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Eye Examination

Currently, there is no charge for Eye Examinations in Scotland.

Most people have an Eye Examination every 1-2 years however on some occasions due to clinical requirements this frequency can alter.

Our optometrists are registered with the General Optical Council and have been qualified for around 10 years.

Eye Examinations take place most days at our practices or if required we also offer home Eye tests for patients unable to attend our practice due to medical reasons.

An Eye Examination usually takes between 30 to 40 minutes depending on whether we need to dilate your eyes.

It is normal to dilate patients over the age of 60 years, this allows a more detailed analysis of the back of the eye.

Examinations in Scotland are covered by a standard template which all optometrists registered with the local health board must adhere too.

Below is a list of some of the more relevant tests:-

  • Full history & symptoms
  • Check visual acuity
  • Retinoscopy
  • Internal Eye Examination
  • External Eye Examination
  • Eye pressure check (where necessary)
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Fundus Camera (if required)
  • OCT (if required)
  • Visual fields testing (if required)


After your Eye Examination, we will advise you if you require glasses and issue you with a copy of your prescription and relevant professional advice on types of frames/glasses best suited to your prescription.

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We are now open for emergency and essential Eyecare appointments but not routine eye examinations. If you are encountering any visual problems or indeed have lost or broken your current glasses please call our practices to discuss.
Cambuslang: 0141 641 7249
Dennistoun: 0141 554 8886
Tollcross: 0141 778 5662
Holler Box