Your Eye Test
Your eyes will be tested by Anne Irving who graduated from Manchester University in 1977 and has been an Optician for 40 years, much of that time in Kendal.
Anne is helped out by Optometrist Lucy Peart. Lucy has been an Optician for 17 years mainly working in Cumbria and works part-time with us here in Kendal.
We do both NHS and private eye examinations and each eye test takes about 30 minutes so there is ample time for questions and a full explanation of the results.
As well as telling us about your vision, a regular eye test is important as it screens for eye problems like glaucoma and can also reveal vital signs about your general health, such as blood pressure.
After your eye test Darren will help guide you through our extensive frame and lens selection. Darren joined us in October 2013 and has been working in Optics for 27 years. He qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2002 and has a wealth of experience in frame and lens suitability and design. He is also excellent at repairing frames even whilst you wait!
Our trained and experienced reception staff are only too glad to assist you with any concerns you may have about your eyes or eyecare. The friendly and helpful receptionist girls are Bridget, Eileen and Michelle.
As many of you are aware we have been using digital imaging (the “camera”) for screening and monitoring eye health in our practice for over 8 years. With technology advancing and improvements continuing to be made we have now introduced the next generation of imaging equipment to our practice – Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) .
The OCT will produce digital photographs, like our current camera, but it will also provide an advanced 3D cross sectional scan of the back of the eye. This will allow us to see 3D images of the structures inside the eye and beneath the retina in far more detail than previously possible. Its analysis software will detect subtle changes in your eyes from one visit to the next.
The OCT will be particularly useful in the early detection of glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, vitreous detachments and diabetic retinopathy.