Your Consultation

Your Consultation2019-06-14T11:21:47+01:00
How long will the consultation take?2015-09-14T13:00:35+01:00

Your consultation will take approximately one hour, so there is no rush. You may want to spend time choosing some of our stylish frames so please allow a little more time for this.

What is done to assess my eye health and general health?2019-06-14T11:21:48+01:00

We begin by taking an Optomap digital retinal image of each eye, followed by a visual fields examination, followed by taking a 3D OCT scan of each eye. The results of which will be discussed at each stage.
The optometrist will then take you through to another room where he will ask you a few questions about your occupation, lifestyle, eye health, general health, family history, and then carry out a few tests to determine whether there is a need for spectacles and/or contact lenses.
He will then examine the front window of your eye, the cornea, alongside other anterior structures of your eye.
Your consultation will be completed by providing a precise summary of your eyecare needs. Advice will be provided on suitable lens choices based on your lifestyle and nutritional advice may be given that may help you to maintain good sight and health.

We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns throughout the consultation, so please feel free to ask.

Do I have to have the ‘Puff’ test?2019-06-14T11:21:48+01:00

At H & H Eyecare we understand that no one likes the ‘puff’ test so we have carefully chosen another instrument which is equally effective at checking your eye pressure. This instrument feels like a gentle tickle on your eyes and most of our patients have already commented on how much better it feels.

Do you do children’s eyecare consultations?2015-10-14T16:24:47+01:00

Yes we do. The eyecare consultation will be shorter and tailored to fit your child’s age and ability.

At what age should my child be having their first eyecare consultation?2019-06-14T11:21:48+01:00

It is essential that your child’s eyes are examined at a very early age. Most children will not know how clear their sight should be and having uncorrected vision could lead to problems at school which could affect yours child’s development.
We recommend their first eyecare consultation takes place at the age of 3, and even sooner if you feel that they have a problem such as a turn in their eye.
The visual system develops between age 2-8 years and these years are a window of opportunity for effective treatment of squints and lazy eyes, but early intervention is key here.
Don’t worry if your child cannot read letters yet, we can use pictures to assess the level of their vision.
For children we recommend Optomap digital retinal imaging too as this gives the optometrist the most detailed view of the retina and provides a photographic record of their eye health.
We try to make the consultation as fun as possible thus enabling us to achieve the best results.

Are your eye examinations different to most other opticians?2015-09-14T13:05:23+01:00

Yes. We have invested in the most advanced technology to be one of the best equipped practices in the UK. This provides you with the best and most thorough eyecare assessment. As a result of this, we can detect problems such as diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma and macular degeneration, at times, years earlier than is possible elsewhere.
You can rest assured that such early detection would mean that any treatment can commence much earlier, hence there is much greater chance of successful treatment, meaning that the condition would have minimal or zero impact on your sight and the quality of your life.
As we are an independent opticians, we can tailor your assessment and give advice based on your eyecare needs, without the pressure of any corporate targets.

What is Optomap digital retinal imaging?2019-06-14T11:21:48+01:00

Optomap digital retinal imaging is a non invasive technique used to image up to 82% of your retina. High street opticians only image 15%.

Learn more about Optomap

What is OCT?2015-10-16T10:59:21+01:00

OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is a form of ultrasound which enables us to see beneath the surface of the retina. This enables us to detect conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Diabetes at times years earlier than would be detected by high street opticians.

Learn more about OCT