First Time Eye Test

Your eyes are in good hands here at Wills Street Eyecare. Our experienced team of optometrists are passionate about eye health, and our dispensing team take pride in helping you look and feel your best.

For your first examination we allow 40 minutes with the optometrist, so we can fully understand your reasons for requesting an eye test.

What happens during the test? 

  • We will measure your vision and focus, in order to provide an accurate glasses prescription (if necessary)
  • We will perform a comprehensive health assessment to check for eye diseases such as cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma
  • We will record digital images of the front and back of your eyes as a baseline reference for future comparison

We promise not to confuse you with jargon. Your results will be explained in clear and concise language, and we will prescribe glasses or contact lenses if necessary. We may also suggest eye exercises or eye drops, or refer you to an ophthalmologist if further treatment is indicated.

At the end of the consultation we’ll let you know when your next check-up is due. We like to make things as simple and straightforward as possible.

Please note: some of our examinations require the use of eyedrops to dilate the pupils, which may result in temporary blurry vision and light sensitivity. We advise against driving immediately after these examinations, and recommend the use of sunglasses and a hat for glare protection.