Eye tests explained

Eye tests are an important aspect of our health care and contribute to our wellbeing, no matter what age we are. An eye test assesses not only your vision and spectacle prescription required, but also includes a health check on the internal and external parts of your eyes. Regular visits to an Optician will increase the chances of you being able to achieve the optimum level of vision, regardless of any natural changes that may be occurring to your eyes.

The level of vision that some people are able to achieve as they get older may continue to deteriorate over time, even if they do wear spectacles, however, regular eye examinations will ensure that worsening levels of vision should not prevent someone being able to lead a full and independent life.

For help and advice about tests and eligibility call our patient services advisors on freephone 0800 854477