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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 the types of frames/glasses best suited to your prescription.

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