An eye test isn’t just a check on how well you can see. It’s a valuable health check that can identify conditions that can affect your general health. Eye tests take around 30 minutes and are free in Scotland paid for by our NHS. We will photograph your eyes giving us a picture at the back of them. A most useful tool to check on your eyes health
Children’s Eye Tests
Monitoring your child’s eye sight is extremely important to their development. We will take referrals from preschool screening. We can check and refer saints and lazy eyes. We can check for and advise on Meares Irlen syndrome and dyslexia Children should have their eyes tested at least once a year.
Minor Eye Injuries and Acute Symptoms
If you phone or contact your GP with any eye complaint they will ultimately send you to your optician. We are qualified to advise and treat these conditions. We welcome referrals from GP and pharmacies or from yourself directly.
Do you suffer from sore red and inflamed eyes? Are your eyes stingy burning and or difficult to open in the mornings. Are your eyes watery? Have you noticed your lashes to be flaky? You could be showing signs of Dry Eye Syndrome. This annoying difficult condition affects a large portion of the general population and numbers increase as we age. We will identify your symptoms and help you treat and manage them.
Floaters and Flashes
Floaters are usually small black spots that float in front of your eyes. Sometimes they can appear to look like “spiders webs” They are very common and most of the time harmless. They usually resolve on their own or you become used to them. Sometimes they are accompanied by flashing lights which again usually resolve. It’s best to have them looked at by your optician to rule out bigger things such as retinal detachment.
Do you think your glasses need cleaned all the time. Does your vision look cloudy and hazy? If you drive are the car lights becoming more dazzling. Do colours look faded? Cataracts are usually a consequence of age. However they can also be caused by smoking. Injuries to the eye can also result in cataracts. Cataracts can be treated quickly and effectively allowing you to resume normal life.
Glaucoma affects the optic nerve which connects the eye to the brain. Damage is caused by your eye pressures being high. Glaucoma can affect one or both eyes. Glaucoma is potentially a sight threatening condition that carriers some hereditary factors. It is important to catch it early.
This is one of the leading causes of blindness in the western world. It affects central vision. Sufferers are left with peripheral vision which is usually enough to help them get about. However it can be devastating, early detection is very important. Macular degeneration is a progressive disorder and can take some time to affect you. Chances of you having it increase with age.
Conjunctivitis is a contagious condition that affects the lids and lashes. Sufferers experience sticky itchy eyes that can ooze pus. Eyes can feel stingy and burning.
Luckily this can be treated easily. We will treat and help you manage this condition.