This is our entry-level private examination, and is available to patients entitled to NHS help with their eye examination on payment of a small top-up fee.
The Advanced examination includes all the tests that are provided with the Comprehensive examination, with the exception of retinal photography. During this test we will also provide a more extensive examination of your peripheral vision than with the Basic (NHS) examination, which may allow for earlier detection of glaucoma.
At the end of the examination, you will be given a copy of your prescription, a full report on the condition of your eyes and the results of any supplementary tests that were performed.
Basic (NHS) Examination
The basic NHS examination includes sufficient tests to ensure the health of your eyes, but does not cover the range of eye health criteria to the standard that we would normally prefer. The NHS fee is unfortunately insufficient to cover the costs of the equipment and optometrist time to carry our further testing. This is why we recommend that you upgrade to our Advanced or Comprehensive examinations which incorporate more detailed assessments.
At the end of your Basic examination, you will be given a copy of your prescription.