At Bailey Eyecare we will provide you with a comprehensive visual health check. Through this we can ascertain your prescription requirements and screen your visual system for any clinical issues that may have developed.
The eye examination will in general last for a minimum of 30 minutes. Whether you are entitled to an NHS funded examination or your examination is privately funded we believe at Bailey Eyecare you should have the most comprehensive examination we can offer.
Our Optometrist will use the latest clinical equipment available to deliver a personal, professional examination whilst listening to your concerns and needs. Listed below are some of the procedures you will experience during your eye examination.
Digital retinal photography
This gives us the opportunity to detect, view and monitor early signs of threatening eye conditions. If required, the digital images of the retina can then be emailed to a doctor or ophthalmologist after your eye test. Our state of the art retinal cameras help the early detection of problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachments and diabetic retinopathy. These conditions commonly affect hundreds of thousands of people in the UK; the sooner they are detected, the sooner we can suggest a solution.
Intraocular Pressure Test
At Bailey Eyecare we are aware of and constantly access patient’s individual needs and preferences. With this in mind we offer two methods that measure the pressure within the eye.
This is a non-contact test using a rapid air pulse to flatten the cornea, and the IOP is determined by the force of the air jet.
For patients who prefer not to experience a puff of air, we use the Goldmann. This is considered to be the gold standard test and is the most widely accepted method. A special disinfected prism is mounted on the tonometer head and then placed against the cornea. The pressure in the eye is determined from the force applied.