Private eye examination
When you book your eye examination you’ll benefit from a number of essential checks, specifically designed to keep your eyesight and general health in the best possible condition.
At Ryatt Optometry we’ll test your vision and check your eyes for diseases like glaucoma or cataracts, as well as other general health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Should your vision require correcting, your optometrist will advise you of your prescription options such as glasses or contact lenses.
Your eye examination will include:
A full visual check including peripheral vision
Ocular health check
Eye pressure check
Retina check including photographing the back of your eye
We also offer an OCT Scan at an additional cost to patients who may need it.
After your eye examination, if you need new glasses we stock the latest up-to-date brands. We'll help you choose the right spectacles that not only look good, but also feel great.
NHS eye examination
You're entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:
are under 16
are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education
are 60 or over
are registered as partially sighted or blind
have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
are 40 or over and your mother, father, sibling or child has been diagnosed with glaucoma
have been advised by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) that you're at risk of glaucoma
are a prisoner on leave from prison
are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optician can advise you about your entitlement
Urgent eyecare (CUES)
CUES (COVID URGENT EYECARE SERVICES) IS A COMPLETELY FREE SERVICE OFFERED TO ALL PATIENTS REGISTERED WITH A G.P.
Mr Ryatt is an accredited CUES practitioner. The service was created for patients with the following symptoms:
● Red eye or eyelids
● Dry eye, or gritty and uncomfortable eyes
● Irritation and inflammation of the eye
● Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
● Recently occurring flashes or floaters
● Ingrowing eyelashes
● Recent and sudden loss of vision
● Foreign body in the eye
The CUES scheme has been created to offer a diagnosis and treatment for patients experiencing ocular problems WITHOUT the need for a G.P. referral/appointment.
Major eye conditions e.g. cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma that are being regularly monitored by an optometrist or eye hospital will not be covered by this service.
Initially this service is carried out via a telephone consultation followed by a face to face appointment if required.
Please note, this is NOT a sight test.