What to Expect in a Eye Examination

NWLLOC Patient Information Sheet


What should be in a standard private or NHS eye examination?
This is a very difficult question to answer, as the actual legal requirements of this are quite vague. An Optometrist is required to perform:


The optometrist will:


The optometrist may also:


What is not in an NHS sight test?
An NHS test does not cover:


Most practices still provide examinations which are paid for by the NHS, although individual practitioners may opt to examine their patients privately. These practitioners should advise the patient of this in advance of their examination.

Supplementary procedures and the necessity for follow-up appointments may be identified during a routine examination and charges may be applicable for these.