Regular eye examinations help you to see the world with healthy eyes. At Brownbills our experienced optometrists are renowned for the comprehensive, tailored eye examinations that they offer.

During your eye examination we will discuss your reason for visiting and any problems you may be experiencing with your vision in your day-to-day life. Your optometrist will ask questions about your general health and for details of any medication you may be taking. They may also ask for details regarding your family’s health which may have relevance to yourself, such as there being a family history of glaucoma.

Your optometrist will measure your unaided or ‘natural’ vision and aided vision using our computerised test charts before calculating your refraction. This is the prescription that is required for spectacles or contact lenses. Your prescription may include measurements for far, near and intermediate (e.g. VDU) distances. We will also assess the muscle balance of your eyes to ensure that not only do you see clearly but comfortably as well.

We utilise tried and tested techniques alongside state of the art technology such as our OCT and Corneal Topographer to access and measure the health of your eyes. These additional examinations will be discussed and explained to you as they are performed so that you understand what is happening and the benefit it has to you at every stage of the examination.

Other tests that your optometrist may advise include: Visual Fields, Colorimetry, Colour Vision Assessment, Contact Tonometry, Gonioscopy, Pachymetry, Retinal Photography, Dilation, Cycloplegic Refraction.

Please note that some of the additional tests mentioned above will attract a supplementary fee which will be explained before the test is performed.

At the end of the examination your optometrist will provide you with a written copy of your prescription and will discuss with you their findings; including giving any recommendations they have for you.

Should you require, your optometrist will introduce you to a member of our dispensing team who will be able to assist you in choosing the right pair of spectacles to suit you and your lifestyle.