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You should allow about an hour to get a thorough eye examination.

Tests are done to calculate how well the eyes work with each other in terms of their alignment and how they focus.


Vision is measured with any existing glasses and compared to the findings at the end of the test so patients understand how much difference a change in prescription could make.

At the eye of your eye test our Optometrist will discuss their findings with you and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions.


If spectacles or contact lenses are required, you will be handed over to our friendly and experienced dispensing team who will guide you through the range of options available to you. 

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Kathryn Kergozou- 09/05/2023

The eye test results are clearly explained and any queries fully answered


We routinely measure the pressure of the eyes and also assess the visual field – both help test for Glaucoma.

Also we can photograph the back of the eyes with our state-of the art OCT machine to allow our optometrist a more in depth view of the layers of the retina.

We also use an optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imagery to capture more than 80% of your retina in one image for earlier detection of eye diseases. 

Click below to find out more about our enhanced eye examination equipment. 

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Here at Oakwood Eyecare we offer a range of plans to help our patients get the most out of our products and services. 

Our plans allow you to save money by spreading your costs over monthly installments.

We offer an eye test plan including our advanced OCT and Optomap technology.


Click on the image below to find out more and build your own personalised eyecare plan. 

Oakwood Eyecare eye test plans


All adult NHS patients are offered exactly the same test as any private patient. This usually lasts 30 minutes with the optician and includes the eye pressure and visual field tests for glaucoma.

You can then choose to upgrade your NHS test to include the photo or the OCT scan, ask us for details.

Children can get a free NHS sight test and an optical voucher for glasses:

  • If they are aged under 16.

  • Aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education.

See our page on kids eye tests for more information about our children's eye examinations. 

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