Eye Examinations

Why have an eye examination?

It is important to have regular eye examinations as they can reveal vision and health problems early, particularly if you have diabetes or glaucoma, or have a family history of either. An eye examination or sight test is not just about getting glasses but rather a vital health check for your eyes and can detect problems with your general health as well, such as high blood pressure.

Your eyes are incredibly important - you use them for virtually everything you do. Keeping them in top-notch condition is vital. First and foremost, if you think you might have a problem, please feel free to book an appointment and talk to one of our opticians who will be happy to help.

What is involved in an eye examination?

At Brown and Wenman Ltd, we provide thorough eye examinations lasting around 30 minutes. Our optometrists carry out these examinations in a comfortable and relaxed manner, and will advise you on the best solution to any visual problems that may be uncovered.

What happens after your eye examination?
After your examination our Optometrist’s will clarify what has been discussed during the examination, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask.
Should you need glasses the Optometrist will hand you over to a member of our team to discuss all the options that are available to you.

Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure that you keep your eyes healthy and well maintained:

Have them Tested Regulary
It's important to have your eyes checked by an optician every one to two years depending on your circumstances. We'll not only check your eyesight, but the health of your eyes too - which can be very important, especially at older ages. You can book an appointment right now!

Protection from UV
The sun can do tremendous damage to your eyes if you're not protected. We offer a great range of top quality sunglasses to ensure you can enjoy the sun and the snow all year round. Many lenses also come with added UV protection, so treat your eyes and stop them being damaged.

Keep your prescription up to date
If your prescription is wrong it can mean you're constantly straining your eyes to see. This can lead to persistant headaches, nausea and can be very irritating. By seeing us at least once a year, we can ensure you're eye-sight will be bang up to date. 
When at home if you're straining to read or have trouble following the subtitles of a movie, it's probably time to make an appointment.

Watery eyes
Watery eyes can be caused from allergies, excessive lacrimal (tear) production or blocked eye-duct drainange. Come and see us sooner rather than later and we can help get to the bottom of your problem.

Sticky eyes
Sticky eyes can be caused by a lack of lacrimal (tear) production or a build up 'eye-dust' in and around the eye-ducts. Try to keep your eyes clean and if you have contact lenses, be sure to wash your hands properly before putting them in or taking them out.

Blepharitis
A common infection of the eyelashes. It is easily managed by needs continual treatment to be effective as the bacteria which cause the condition are common on the skin and eyelids. The simplest treatment is to wash your eyelashes with diluted baby shampoo for 15-20 seconds each day, twice a day (be sure to close your eyes).

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Call us today to book your appointment 01582 663770.