PRIVATE EYE TEST / NHS EYE TEST / DIGITAL RETINAL PHOTOGRAPHY / OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY / VISUAL FIELD ASSESSMENTS / DRY EYE MANAGEMENT / EMERGENCY EYE CARE / DIRECT CATARACT REFERALS
At Halls we recognise the importance of eye health as well as visual ability, we have the most up-to-date technology in a modern and friendly environment. Our staff have many years experience, are extremely knowledgeable and genuinely care about your quality of vision and helping you to maintain healthy eyes.
We offer an outstanding level of unique care for both private and NHS funded eye tests. We supply glasses and contact lenses to suit any visual correction and any requirement. Additionally, we offer retinal photography, optical coherence tomography, emergency eye care, direct cataract referrals, Intra-Ocular Pressure Repeat Readings and treatment/ advice for Blepharitis.
We recommend that everyone has an eye test at least every 2 years as part of their health care routine, some individuals and children should be seen more frequently as advised by their optometrist. We offer both private and NHS funded eye tests. People under the age of 16, over 60’s, those affected by glaucoma, diabetes, or those at risk of glaucoma, are entitled to a free eye test. We strongly recommend regular eye tests to maintain healthy eyes.
Digital Retinal Photography
Our eye tests include digital retinal photography. This means, during the test we will take a photograph of your retina (back of the eye) to identify any eye health problems. We maintain accurate records of your photographs that can easily be compared each time you visit, enabling us to detect and monitor any changes.
Optical Coherence Tomography
We are the only opticians in the local area to provide Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT for short). This additional service is the latest imaging technique used to obtain high resolution 3D images of the retina. During your appointment we will perform a detailed scan and the results indicate your overall eye health. An OCT assists particularly in early detection, diagnosis and monitoring of various eye conditions like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration and retinal detachments at an incredibly early stage. Having an OCT in combination with your normal eye test will allow us to obtain the most detailed information about your overall eye health. It is the highest level of eye care, the best you will get within a local opticians practice. Read More
Dry Eye Management (Blepharitis)
The most common cause of dry eyes is Blepharitis which is the inflammation of the eyelids, it can develop at any age but is more common in people over 40. Signs can include: itchy and sore eyelids, eyelids that stick together and are difficult to open, particularly when you wake up, and eyelashes that become crusty or greasy. Blepharitis is usually a long-term condition and most people experience repeated episodes, separated by periods without symptoms. However, a daily eyelid-cleaning routine that involves applying a warm eye bag, along with the correct professional advice, can help you to control the symptoms. We offer a dry eye service that will help you to manage your condition, there are a variety of products available at Halls for the relief and treatment of dry eye conditions.
Emergency Eye Care Services
Red Eye/Flashing Lights/Floaters/GP Referral
We offer an appointment within 24 hours for customers with any of the above symptoms. Appointment includes eye examination, health check including retinal photography and referral if necessary.