Dry Eye Clinic

Finding relief for gritty, tired, and uncomfortable eyes is paramount in enhancing overall well-being, particularly in a world with prolonged screen time.

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If you suffer with gritty, tired, uncomfortable eyes then you may benefit from a visit to the dry eye clinic.

What is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye is a recognised common condition of the eyelids and tear glands and results in a variety of unpleasant symptoms and potential damage to the eye. There is no cure but symptoms can be reduced dramatically with the right treatment.

The degree of symptoms will vary from person to person and will be affected by environment, age, medication and general health.

How Can We Help?

At your dry eye consultation your tear function and the health of your eyelids will be examined and treatment will be recommended to promote the health and comfort of your eyes. Artificial tears can be the first line of therapy but this line of action only treats your symptoms rather than the actual cause so further treatments will be recommended that will allow your own tears to work at their best.

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To book an appointment please click the button below or call us on 01604 62 61 61 or visit the practice and our dedicated, friendly team will be delighted to help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an eye examination cost?

Some eye examinations are free if you are eligible for an NHS eye examination. Whether you are tested privately or on the NHS you can expect to receive the same high quality eye examination. To see whether you are eligible for a free eye examination on the NHS click here.

Eye examinations for children are free if they are under 16. Teenagers under the age of 19 are entitled to a free eye examination if they are in full time education.

The fee for private eye examinations is £42.00

How long does the eye examination take?

For an adult eye examination the appointment with your Optometrist will last approximately 30 minutes. Eye examinations for children and teenagers can take between 20 and 30 minutes.

At the end of the eye examination you will be advised whether you need to see one of our dispensing team for advice about your glasses. The time you will be with our dispensing team will vary depending on your individual needs.

Parking in Northampton close to our practice is usually free for the first two hours on weekdays and free all day on Saturdays. For more information please click here.

How old does my child have to be to have an eye examination?

There is no minimum age limit on when a child can have their eyes examined. We frequently see babies, toddlers, children and teenagers of all ages. Children do not need to be able to read or identify letters for us to examine their eyes.

We strongly encourage all children and young people to have their eyes tested regularly, usually every year. Eye examinations for children is free if they are under 16. Teenagers under the age of 19 are entitled to a free eye examination if they are in full time education.

What happens during the eye examination?

At the start of the appointment your Optometrist will ask you a few simple questions about your eyes and eyesight. From this we can tailor the eye examination to meet your personal needs. We will always check your vision and confirm your prescription. We aim to keep this part of the consultation as simple and easy as possible so that you can relax knowing that we use a variety of techniques to obtain the most accurate results possible.

An examination of the health of your eyes is essential to screen for various eye and general health conditions. This is done by shining various lights into your eyes. The experience is completely painless and will not affect your vision. To assess your eye health more thoroughly we recommend that all of our patients have the Eyemap ultra-wide field digital retinal scan completed regularly.

Sometimes your Optometrist may recommend additional procedures for example visual field testingtonometry or colorimetry either to be completed straight away or at another visit. If any extra tests are needed this will be fully explained to you during your eye examination. At the end of the examination your Optometrist will discuss the results of the tests completed, including a recommendation on whether you would benefit from new glasses. They will also be very happy to answer any questions you may have.

After your eye examination our dispensing team will be delighted to help you as you choose new glasses. We are very proud of our fantastic range of frame and lens choices which aim to suit a wide range of tastes and budgets. For more information about our frames click here.

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