Regular Eye tests are especially important as they check your vision and the health of your eyes. They determine whether your vision could be improved by corrective glasses and can detect many eye conditions such as Cataracts, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. Eye tests also help detect other underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol as well as rare conditions such Multiple Sclerosis and brain tumours. Even if your vision is good eye conditions can still be present. Book an eye test to help can detect eye problems early and help preserve your vision and your health. We offer both NHS free eye tests and private tests, get in touch today to see if you eligible for a free test.
Diet can have a significant impact on your eye health. The foods you consume can influence various aspects of eye health, including maintaining good vision and preventing eye diseases. Here are some ways in which diet can affect your eye health:
4. Maintaining a Healthy Weight:
5. Reducing the Risk of Eye Conditions:
6. Eye-Friendly Foods:
7. Limiting Excess Salt:
8. Alcohol and Smoking:
It's essential to maintain a balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to support overall health, including your eyes. If you have specific concerns about your eye health or are at risk for certain eye conditions, consider consulting an eye specialist or a registered dietitian to develop a personalized nutrition plan that meets your needs. They can provide guidance on the most suitable foods and supplements for your individual situation.
Most patients should have an eye test every two years. Certain patients should have a test every year; they include patients who are diabetic, are over 40 with a parent, sibling or child with Glaucoma, are under 16 or over 70 years old.
However, if you have any concerns about your eyes or vision, we recommend that you book an eye test as soon as possible.
It is helpful to take along:
If you think you may be entitled to an NHS-funded sight test, you may need to bring along other documents. Check with your optometrist when you make your appointment.
Our fully qualified optometrists will discuss the reasons behind your visit and perform a comprehensive eye health examination. Next, a thorough check of your vision will be carried out. You will then be advised of our recommendations and whether glasses are required. We provide a seamless patient experience and work to the highest professional standards.
Your children can have their eyes tested at any age. Being able to see clearly is important for a child’s overall development. Most children have excellent sight and do not need to wear glasses, but if there are problems and they are not detected early, a child may have permanently reduced vision in one or both eyes. It is estimated that 1 in 5 children have an undetected vision problem. We recommend at least one eye test before your child starts school as early detection of eye problems is paramount for effective treatment.
For children who can’t read, the optometrist will used specialised tests to carry out an effective eye test. Children do not have to be able to talk to have their eyes examined either; it is possible to check whether a child has healthy eyes or needs glasses without asking them any questions. Eye examinations for children under 16 are paid for by the NHS.
Some children may have a simple vision screening done at school (between the ages of four and five) but they are not equivalent to a full eye test. Significant short sightedness or large squints may be detected but many eye problems may not be looked for or found.. Also vision screening at schools are no longer mandatory so your child may or may not be checked. Crucially, vision screening at school does not include a eye health or retinal check. It is important for children to be checked by an eye care professional.
A private comprehensive eye test is £35 which includes a free retinal photography. We also provide NHS services where you may be entitled to a free sight test (please see next question for more information).
The NHS offers free eye tests to individuals who meet certain criteria. You are entitled to a free eye test if you are;
If you need to cancel your appointment at any time please feel free to call us on 01926 494 400 alternatively you can email us on email@example.com. You will be able to rebook another appointment right away.
Returns and exchanges
Chase Meadow Opticians (CMO) has a 28-day return policy. You can return any goods you have purchased from CMO for a refund or exchange if the item is still in original condition, with all original packaging within 28 days of when you received them. You will need provide us with your receipt and refunds will only be made to the debit/ credit card used to purchase the product.
To initiate a return please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with all the relevant details (reason for return, date purchased, name and contact details) and we will contact you.
Please note that shipping fees are non-refundable and will not be included in the refunded amount.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If approved, a refund will be processed.
If we are unable to accept your return, we will send you your items back and explain the reason for refusal.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will notify you of the approval or rejection of your exchange.
Once the returned items are approved for exchange, we will dispatch the items that you have selected as an exchange, if there is any difference in price then you shall be contacted about this also.
If we are unable to accept your return or exchange, we will send you your items back and explain the reason for refusal.
Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you are waiting for an approved refund, please check with your Credit/Debit card provider first as it can take up to 10-20 business days for the credit to appear on your account depending on your bank.
If you have done all of this and you still have not received your refund, then please email email@example.com.
Items on sale cannot be refunded and can only be exchanged if approved by CMO.
Welcome to Chase Meadow Opticians. Please use the online booking facility for booking weekday appointments between 10am to 5pm and Sundays 10am - 12pm.
Please note if you would like to book weekday evening or Sunday afternoon appointments then call 01926 494 400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org