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Your eye ExaminationS

The Kingsbridge Eye Care Group offer a comprehensive range of Eye Examinations

Eye Examinations

The Kingsbridge Eye Care Group offer a comprehensive range of Eye Examinations, however, before you see your optometrist an Optical Assistant will perform screening checks.

It is important to tell your optometrist about any medical issues or any medication you may be taking as some conditions and medications can affect your eye sight. We will also ask about any hereditary conditions, such as diabetes or glaucoma.

The Eye Examination

Your optometrist will measure your vision using a snellen chart, this is the chart that uses a series of letters of all different sizes. You’ll be asked to read from the chart and lenses will be placed in front of your eyes to determine the power of your prescription. Your Optometrist will also ask you a series of questions to choose the right prescription to correct your vision. During the test the optometrist will check that the muscles of your eyes are working as they should, and will carry out checks of both the inside and outside of the eye, to ensure that everything appears healthy. Following your Eye examination the optometrist may recommend further tests:

  • Digital Photography
  • Visual Field Examination
  • Zeiss OCT Scanning

When the eye test is complete, your optometrist will discuss the results with you and make a recommendation on any corrective lenses you may need, they will also discuss the eye health and answer any questions you may have.

Need new glasses?

With the help of our friendly Dispensing Opticians, you’ll find a pair of new glasses that are perfect for you. Whether you’re looking for top of the range Varifocals, Designer frames, or just something that won’t break the bank, we’ve got you covered with a wide variety of tastes and budgets. We’ll also make minor alterations to frames to ensure the best possible fit, and advise you on which type of lens would suit you best.

The Screening Checks

Visual Field Screening

This is used to detect any blind spots in your field of vision, you’ll be asked to look at a spot in the centre of the screen and press a button any time you see a flash or a flicker.


This measures the curvature of your eyes and also gives us an approximate reading of your current prescription.

Non-contact Tonometer

This machine blows a couple of small puffs of air into your eyes, so that we can test the pressure of the eye and highlight more serious conditions, such as glaucoma.


This gives us an ultra-widefield retinal photograph so that the optometrist can enlarge, enhanced and examine the back of your eye more closely and detect conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and hypertension. You’ll be asked to look into the machine one eye at a time, and you will see a flash of light to let you know that the image has been taken.

Retinal Photography

Retinal Photography provides the images the Optometrist can enlarge, enhanced and examine the back of your eye more closely

OCT Eye Scan

The OCT scan allows viewing of the deeper layers of retinal tissues in high definition 3D. It is in these deeper layers that the signs of macula degeneration, diabetes, macula holes etc. can be first seen.

Advanced Visual Field

The visual field test checks your peripheral and central vision. It uses lights of different intensities to check the nerves at the back of your eye and the optic nerve which passes through the brain on its journey to the visual cortex.

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