Adult eye exam

An extensive eye examination is conducted using the latest technology. The optometrist will then take the time to explain all the results/findings. The eye examination consists of an external examination, followed by specific tests for visual acuity, pupil function, visual fields and intraocular pressure. We look for conditions such as glaucoma and macular-degeneration, as well as detecting underlying general health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

 Children’s eye exam

Good vision is essential in childhood development and regular eye examinations are the key to good vision.
Research has shown that one in five school children have an undetected eye problem. As 80% of a child’s learning occurs visually, many children cannot see well enough to reach their full potential or enjoy everyday childhood activities as much as they could.
A child may not realise if their vision is not clear – they assume the way they see is normal. Therefore regular eye examinations are advised for all children under the age of 16 at least once a year.

 

How often should one have an eye examination?

We advise regular eye examinations for everyone including children even when you are
not experiencing any difficulties. The recommended intervals are set out below:

1: Aged 15 or below
every year

2: Aged 16 – 69
every 2 years

3: Aged 70 and over
every year

4: Diabetic and Glaucoma patients
every year

5: Aged 40 or over with an immediate
relative with Glaucoma
every year

The above are general guidelines but if it is clinically required, an eye examination may be advised more frequently, the optometrist will advise you of this.
Please contact us if you have any queries or questions about our eye examination and related issues, we would be most happy to advise you.

Low Vision Aids

Passano opticians also provide Low Vision Aids. In some cases it is no longer possible to
improve eye sight with spectacles alone. This is when low vision aids can really help.
We can assess your individual needs and provide an aid which helps with the particular
task you are struggling with. We have simple hand held magnifiers as well as more
sophisticated devices.

Corporate Eyecare

Employers are legally obliged under the Health & Safety regulations to provide eye
care for VDU users, clerical staff, drivers and protective eyewear for industrial workers.
At Passano opticians we can care for your employees eyes in every way be it conventional glasses or safety spectacles. We already work with a number of corporate organisations including Abacus, Customs, Chestertons, GibFibreSpeed, the MOD, GBC, Bet365, AquaGib, Sovereign Insurance and College Clinic. We provide a range of protective prescription eyewear that is suitable for all working environments. Please contact us for more information.