Eye Examination

Experience high quality eye care that is all about you and your vision requirements

Nu-Sight Opticians Eye ExaminationIt is important that you receive a thorough eye care experience and can rest assured that your eye health is in good hands. At our modern and cosy practice, you will receive an eye care experience that is all about you.

When you first visit our practice, you can expect a warm welcome and a relaxed environment ahead of your eye examination. We then allocate between 30 and 40 minutes to complete your eye examination and find out all about your lifestyle and medical history.

You will be asked about your general health and any medication you may be taking. We look closely at your eye care history and how well you are getting on with your current eyewear. You will also be asked about your lifestyle, including your occupation and any sports that you participate in. This helps our optometrist to tailor your eye examination to suit you.

Using the latest optical technology, our experienced optometrists will examine and analyse your eyes with precision.

What does my eye examination include?


  1. Your vision will first be tested using an instrument called a retinoscope. This helps our optometrist to assess the power of any spectacles you may need.
  2. A muscle balance analysis is carried out by placing lenses called prisms in front of your eyes. This helps us to determine how well your eyes are coordinated and establish whether they are working well together.
  3. The next stage is to examine your eyes internally and externally. Using an ophthalmoscope to shine a bright light through the pupil, we can view the internal structures of your eye.
  4. We will then test your eye pressure and visual fields. To measure the pressure in your eye, you will have a small puff of air on each eyeball. We can then measure the pressure and check for conditions such as glaucoma.
  5. By examining the front of your eye with a slit-lamp bio-microscope, we are able to then view your eyes with a magnification of up to 50 times.
  6. If you are part of our vision care plan, we will then complete fundus imaging and OCT to take detailed images of the inside of your eye. If you are not part of our vision care plan and require further assessment, this will be at an additional cost.


Nu-Sight Opticians Glasses FittingOnce our experienced optometrists have completed a thorough examination of your eyes, they will discuss the results with you and advise you of whether spectacles are required. If you do require spectacles, the optometrist will talk to you about the lens options available to you.

It is important that any changes in your vision are discussed with your optometrist, no matter how small. This will help the optometrist to complete the appropriate tests on your vision and spot any conditions that may cause your vision harm.

You will also benefit from our state-of-the-art fundus camera. This is a digital retinal camera which photographs the back of your eye. Retinal photography gives us access to a more detailed image of your eye, allowing us to detect early signs of common eye diseases such as age related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. It also enables us to identify general health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Images are stored on your record which means that we are able to compare any changes each time you come in for an eye test. It also means that you can see what we see when testing your eyes.

OCT: Enhanced Retinal Scan

Booking your eye examination with us is simple. Call us on 01296 398 941 and speak to a member of the team, or you can email us on info@nu-sight.co.uk and we will contact you to arrange your appointment.

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