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How long does an eye examination take?
Allow 30 minutes for an eye examination at Optique Vision. Choosing frames is a very individual procedure, so be sure to allow yourself some extra time after the eye examination to browse our on trend spectacles.

Do you use the puff of air test in the eye examination?
No! We recently invested in a very simple glaucoma testing device called the ICARE which accurately checks for glaucoma without using a puff of air!

Do you do eye examinations for children?
Yes! We examine children as young as two years old. Click here for more information on our children's eye examinations.


Am I suitable for contact lenses?

So many more people are suitable for contact lenses than before. Click here for more information.


Do you use eye drops?
Occasionally the optometrist will insert drops in your eyes during the eye examination. Sometimes it is necessary to use a drop called 0.5% Tropicamide which dilates the pupils and provides a wide view of the internal eye. We will always let you know if this is necessary and give you the option of returning another day for this part of the examination. You won't be able to drive for a few hours after insertion of the drops.


Can I get my spectacle prescription in a pair of sunglasses?

Yes, it is possible to put your prescription in a pair of sunglasses. If you have a more complex prescription your choice of sunglasses frame may be limited so call in to check with us.

Do you provide spectacles to help with VDU use?

We will perform a thorough eye examination which will aid in determining the best prescription and optical lens to use at the VDU.


Should I wear my spectacles or contact lenses for my eye examination?

If you are due a contact lens check up wear your contact lenses to the test but bring your spectacles too.


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