Eye Examinations in North Yorkshire, Alexander Optometrists

Eye Examinations in North Yorkshire

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Eye examinations are an important health check that should be carried out at regular intervals.

For adults this usually means every two years, and for children between six months to two years, dependent on the child.

Not only does our optometrist check your vision, he also checks the health of your eye.

During this examination such conditions as cataracts, age related macula degeneration, Diabetes and Glaucoma can be detected. Your ocular history will be discussed at the beginning of the exam to determine any problems you may be experiencing.

Each individual has unique optical needs, so it is important that changes to your sight are corrected and spectacles supplied if needed.

Your Optician will be happy to explain these changes or answer your questions in terms easy to understand.

Eyeline Screening Programme


Eyeline Screening

The unique eyeline screening places greater emphasis on the clinical aspects of your eye care by using additional equipment to more closely monitor changes to the health of your eyes. You are seen by the optometrist at six monthly intervals and also receive a significant discount off all spectacles, contact lenses and sunglasses.

Early Glaucoma Detection With GDX Polarimetry

GDX Ppolarimetry

A state of the art piece if equipment designed to help detect glaucoma 6-7 years before a routine eye examination.

Optomap Digital Retinal Photography

By digitally imaging the retina you can more accurately monitor the progress of changes, for example due to Diabetes, high blood pressure and macula degeneration. With the OPTOMAP we are able to see much more of the retina than with conventional cameras.


The latest technology giving a non invasive cross section of the eye, rather like an ultrasound giving high resolution images to help with the detection of eye disease.


Visual Field Analysis

By digitally imaging the retina you can more accurately monitor the progress of changes, for example due to Diabetes, high blood pressure and macula degeneration.

Eye Pressure Measurements

Measuring Eye Pressume

Eye Pressure Measurements can ascertain your eyes optimum pressure to help reduce the risk of future nerve damage.

Your Child’s Eye Examination

To check distance vision we use images of animals, objects or capital letters. Each eye is checked separately. We will also check if your child’s eyes are working together properly. If necessary stereoscopic vision can be tested using special glasses making pictures appear in 3D.

It is sometimes difficult for children to say accurately what they see so we always perform an objective test. This involves the Optometrist shining a light into each eye separately using an instrument called a Retinoscope while holding lenses in front of the eye in order to see how the light is reflected back from the retina. The use of an Ophthalmoscope reveals the health of the eye and shows the internal structure of the eye including the retina crossed by blood vessels and the optic nerve.

Sometimes drops will be used to stop your child focusing for a little while to allow the optometrist to establish with greater accuracy how long or short sighted your child is.

If your child needs spectacles be positive, respond to comments in a matter of fact way and your child will not be self conscious – Wearing Spectacles Can Be Fun!

Children’s eye examinations and a selection of spectacles are FREE through the NHS

VDU Eye Examination

If you work at a computer for over two hours a day, your employer should pay for your sight test.

Minimum health and safety requirements as laid down in an EC directive relating to the use of VDU’s states that “operators are entitled to an appropriate eye and sight test before commencing work at a VDU and thereafter at regular intervals”.

Using computer can often show up anomalies that would otherwise remain undetected. Even if you need glasses for the computer, you may not need them for other vocational tasks. If you suffer from symptoms of eye strain, headaches, sore eyes or blurred vision, after or during VDU use, please arrange for a VDU eye examination.

Some of the conditions that can affect the eyes are;

Cataracts – For more information please visit Net Doctor
Diabetes – For more information please visit Net Doctor
Macula Degeneration – For more information please visit Net Doctor
Glaucoma – For more information please visit Net Doctor