Eye examinations do more than check your vision. Conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachments, high blood pressure and diabetes can all be detected with a comprehensive eye exam — and that’s exactly what you’ll can expect at Bunker Opticians.
What’s involved in our eye exams?
Our eye exams take between 30–60 minutes. If your child is coming in for an eye exam, we’ll make sure it’s age appropriate, using picture charts instead of letter charts when necessary.
Here are some of the main components of our comprehensive eye exam:
- Visual acuity – checks your clarity of vision by seeing how well you can read the letters chart
- Refraction – determines whether you need vision correction or if your existing prescription has changed by displaying lenses with different strengths in front of your eyes and seeing which ones make reading the letter chart easier
- Pressure check – measures the pressure level inside your eyes
- Eye muscle function – assesses eye tracking and coordination to see how well the eyes are working together
- Slit lamp assessment – examines the front of your eye
- Retinal health – our advanced scanning technology checks the health of the back of your eye
We provide both NHS and private eye exams and highly recommend including advanced retinal imaging — the 4D OCT and Optomap scans – as part of your assessment. These scans aren’t covered by the NHS but enable us to accurately catch the earliest signs of eye disease or damage for early diagnosis and prevention of deterioration. They are both COVID-safe, as our optometrists don’t need to be within close proximity to you to do them.
Peace of mind with our Eyecare Plan
Take advantage of unlimited eye exams without having to rely on waiting for your next NHS eye exam when you join our Eyecare Plan from just £10 a month. Our advanced retinal imaging services, eyewear discounts and other exclusive member benefits are also included in this monthly fee.
How often should you have an eye exam?
Our optometrists will always advise you on how often to have eye exams depending on your clinical and individual needs. We often recommend that high-risk groups come in for regular eye exams on an annual basis at the very least, while others will only need to be seen every 2 years. The NHS can cover annual or two-yearly check-ups for those who are eligible, however if you do need to be seen more frequently, opting to have private eye exams or joining our care plan means we’ll be able to see you as often as necessary without these restrictions.