At Gorseinon eye Centre we are focussed on delivering exceptional eyecare. We will find the best spectacle prescription for you and carry out all the clinical tests to make sure your eyes are healthy.
Why are our tests different ... Continuity and care.
All examinations are undertaken by our highly experienced optometrists Mandy, Helen or Louise. This means you can be seen by the same optometrist every time if you wish. We also allow plenty of time, we won’t rush your examination. We understand that some people get very anxious about an eye examination,we strive to make every individual feel at ease. Our examinations may include DIGITAL RETINAL PHOTOGRAPHY. This helps detect glaucoma,diabetes,high blood pressure and macular degeneration and more.. The photos provide an excellent reference point for your eye health and are compared each time you visit allowing even the smallest change to be detected. The retinal photography is free for both private and NHS patients.
Standard NHS eye examinations are free and our standard private eye examinations are £23.00.
Both NHS and Private Examinations can be up graded to the Enhanced Eye Examination Incorporating Optical Coherence Tomography, OCT. The Enhanced Eye examination cost is £25.00 for NHS patients & £45 for private patients.
What is OCT?
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. This image shows your Optometrist much greater detail than simple retinal photography and gives invaluable information to allow even the subtlest of changes in the retina to be imaged. This technique is particularly useful for the early detection of glaucoma & macular degeneration.
Visual Field Screening
Worried whether you are safe to drive...want peace of mind? Visual field screening checks the sensitivity of the peripheral part of the retina and the integrity of the optic nerve.This will often be examined as part of your eye examination. However there may be times when you may want an additional visual field test to ensure that you would still meet the binocular Esterman Visual Field Test as specified by the DVLA. We can provide this in a stress free environment where we take the time to explain things thoroughly to put you at your ease to ensure we get the best possible result.