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Eye Examinations

Our knowledgeable and friendly opticians will guide you through each appointment and thoroughly examine your eyes to monitor their health and your vision.

Women Having a NHS Eye Examination

Eye Examinations for NHS and Private Patients

Eye care is important for everyone, so we offer eye examinations designed to work for every patient.


Our knowledgeable and friendly opticians will guide you through each appointment and thoroughly examine your eyes for all kinds of vision loss. We use the latest testing procedures to test your eyesight and check up on your eye health, so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with taking care of this precious sense.

Many people are entitled to free eye examinations through the NHS, so you may be able to take this important step towards healthier eyes without extra cost. NHS-entitled patients include people:

  • under 16 years of age

  • under 19 years of age in full-time education

  • over 60 years of age

  • diagnosed with partial or complete blindness

  • diagnosed with glaucoma or diabetes or at a greater risk of these conditions.

There are other entitlements for people in different situations, so get in touch with us today and see if you may be able to get a free eye examination.

Man Having An Eye Exam At Local Opticians

What to Expect in Your Eye Examination?

At Neil Gordon Opticians, you’ll be guided through your examination by one of our expert optometrists.


While our examinations are designed to work differently to suit the needs of each patient, they all include a fundamental set of tests to assess your eyesight and ocular health. To help provide eye care that’s tailored for you, your optometrist will also ask you some questions about your eyes, lifestyle and family history – this helps them ascertain your risk levels for vision loss and certain eye conditions.


Altogether, your eye examination will tell us everything we need to know to help you prevent or manage any vision loss or conditions.

Looking After Your Eye Health

It can be difficult to know where to begin in looking after your eye health, so we try to help all of our patients with practical information about eye care.


During your appointments, our opticians are happy to give you advice about avoiding eye strain, preventing vision loss and eye conditions, and using the right products to protect your eyes.


It is important to remember that your eyes are part of your general health and having a good diet, avoiding or quitting smoking, and protecting yourself from the sun all have a positive effect on your eyesight.

Young Woman Having Eye Exam
Optomap Eye Scan
Enhanced Eye Examinations With Optomap

With the help of Optomap, we provide enhanced eye examinations for a more detailed assessment of eye health.


Optomap is a cutting-edge retinal imaging technology that uses three different scans to create an image of your retinas. The scan is completely safe and allows your optician to immediately spot even small abnormalities that could lead to a serious condition.


With Optomap we can also keep a record of your scans, allowing your optician to track your eye health over time. If you are at greater risk of eye conditions or simply want peace of mind about your eye health, Optomap offers a great opportunity.

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