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Private Eye Tests in Epping

It takes time to check your eyes thoroughly, carrying out all the tests to ensure your eyes are healthy and to investigate any symptoms you’re having.


Most important is the time to explain the results of your eye exam and to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your eyes. That’s why we allow 40 minutes for a standard eye exam at Aves.

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What does an eye examination at Aves involve?

Here is what to expect from an appointment at Aves Optometrists.

OCT Scan: This is a non-invasive 3D scan of the back of your eye. Click here to learn more about our OCT technology.

Vision: It is important to check how well you currently see, either with existing spectacles or without any spectacles.

Spectacle prescription: this will tell us whether or not you need spectacles to help you see comfortably.

Muscle balance: this tells us how well your two eyes are working together. Visual comfort is very important and a muscle balance problem can cause significant eye strain.

Ophthalmoscopy: this torch-like instrument enables us to examine the eyes to ensure that they are healthy.

History and symptoms: The optometrist will ask various questions about your eyes and your health to gather information specific to you. This allows the eye examination to be individual to your particular needs. You will be asked for details of any medications that you are taking, as some drugs and medical conditions can affect your eyes. You may want to bring a list of your medications with you. We will ask about any history of eye problems that you may have had along with details of relevant medical and eye problems in your close family.

Volk lens examination: this lens gives us a 3D view of the eye, helping us check your eyes in even more detail.

What else might be done?

Tonometry: this measures the pressure within the eye. It is one of the tests for glaucoma and is typically carried out in patients over the age of 40.

Visual fields: this measures peripheral vision and is a useful screening test for glaucoma as well as many other eye related problems. We have invested in the very best visual fields instrument which allows us to carry out specialist visual field assessments typically used in hospital investigations.

Colour vision: this detects colour vision defects and is typically done at a child’s first visit.

Colour Vision Test

Stereopsis: this measures binocular vision by means of 3D pictures and is often carried out as part of a child’s eye examination.

Slit lamp biomicroscopy: this enables a magnified view of the front surface of the eye. It is particularly useful in contact lens work and dry eye assessment.

Keratometry: this measures the shape of the front surface of the eye and is used extensively in contact lens fitting.



We also offer specialist eyecare services to further cater to your eyecare needs.

Have a question? Call us on 01992 572302

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