Looking for a family-friendly, clinically professional optician in Coventry? My Optician offers reliable eye examinations, hearing examinations and eyewear styling right on your doorstep!
Your eye health is extremely important to ensure a healthy lifestyle, which is why it's essential to have your eyes checked regularly.
At My Optician, both private and NHS patients are offered regular eye examinations that should be attended by people of all ages to help look after their eyesight.
We recommend you have an eye examination at least every two years, or more frequently if recommended by your optician.
What To Expect In Your Eye Examination?
An eye examination is a routine check that can detect signs of vision problems and eye disease. Our comprehensive eye examination consists of several parts and typically takes approximately 25 minutes.
During an eye examination, our optometrist will measure your visual acuity using letters and other symbols on a chart to assess the smallest size that you can read. The optician may also measure your peripheral vision (side vision) by asking you to follow a target that moves across your field of view.
To check for health problems, our optometrist may carefully examine your eyes, eyelids, and the area around your eyes to help look for signs of diabetes or high blood pressure.
Here at My Optician, taking care of your eyes is extremely important to us as it can help prevent vision loss and other eye diseases whilst also making sure you look great.
To protect your eyes you can wear sunglasses to shield from the UV rays when spending time outdoors and make sure your eyes are clean before going to sleep. However, to ensure maximum eye health it is essential to get your eyes checked at least once a year by an optometrist.
Regular check-ups should be attended whether you are experiencing symptoms or not to ensure any problems are caught early and that we can provide the right eyewear for you.
Enhanced Eyecare with OCT
OCT, short for optical coherence tomography, is a painless and non-invasive procedure that uses light waves to create detailed images of the eye.
Using a thin beam of light, the OCT scanner creates an image of the back of the eye for a more enhanced examination of your overall eye health.
The reflected light is captured by a special camera and processed by a computer, which then produces a detailed image showing structure and layers within the retina, choroid and vitreous humour.
OCT is useful as it can detect many diseases of the retina including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.
OCT is safe and non-invasive so you will not experience any discomfort or pain during the examination.
Eyeplan care scheme
When you join our Eyeplan Care scheme you’ll pay a monthly subscription which entitles you to fully personalised Eyeplan examinations. Care is available whenever you need it at no extra cost.
You'll also enjoy excellent benefits such as special Eyeplan prices on spectacles and sunglasses along with accidental damage cover - if you ever need it.
Colour Overlay assessments for dyslexia
Visual stress, also known as Meares-Irlen Syndrome or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, is a condition characterised by discomfort and perceptual distortions when viewing certain visual stimuli, particularly patterns, text, or high contrast images. It is not related to issues with visual acuity but rather affects how the brain processes visual information
Some common signs and symptoms of visual stress include:
Discomfort when reading
Blurred or moving text
Reduced reading fluency
Difficulty with patterns
Words appearing too close or too far apart
Squinting or rubbing eyes frequently
Avoidance of reading task
Once we identify that there is some visual stress involved, we would have to have a coloured overlays assessment to identify which colours are best suited to you, the initial consultation lasts 40 mins where we can identify the type of visual stress you have and the best possible treatment plan.
We have various treatment packages available, please feel free to book in for a consultation or pop in for an informal discussion.