Eye Examinations Designed For You
Regular eye examinations are an important way of making sure that they are healthy, and that your visual system has the right support to provide long-term clear and comfortable vision. We don’t use a one size fits all approach, instead our experienced Optometrists take the time to understand your visual needs and background, then we individually tailor the assessment to suit, so that you receive the best advice possible.
Your eye health is our priority. As part of our gold standard eye examinations, we use advanced imaging technology to detect eye diseases in their early stages. Most eye problems can be treated or managed if caught early. Lawrence i-Care Optometrists was the first practice in the area to invest in digital imaging in the early 90’s and we have continued to invest in new technology such as Optical Coherence Tomography for macular problems and glaucoma and Infra-Red Meibography for blepharitis.
Vision provides close to 80% of the sensory input to the brain and is our dominant sense. Poor vision will sometimes lead to blur, eyestrain or headaches, but at other times will instead cause other symptoms such as fatigue or contribute to migraine.
As part of your eye examination we assess how you use your eyes during the day, for example how much driving, computer work, sports or reading do you do? The assessment then evaluates whether glasses or contact lenses will make a significant difference to both immediate clarity and long-term visual comfort. At the end of your eye examination you can trust that you will receive honest advice from our Optometrists and, because we are independent, we can offer you options from all the manufacturers on the market.
We recommend eye examinations at 6 months, 18 months and 3 years for children, then every year to two from then. Children can’t tell us when they aren’t seeing well, to them the vision they have is normal. Our Optometrists are experienced with working with young children and standard sight tests are free under the NHS. Parents sometimes worry about the potential for glasses
Many people don’t realise that they are suitable for contact lenses! Being independent means we source a wide range of contact lenses and have options that aren’t found in non-specialist practices. Mr Adamally also fits complex contact lenses for keratoconus and complex prescriptions.
Surgery-free Vision Correction
Imagine being able to wake up and see clearly for the rest of the day! The practice has highly specialised equipment and the expertise to fit a type of overnight contact lens using a technique known as orthokeratology. Developed over 30 years ago but refined over the last 10, you can have clear vision through the day by using an overnight lens to gently reshape the out layers of the cornea. This reversible technique has been found to be of great benefit in children who are becoming more short sighted, as well as patients who struggle with dry eye or athletes who find their glasses get in the way.
Dry, itchy, burning, watery or even variable vision? Ocular surface disease and blepharitis are increasingly common and our Optometrists run specialist assessments that not only assess the symptoms, but also can provide you treatment that will help improve the long term health of the surface of the eyes and improve symptoms.
Vision Therapy and Colourimetry
Mr Adamally is a neuro-developmental Optometrist accredited by the British Association of Behavioural Optometry. He provides specialist assessments and treatments for children with reading difficulties such as in dyslexia or dyspraxia, lazy eyes and squints, as well as for adults suffering from migraines or those with a history of traumatic brain injury.
Using a combination of carefully prescribed lenses, prisms or tints the visual system can often be helped to become more efficient improving access to learning. Optometric vision therapy may be recommended in more complex cases.