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Eye Tests and Eye Care

Free Eye Tests

The NHS in Scotland funds free eye tests.

At Montgomery Optometrists we provide a thorough eye examination with tests to assess the health of your eyes before issuing your spectacle prescription.

As optometrists, in addition to a full eye examination, we provide you with the most modern opticians’ services to help you take care of your eyes and make the most of your vision.

So, if you need an eye examination, please call your closest Montgomery Optometrists or email us for an appointment.

Retinal Imaging

Our up-to-date retinal imaging systems take digital photographic images showing the details of the interior of your eye. These images are taken in all our practices, then stored as part of your clinical records. This allows us to make accurate comparisons at future eye examinations.

We have recently invested in a revolutionary piece of diagnostic equipment that can detect key eye conditions, such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. We use this equipment, called a 3D Optical Coherence Tomography System (3D OCT), during routine eye tests.

Eye Health

At your eye examination, your optometrist will check for any conditions and issues relating to your general eye health. There are a number of conditions that may need further investigation and attention.

The College of Optometrists provide a helpful summary of eye conditions, from conjunctivitis and cataracts, to presbyopia, long- and short-sightedness, and other issues.

Low Vision

If you’re suffering from low vision, magnifiers can be useful for reading and many other activities. Our optometrists can carry out a low vision assessment, where we’ll explore any difficulties you are experiencing then give you tailored advice on the most suitable magnifier.
We can also suggest how you can adapt your home to make day-to-day living easier, such as improving the lighting.
Montgomery Optometrists liaise with the RNIB and the Macular Society who specialise in helping people with low vision difficulties.

Digital Display Assessments

As computers, tablets and mobile phones are part of everyday life, it’s becoming increasingly common for people to experience problems with their sight and overall eye comfort in front of their screens.

We can conduct a VDU assessment as part of your regular eye examination. This makes sure that you have the visual correction you need to use your screens comfortably for extended periods of time, as well as how to combat dry eyes (a common side effect of using a computer).

If a VDU assessment is being done on behalf of your employer, we can supply a report of our findings. See corporate eyecare.

Visual Assessments for Dyslexia

Recent research has shown that many people, both adults and children, with dyslexia or visual stress are sensitive to the glare of white backgrounds on a page. The good news is that these symptoms can often be relieved by the use of coloured overlays.