Eye Examination
Eye examinations are an important health check that should be carried out at regular intervals, even if you do not wear an optical correction such as glasses or contact lenses and do not have any visual problems.  

At Lee Opticians we are committed to providing the highest standard of eye care and with state-of-the-art technology our caring and professional Optometrists conduct a comprehensive examination,  performing an extensive range of tests and procedures to determine the health of your eyes and if any optical prescription is required.  Every examination is tailored to each patient’s needs and concerns.

ALL CHILDREN should have their eyes examined before they start primary school and much earlier if there are any concerns or a family history of eye disorders.  A child’s sight is paramount to their development and education and should be assessed at least every 12 months or more regularly if advised, to ensure visual development. 

Your child is never too young to have their eyes examined.

Many people qualify for and are entitled to a FREE eye examination under NHS guidelines such as patients under 19 years old and in full time education, patients over 60 years old, patients with diabetes... See full NHS guidelines below.

Routine Eye Examination

At the beginning of the examination the Optometrist will discuss with you: -
  • Any concerns you have regarding your eyes or vision.
  • Any symptoms that you are experiencing.
  • Your visual needs in relation to work, hobbies and lifestyle.

A detailed history and symptoms taken, vision and visual requirements assessment, ocular muscle and binocular vision assessment, ocular health assessment and additional assessments such as colour vision, intraocular pressure and visual field assessment will be performed.

At the end of the examination when all the relevant tests have been completed the Optometrist will: -
  • Explain the results of the examination and advise you whether or not a new or changed prescription is required.
  • Advise you on appropriate spectacles and contact lenses for your individual requirements.
  • Answer any questions you may have.
  • Recommend when you should have your next examination.

Our professional care does not finish at the end of the eye examination.

Following your eye examination one of our Dispensing Staff will advise you on the various options available to satisfy your optical requirements according to your individual needs.  This will include frame and lens choice.

  Domiciliary Eye Care (Home Visits)

At Lee Opticians we pride ourselves on caring for all of the community.  If due to medical reasons you are unable to attend one of our practices for an eye examination, we can arrange to perform an eye examination at your home or other residence e.g. nursing home.

A comprehensive examination will be performed ensuring the highest standard of care.  

If you are entitled to a FREE eye examination under the NHS guidelines a domiciliary visit will be performed FREE, but the NHS will ask us to provide a medical reason as to why a home visit is required.


NHS Entitlement

Are you entitled to a FREE eye examination?

If you are: -
  • Under 16 or under 19 and in full-time education.
  • Aged 60 or over.
  • Registered blind or partially-sighted.
  • A Diabetic.
  • A Glaucoma sufferer.
  • Considered at risk of developing Glaucoma by an ophthalmologist.
  • Over 40 and the parent/ brother/ sister/ child of a person with Glaucoma.
  • A complex lenses patient under the NHS voucher scheme.


If you or your partner receives: -
  • Income support.
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance.
  • Valid Tax Credit Exemption Certificate.
  • HC2 Certificate.
 
To book an eye test call us at Warrenpoint on 028 41753030 or Crossmaglen on 028 30868866. You can also email us at info@leeopticians.com or crossmaglen@leeopticians.com.