Eye tests / Eye examinations,
Why Choose Us?
We look after your health
We offer two types of eye examination Advanced or standard. If you are entitled to a free NHS eye examination you can take the option to pay the additional £39 for the advanced exam.
Our Advanced Eye Examinations which takes 40 minutes includes 3D OCT scan and fundus photography. By taking advantage of the latest technology we can identify eye disease earlier and monitor small changes in the eye much better. Our use of advanced equipment allows us to refine our eye examinations, and to monitor patients within the practice avoiding unnecessary hospital referrals. However if we do find a problem, we can refer you to a specialist ophthalmologist, rather than being seen by a general ophthalmologist. As with a standard eye examination you will then have a full consultation with your Optometrist ensuring you have the best possible eye care.
A typical eye examination may include:
- Discussion including your health, you and your family’s ocular history, and your visual requirements for work and hobbies.
- Examination of the front and back of the eye by an Ophthalmoscope and/or Slit lamp.
- Assessment of spectacle prescription for the required working distance, such as distance (TV, driving), intermediate (VDU) and near (reading, sewing)
- Muscle balance tests to make sure both eyes are working precisely together.
- Tonometry (measurement of internal eye pressure -routine aged over 40)
Any other test deemed necessary (colour vision, stereo vision etc.)
We have a Humphrey Visual Field Analyser II, which is generally accepted throughout hospitals in UK as the gold standard in visual field analysis (used to detect/monitor glaucoma, for example).
We provide Private DVLA Assessments which require specific visual field examinations in order to grant a driving licence to patients with a known eye condition.
Regular eye examinations ensure that you are enjoying the best vision possible and will identify eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataract, and macular degeneration in their early stages. Our optometrists can also gain a useful insight into your general health from the appearance of your eyes and may detect underlying conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
At Molsom and Associates we pride ourselves on a thorough eye examination and, being a local independent company, are able to listen carefully to the needs of each and every individual and meet those needs with a friendly and efficient service. From contact lenses and sports eyewear to advice on use of computer screens or laser surgery, we feel sure you’ll find us everything you expected from an optician plus a whole lot more!
Molsom Optometrists are able to offer free eye tests in Spalding to all those eligible, some examples of eligibility are;
*Under 16 years of age (also aged 16, 17,18 and in full time education).
*Over the age of 60 years of age.
*Diagnosed with diabetes, glaucoma or registered sight impaired or severely sight impaired.
*Over 40 years of age and your mum, dad, sibling or child has been diagnosed with glaucoma.
*In receipt of income support, income-based Jobseeker’s allowance, Pension credit.
Please always ask our members of staff if you are unsure.
Also as Andy Molsom is specially accredited, we also complete Primary Eye Care Triage and treat appointments for the NHS.