In Scotland all eye examinations are free to all UK residents. Regular eye testing can identify any eye conditions or possible problems at an early stage. These might include cataracts, glaucoma, macula degeneration, binocular vision anomalies – also general conditions such as High Blood Pressure, cholesterol, neurological disorders, even some tumours.
Most eye examinations will take between 30 and 45 minutes, but adequate time is always allowed so that the patient never feels under any pressure. Sometimes a return visit may be necessary for further tests to be carried out.
Here every patient’s eyes are digitally photographed and if necessary examined with a laser scanner. The optometrist is always happy to fully explain any relevant eye conditions, answer any questions and address any concerns.
As a community practice all age groups are welcome – from cradle to grave (though preferably before embalming!). Young children are always encouraged to have regular checks – their testing is more fun with recognition of shapes and pictures rather than letters.
The practice is part of Grampian Eye Health Network, and as such is the first port of call for any eye emergency and/or problem. These can often be treated at the practice, but there is a direct referral route to the eye hospital if necessary. From conjunctivitis to a foreign body in the eye, all will be attended to.
Contact lens can be fitted and there is also a dry eye clinic for patients suffering from this condition.
Our Resident Optometrist:
John Dean-Perrin, BSc (Hons), MC Optom, FBDO CL
Registered with the General Optical Council