Dry Eye Assessment

At a dry eye assessment, we will carry out a complete assessment of your dry eye problems to identify the cause and formulate a treatment plan. The assessment includes:

  • A detailed history of your symptoms
  • Observation of eyelid and anterior eye health
  • Evaluation of tear quality
  • Specialist techniques to assess corneal and conjunctival dryness
  • Discussion and formulation of a management plan

Depending on the management plan initiated, we will usually arrange a follow-up appointment with you to assess the effectiveness of any treatment.

Our optometrists and reception team would be happy to answer any of your questions or arrange your appointment.

More about Dry Eyes >>

Our Eye Exam fees are here.

Independent Prescribing

One of our optometrists, Yvonne Nutt, has qualified in Independent Prescribing, which means that she can prescribe eye drops privately for eye infections, allergies, dry eye and minor eye injuries – meaning that you can avoid lengthy waits at A&E or GP surgeries.

She can also perform specialist Dry Eye Assessments and further investigations for severe Dry or Watery eyes.

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Optical Coherence Tomography

As well as Retinal Photography, at all Norman Prince Opticians practices we now have 3D OCT scanning available. This scans your eye in just a few seconds and gives us a 3D cross-sectional image of the deeper layers of your eyes. This helps us detect the early signs of many eye conditions including Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.

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An example scan from OCT, showing a cross-section of the back of the eye

More on OCT here.

Laser Surgery

We work with Advanced Vision Care (AVC) in Harley Street, London, and can carry out assessment and referral for a number of refractive surgery options, including laser surgery and clear lens extraction. AVC also offer advanced surgery for the treatment of diseases of the eye such as Keratoconus.

Dyslexia

Studies have shown that those with Dyslexia can benefit from using coloured overlays and filters when reading. These can relieve eyestrain and glare and can aid concentration. They are particularly useful if you find the text moves when reading or you find you skip lines or lose your place.

We can carry out specific Rate of Reading and Overlay assessment to determine which tint works best for you.

Our Eye Exam fees are here.

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Children’s Eye Tests

Eye exams are free under the NHS for those under 16, and for those in full time education until they turn 19.

Most children have excellent sight and do not need to wear glasses. Some children may have vision screening done at primary school.

Children do not always know that their vision is poor. If you have any concerns about your child’s eyes, or if there is a history of Squint or Lazy eye in the family, do not wait for the vision screening at school. Problems that are picked up early are more easily treatable.

Your child does not need to be able to read or talk to have a sight test. We can use a special light (called a Retinoscope) and pictures to assess vision. We understand that having your eyes tested can be scary for a child, so try to keep it fun!

More about Children’s eye tests here.

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