At Sussex Eyecare, there is more to your eye examination than finding if you need glasses or contact lenses. We also carry out a range of tests to assess the health of your eyes. As everyone is different, your eye examination is tailored to your individual requirements. The basic NHS eye examination may be upgraded to the much more extensive Comprehensive Private examination for an extra charge if you wish.
This 45 minute eye examination includes full discussion of ocular history and symptoms including general health issues and medication. Thorough external and internal examination of the eye using a variety of techniques to detect and problems that may merit further investigation. Retinal imaging with fundus photography enables a permanent record of the condition of the back of the eye. A full OCT scan is performed, which has the ability to detect problems in the eye prior to any symptoms being present, and therefore detect the early onset of a variety of eye conditions and also allows for detection of other diseases such as macular holes, hypertensive retinopathy and even optic nerve damage. Using an OCT allows for early treatment and dramatically improves the success of these treatments, especially in diseases such as wet macular degeneration – where the eye disease progresses rapidly. Eye pressure will be accurately measured using applanation tonometry, and where appropriate, visual fields and any other tests needed, will be carried out. Refraction for spectacles will be carried out, taking into account specific requirements and type of correction needed to produce the most accurate and suitable vision correction for you.
Sussex Eyecare is a MECS (Minor Eye Conditions Service) accredited practice, and can offer this service privately or funded by the NHS for those people registered with a GP in the Seaford and Eastbourne area. This means we can deal with minor eye conditions on behalf of the NHS to alleviate pressure on GP surgeries. The MECS appointment is a medical Eye examination as opposed to a sight test, and offers diagnosis and treatment regimes for a number of non-sight related eye conditions.