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Eye Examinations

Eye Tests at Val Hughes Optometrists

Your eye examination will last for approximately 40 minutes, to allow time for your optometrist to thoroughly examine your eyes and vision. 


During this time, you will be asked to complete a series of tests which are all designed to assess your visual status (whether you might be long or short-sighted) and eye health.


None of these tests are difficult or painful in any way but are important for your optometrist to be able to accurately prescribe any eyewear, if this is necessary.

Once your examination is complete, your optometrist will explain their findings to you, including any updates to your prescription that might be required. They’ll also be happy to answer any questions you have, as well as taking the time to recommend suitable products for your needs, wants and lifestyle.

Eye Examination equipment

Advanced Eye Examinations

As part of the eye exam, you will also have the opportunity to have photographs taken of your eye to allow us to diagnose eye health issues in the early stages and, in turn, faster and more effective treatment for you.


Due to our commitment to the eye health of our patients, we have invested in a Retinal Imaging camera and OCT Scanning machine to give us a better look at the back of your eyes and beneath the surface of your eye.

Advanced & diabetic

OCT Scan

OCT stands for Ocular Coherence Tomography and is an advanced eye scan for people of all ages. 

Our OCT Scanning machine works in a similar way to an ultrasound but uses light waves instead of sound waves to capture a digital photograph of the layers that make up the back of the eye.

Being able to see more of the eye, your optometrists can carefully examine your eyes in greater detail to spot any issues as early as possible.

OCT Scan Machine


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