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NHS: Cost Covered
Basic NHS eye exam
Comprehensive eye exam
Our most advanced exam using
all of our technology
DO I QUALIFY FOR NHS COVERAGE?
You are also entitled to a free NHS sight test if:
You're aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education or aged over 60.
You're registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired)
You've been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma.
Aged 40 or over and you have a parent, sibling, or child who suffers from glaucoma.
An ophthalmologist has identified you as at risk of glaucoma .
You're a prisoner on leave from prison.
You're eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher.
You're also entitled to a free NHS sight test if you and help towards the cost of spectacles if you:
Receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not contribution-based)
Receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.
Receive income-based Employment and Support Allowance
Are awarded Universal Credit and meet the criteria on earnings limit.
Are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate.
You are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2) or partial help (HC3).
For a patient, myopia (or shortsightedness) means that objects viewed in the distance appear blurred. At what point in the distance the vision becomes blurred depends on the severity of the myopia.
In addition to the negative visual aspects of myopia, it also increases the likelihood a person will develop sight threatening conditions in later life; these include significant increased risk of macular degeneration (50%), retinal detachment (20%) and glaucoma (15%). While laser surgery can address the visual aspect of the problem, it carries it's own risks and does not reduce the risk of these adverse conditions.
Ortho-K allows people suffering from myopia to enjoy a life without lenses or spectacles during the day whilst experiencing clear, natural, corrected vision.
Myopia is most likely to develop in children whose own parents are short-sighted. There can, however, also be other factors in its development.
Children who use Ortho-K contact lenses can completely halt myopic progression in a proven, safe way.
Further reading and clinical research on this topic can be found at www.myopiaprevention.org
The Ortho-K method is ideal for sporty or active people, people who are worried about the risks of laser surgery and people who find contact lenses uncomfortable or glasses inconvenient.
It is a proven method to effectively correct vision and if a patient decides they would like to wear spectacles again, their prescription returns to what is was at the start with no adverse effects.
DRY EYE CLINICS
Over 50% of people at some stage in their lives will experience dry eye symptoms. These symptoms as well as being related to tear volume are related to tear quality and other eyelid conditions such as blepharitis.
These symptoms include: Itchy eyes or eyelids, gritty sensation in eyes, watery eyes, red eyes, intermittent blurred vision
BlephEx is a new, in-clinic procedure that removes excess bacteria, biofilm and bacterial toxins which are the main causes of inflammatory dry eye and lid disease. With regular treatments, patients finally enjoy a life free from the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with dry eye and blepharitis. Our dry eye clinics offer two tiers of treatment:
One Appointment for a BlephEx treatment
Three appointments where you receive a range of treatments tailored to address the underlying cause of your dry eye problems. These treatments can include: Blephex treatment, tear osmolality testing - to measure the quality of tears, comparative photography, eyelid wipes, dry eye drops and nutritional supplements
Colour therapy is designed to reduce the symptoms of visual stress (sometimes referred to as Meares Irlen syndrome or scotopic sensitivity). This condition effects people with otherwise perfectly normal vision at rates of 20% moderately and 5% severely. Symptoms include rapid tiring, headaches or eyestrain, movement or blurring of print, letters changing shape or size, fading or becoming darker, patterns appearing and colours appearing through print.
There are two forms of colour therapy available and it is usual for a patient to begin with coloured overlays and have used them successfully before moving on to the more comprehensive colourimetry. Before exploring either of these options, patients are required to first have recently completed an eye examination to first rule out more common ocular problems.
The first and most simple method of assessing the effectivity of colour therapy for a patient by determining if coloured filters are beneficial.
Coloured Overlays: £12.00
This second and most accurate method is for patient who ave already used overlays and results in precisely tinted spectacle lenses.
Cerium Tinting: £150
Whether you need function or fashion, budget or bespoke, choosing new spectacles can feel a daunting task. Not only are you deciding what kind of lenses you need to give you optimal vision, but also what your style will look like for the next year!
By reserving a spectacle consultation with our highly experienced dispensing opticians you'll receive a custom made experience that will allow you to receive the best looking and best optically performing spectacles.
You will receive 100% honest and impartial advise when you are choosing your frames and lenses so you can make well informed decisions. We will help you to look and feel your very best in your new spectacles. We have a passion for our spectacles that we want to share with you!
CONTACT LENS VISIT
ASSESSMENT & TRIAL
Contact lens wear begins with an assessment to determine which type of lens will give the best result for vision and health. You will receive expert tuition about how to safely apply and remove your new lenses, hygiene standards and how to care for your lenses.
Regular check-ups are required to maintain healthy eyes throughout contact lens wear and to ensure the continued suitability of lens type. The frequency of these appointments will depend on your individual needs but are usually at least every six months
Care Plan: Cost Covered