Your eye test will be carried out by a qualified professional. Your eyes
will be checked both internally and externally. This part of the test is very important and
checks that your eyes are in good health as well as looking for other underlying health problems
(such as high blood pressure), macular degeneration , glaucoma and diabetes.
The optician will generally check out your eyes using a bright light and
microscope that can look at the back of your retina and other internal structures. It is
completely painless, so relax. During this inspection the optician may make notes and sketches
about any slight irregularities on the surface of your eye or your retina. This is normal, the
aim being to be able to compare these notes at each optician visit to see if any detrimental
changes are occuring. Other tests may be carried out such as tests for glaucoma (if you are over
40) or colour vision deficiencies.