintain your vision.

The Eyetest is designed to check not only your prescription (how well you can see), but the health of your eyes and identify any possible eye conditions that may require further investigation. Depending on your age and family history, we may also carry out checks for conditions such as glaucoma and diabetes.

To find out how short or long sighted you are, your optician will run a few tests, including asking you to read letters and words with the print becoming smaller and smaller. Your prescription will be determined by how many of these letters or words you manage to read clearly before needing the help of a corrective lens.

As part of your eye test, your optician will also examine the back of the eye to find out how healthy your eyes are and to check for any potential issues that may require further investigation.

If your eye test determines that your vision requires correction, you’ll receive a prescription that will be unique to you. Your eye test will also have determined whether you’re long sighted (can see into the distance but not so well up close) or are short sighted, and have trouble seeing things far away.

Contact Lens Fitting and Aftercare

What happens in a contact lens fitting and aftercare?

Contact lenses have come a very long way over the past couple of decades. The choices available are staggering.

Our Optometrists are specially trained to help adhere to your visual needs whilst advising the best contact lens for you. We carry out both contact lens fittings and aftercares. So, rest assured we are there for you every step of the way.

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Corporate Eyecare

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How is corporate eyecare different to a normal eye examination?

The Eyetest carried out under Corporate Eyecare will be similar to that carried out under a normal Eyetest. However, particular emphasis will be made to the patients working environment, specifically working with a Visual Display Unit (VDU). If you would be interested in us carrying out corporate eyecare for your employees, please contact the Practice Manager Michelle.

Dry Eye Consultations

What is dry eye?

Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye by the tear film. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye. In addition to being called dry eye syndrome, dry eye disease, or simply “dry eye.”

The Dry Eye Consultations will consist of carrying out non invasive procedures to deduce the quality of the tear film and then carry out a treatment regime which could mean recommendations of dry eye drops or ointment leading to referral to specialists for further investigations.

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Direct Cataract referral

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How can we speed up your cataract referral?

As well as providing routine cataract referrals, our Optometrists, Musab and Naeemunisha are also qualified to carry out direct cataract referrals. This would entail carrying out further assessments in the testing room and the extra information is then utilised by the hospital to increase efficiency and reduce waiting times for the cataract operation procedure.

Post-operative cataract assessment

Can we assess you after your cataract operation?

Seddons Opticians is proud to be working in conjunction with Spa Medica, one of the UK’s leading provider of NHS cataract surgery. Both Musab and Naeemunisha are qualified to carry out post-operative cataract assessments. Therefore, once our patients have returned from their cataract surgery and the recommended duration has passed, the aftercare assessment is performed and if everything has gone accordingly, the patient can then be discharged by our Optometrists.

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Dyslexia Testing

Dyslexia

Dyslexia Testing with Coloured Overlays Testing – What is dyslexia and how can we help you?

Some normally intelligent children and adults have difficulty in learning to read fluently and to spell.

There are certain, often subtle, eye movement and vision problems that are more common in specific reading difficulty or dyslexia. The correction of these problems by eye exercises or with spectacles, whilst not immediately curing the reading difficulty, can make learning to read more comfortable.

However, although probably a majority of younger people with reading difficulty have perfect eyesight and eye movements, some will notice visual distortions when trying to read a page of print- blurring, glare or movement of words or letters. This is called visual stress. Research by the Medical Research Council and the Institute of Optometry has shown that these visual distortions can be helped by the use of coloured overlays and precision tinted spectacle lenses (Meares-Irlen syndrome), which in turn helps progress with reading.

The symptoms and signs of visual stress can often be reduced by using colour when reading. The reduction only occurs when the colour is selected to suit the individual. Initially this can be assessed by the trial of coloured overlays placed over the printed text. If coloured overlays help, then, here at Seddons Opticians, the coloured lenses will be administered in to the spectacles which closest match the colour of the overlay. This, would then aid the patient during reading and other related tasks.

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