Our Eye Examinations

All our Optometrists are fully qualified and registered with the General Optical Council in London. Our Optometrists will carry out a fully comprehensive 30-minute eye examination, using the latest equipment, screening for eye conditions such as:

Glaucoma
Macular Degeneration
Cataracts

Eye examinations can also help detect other health-related conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

We will explain the outcome of your eye examination and recommendations at the end of the test.

We believe that regular eye examinations are important in order to maintain healthy eyes and vision, normally we will recall you for an eye examination every 2 years, but sooner for some categories of patients. Regular eye tests are about more than just helping you see better – they can also help identify other health problems.

Digital Retinal Photography

This state of the art technology enables us to take a digital photograph of the back of the eyes the Retina, and thus allows us to detect and pick up the smallest of changes on the Retina, allowing us to monitor eye conditions such as Macular degeneration, Glaucoma and Diabetes.

Digital Retinal Photography is now available FREE as part of our normal eye examination at both practices

NHS & Private

Are you eligible for NHS eye examinations? Find out more here:

NHS funded Eye tests are available at both of our 2 practices.

You qualify for a free NHS funded sight test if you are:

  • Aged under 16
  • Aged 16,17 or 18 in full-time education
  • Aged 60 or over
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma (as advised by an ophthalmologist)
  • Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on your entitlement)
  • Claiming Benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Working Tax Credits or Universal Credit)
  • On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate
  • A prisoner being seen outside prison

You qualify for an optical voucher which provides financial help towards the cost of your spectacles or contact lenses if you are:

  • Aged under 16
  • Aged 16, 17 or 18 in full-time education
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on your entitlement)
  • Claiming Benefit (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Working Tax Credits or Universal Credit)
  • On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate
  • A prisoner on leave from prison

Private Eye Examinations are £35 including Retinal Photography.

Minor eye conditions services (MECS) - Bilston Practice only

If you have had a recent eye condition this service can assess and treat you. MECS (previously known as PEARS) is a free service available from Visioncare Opticians.

When to use MECS

The MECS service is available as an alternative option to presenting at Accident & Emergency for the diagnosis and treatment of minor eye conditions. MECS can be accessed on a self-referral basis or alternatively your GP may refer you onto MECS if appropriate.

Recent eye conditions that can be treated by the service include:

  • Red eye or eyelids
  • Dry eye, gritty and uncomfortable eyes
  • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
  • Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
  • Recently occurring or sudden increase of flashes and floaters
  • Painful eye
  • In-growing eyelashes
  • Recent and sudden reduced vision
  • Something in your eye

Please note this is not an eyesight test.

If you are unsure whether your symptoms can be assessed and treated by the service, please contact us for advice.

If you have an eye condition that is being monitored by your GP or the hospital, contact your GP practice or hospital department in the first instance.

You should go to A&E if you have…

MECS is most certainly an alternative to A&E, where we know some patients currently go. There are some circumstances, however, when only A&E will do:

  • Considerable eye pain
  • Significant trauma such as penetrating injury or lacerations to the eye or eyelid
  • Chemical injury or burns
  • Problems arising from recent eye surgery

You should go to A&E after 5pm and at weekends, if participating opticians are closed and you need urgent advice

Please click below for more information:

https://wolverhamptonccg.nhs.uk/your-health-services/eye-care-service-mecs

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