Eye Examinations

We provide more than just eyetests, and as a matter of routine a regular eye examination is an important part of a good health regime. It can identify eyesight and other problems that could otherwise go undetected such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cataracts or glaucoma.

The earlier a problem is detected the easier it is to treat and correct.

At all Nusyte Opticians practices eye examinations are performed by a qualified optometrist and will normally take 20 – 30 minutes and cover:

  • Symptoms – are you having problems, if so for how long, and has the change been gradual.
  • Medical history – general health problems, any medication, and any family history.
  • Lifestyle – occupation, hobbies or pastimes/sport that can have an affect on your eyes and the choice of visual aids needed.

Your optometrist will advise you on any vision correction needed. If there are signs of other conditions or general health problems then additional tests may be carried out, or you may be referred to your doctor or a hospital ophthalmologist for further investigation.

Don’t forget to bring any information on medication that is being taken regularly.

  • How often should I have an eye test?

    Even if you are not aware of any problems you should have your eyes tested every 2 years. The eye test is a regular health check, which can detect underlying health problems as well as changes in your vision. It may need to be more frequent depending on your age and medical history. Your Optometrist will normally advise you when you should return for your next eye test and usually they will send a reminder text message, letter, email or phone you.

  • What is the cost of an eye test?

    We offer private, NHS, and corporate eye examinations. Unless you are entitled to a NHS eye examination the standard fee for a Nusyte private examination is £35, and a Nusyte private exam including retinal photography is £50. If you are entitled to a NHS eye examination there is no charge.

  • Am I entitled to a free NHS examination?

    You may be entitled to a free NHS examination if you meet certain criteria. This can be found on the NHS information page