At Robin Hall Opticians, we welcome you, whether it is for a routine eye examination or specialist advice. As well as spectacles, we also supply specialist magnifiers and contact lenses. Rachel is happy to see small children. She is also experienced in conducting examinations for people who may have communication or other difficulties.
We allow about 40 minutes for each eye examination. This lets you have a thorough but relaxed examination and gives you a chance to ask all those questions you may have.
We have up to date equipment to help us diagnose any problems you may have with your eyes, such as glaucoma or diabetes. We are able to refer you directly to the most appropriate specialist; this may be the hospital or to your doctor.
We are more than happy to test and treat children in our practice. There is no lower age limit for an eye examination, as there is no lower age limit for an eye problem to occur. Ideally your child should be examined every two years, or more frequently if there is a need. We enjoy the change of view as they grow and keep on coming!
Pictures of the back of your eye tell us a lot more about your eyes and health than just looking can. Diabetic screening is provided through the NHS, but you do not have be diabetic to have images of your eyes taken. We have a Maestro which is an OCT and camera designed to take 3 dimensional images of the back of your eye. There is an extra charge for this service, should you wish to take advantage of it.
By having images taken at each eye examination, changes indicating conditions such as glaucoma may be identified. This allows diagnosis and therefore treatment to be started at a much earlier stage and reduces the chances of severe sight loss.
Left top: Retinal cross-section, Left bottom: corneal scan, Right: Retinal image