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Sight Test

Eye chartSight test explained

Hepworth Opticians aim to offer you the best possible service when it comes to caring for your eyes. From advice on how to keep your eyes healthy to helping you choose the right glasses or contact lenses, our fully qualified Optometrist is with you every step of the way.

To find out more information, you can contact us.

Why do you require a sight test?

Most of us incorporate heavy computer use, driving in all conditions and watching television into our everyday lives. Whilst these situations are unavoidable for many, unfortunately, this does mean that our eyes are put under more strain than ever before.

Healthy, well looked after eyes can make a massive difference to your all round well-being and the best way to maintain this is through regular eye examinations.

Having clear, comfortable vision is paramount and we use the very latest in eye examination technology to ensure that we can provide an accurate assessment of your ability to see. Regular sight tests also gauge the general health of your eyes and can result in the early identification health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure as well as optical conditions such as glaucoma and age related macular degeneration.

Our examinations take around 40 minutes and can be booked over the phone, online or by visiting our store.

 How often should I have an eye test?

We recommend that you have an eye test every two years, or more frequently if advised by your Optician. If you have not had an eye examination within the last two years, or one year if you are over 40, we strongly recommend booking one soon. You can do this over the phone, online or by visiting us.

eye examinationWhat is involved?

You can be rest assured that although having an eye test is a very simple and straightforward process, all our examinations are very thorough. Lasting approximately 40 minutes, our optician will look closely at all aspects of your vision and eye health.

A few questions will be asked about your sight, general health, your family’s health and your lifestyle. There are lots of different tests that can be carried out during your eye examination so your Optometrist will tailor this to suit your individual needs. While testing your eyes, the Optometrist will look at the following:

  • Vision quality
  • Unaided and aided vision (with any glasses or contact lenses you already use)
  • Eye muscle performance and health
  • Internal eye health – ideally using our state of the art Retinal Scanner
  • Front of eye health, including eye fluid pressure
  • Further tests for depth perception, colour vision and visual field may also be performed if required

All of our tests are carried out using the very best in eye examination technology and your optician will provide step-by-step explanations so you know exactly what is involved at each stage.


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