Looking after you
and your family's vision
for forty years . . .
What we do . . .
Covered by our Iris Membership
Your general health, medications and ocular history
Discussion about your current vision eyewear
Discussion about your expectations
Initial vision assessment
Detailed subjective vision assessment
Binocular vision and muscle balance assessment
Contrast and light sensitivity assessment
Vocational assessment and discussion
Discussion about the prescription results
External examination of your eyes
Internal examination of your eyes - including retinal photography
Intra-ocular pressure assessment
Perimetry assessment - field of vision test - when required
OCT scan - if we agree it would be beneficial (Private/Iris funded)
Discussion about your ocular health results
Discussion about the type of vision correction you feel would best meet your vision requirements and expectations
Opportunity for further discussion and questions
Hand over to a qualified Dispensing Optician
NHS screening and services
Diabetic Retinal Screening
Minor Eye Conditions Service
Glaucoma Screening Programme
Post Cataract Assessment
Intra-Ocular Pressures Referral Service
Other clinical services
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Perimetry Assessment (Field of Vision)
Low Vision Assessments
NHS and Private Referrals
After nearly forty years in practice, I know it's only through talking with my patients that I really get to know them and their requirements. My patients like to know what I'm doing throughout the examination so explaining each stage in a clear, understandable language helps put them at ease. Like most of my fellow colleagues here, I've never been one for rushing to the outcome and much prefer to gradually arrive at the result once we're both in agreement about the way forward.
Our 35 minute appointments ensure there's ample time to check every part of your vision
We offer a lot more than just Full Eye Examinations . . .
There are plently of good reasons
to have your vision checked with us . . .
Optical coherence tomography
Regular Eye Examinations and retinal imaging only reveal a two-dimensional view of the inside of you eye. Our OCT imaging system provides an incredible 3D view of your retina and all the underlying structures in breath-taking detail. This technology allows us to pick up the early signs of ocular conditions like Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration long before your experience any symptoms.
Really getting to know you . . .
Your vision is the most complex sensory system in your body and we believe an Eye Examination should never be just about the final prescription. Our Opticians are encouraged to talk with you and discuss every aspect of your vision. Only by doing so can the results be perfectly tailored to meet all your vision requirements. We are also very fortunate to have a highly dedicated team of clinical assistants to support us with various extra assessments, before and after your examination.
On most occasions, by the end of your appointment, we will have agreed a plan of action and be ready to hand you over to one of our qualified Dispensing Opticians.
Your cornea takes quite a pounding everyday, with an average 28,000 blinks, exposure to the elements and the possibility of a contact lens covering it's surface for up to 12 hours. Close inspection of your cornea is therefore an essential part of each Eye Examination. If you're also considering a vision therapy like EyeDream OrthoK we'll also be using corneal topography; a technique for mapping the surface curvature of your cornea in incredible detail. This data is then used by an OrthoK lens manufacturer to make a contact lens that fits perfectly.
Using digital display screens of one sort or another is fairly common place in many peoples lives today. Being able to see your mobile up close, a tablet on your lap and a dual-screen computer at work with just one prescription can prove pretty challenging, especially as one reaches middle-age. Luckily, with a little bit of discussion about you, your vision requirements and working distances, we can usually specify optimum prescriptions for everything you want to look at. Our qualified Dispensing Opticians will also carry out a visual task analysis to pinpoint your exact vision requirements . . .
Good eyesight is an essential part of what it is to be human, so when it deteriorates, everyday life can become a real struggle. Finding the right solution is not simply a case of acquiring a few magnifiers. You need a whole person approach offering solutions that will really help you.
Listening to you and discussing how low vision is actually affecting your everyday life is the most important part of our service we offer, which includes home visits. You'll want to be sure the recommendations we make will work for you at home and out and about.
Peter Noakes FC Optom Director
Dry Eye Disease management
Your eyes can become dry, sore and irritable for many reasons; working in air-conditioned buildings, wind, age-related or due to taking medication. We offer both short-term symptom relief with off-the-shelf drops during routine appointments and a longer term management programme for those with chronic dry eye disease. By regularly monitoring your dry eye and adapting the treatment, in most cases it is possible to find long-term relief.
Free hearing tests
We've teamed up with local hearing specialists bloom, to offer you access to free hearing tests within a relaxed and quiet environment at one of our practices.
Simply give us a call and we'll arrange for their Audiologist Richard to get in touch and book your free hearing test.
When everything else has been tried, undiagnosed reading difficulties can sometimes be helped with the use of coloured overlay sheets or special precision tinted glasses.
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Iris Membership is unique to us so you won't find such an inclusive range of savings and benefits anywhere else locally . . . and the best bit - joining is quick and easy and you'll start saving straight away.
Whether you wear lenses already or would like to try them for the first time, you'll discover we won't rush you into making a decision.
Our flexible approach to fitting lenses helps you decide which options best suit your lifestyle and budget. We also think you'll find our pricing pretty competitive, especially with the added savings and benefits you receive with our unique Iris Membership.
Looking after young eyes
It's heart warming to witness clients we started seeing many years ago as children now bringing their children to the practice. Regular check-ups for children to ensure their eyes are healthy and performing correctly should always start on or around the time they start school. Our junior Examinations are both gentle and informative for the accompanying parents or guardians and are funded by the NHS.
Available at Callington
Short-sightedness or myopia can start at around 6 - 13 years of age and continue to get progressively worse until a child stops growing. There are associated risks to their eye health and vision that mean it's vitally important to slow down the progress as soon as possible.
We offer a number of therapies including the latest MiSight Daily Contact Lenses. For more information speak to one of our accredited Opticians when you child next attends an appointment with us.
High resolution retinal photography
The use of retinal imaging during regular Eye Examinations has become common place and with good reason. High resolution photography allows the Optician to view a close up image of each retina and more importantly to compare the images taken today with those taken previously, often over many years. This provides an invaluable tool for the early detection of many common eye conditions; allowing for early referral to a specialist, often long before you experience any symptoms.
Premium Enhanced Eye Examination - NEW
Our gold standard appointment includes two vitally important preventative imaging technologies: 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and High Resolution Retinal Photography along with intra-ocular pressure assessment using Goldman and Field of Vision Assessment.
You will also benefit from a detailed visual task analysis to determine your optimum vision correction requirements and a styling consultation with one of our Qualified Dispensing Opticians.
Please allow at least 60 minutes duration for your visit. Available at our Crownhill and Carbis Bay practices and Plympton - soon!