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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in my eye exam?

A full eye examination takes around 30 minutes, and has several stages:

  1. A comprehensive sight test.
  2. A detailed scan of your retina, including fundus photography.
  3. An Optical Coherence Tomography exam (optional).

The examination is carried out in a single session by one member of staff, meaning you do not have to sit around waiting for someone else to become available.

How much is a full eye examination?

For a non-NHS patient, the cost of an eye exam is £35.

You may be entitled to receive a discounted eye exam if you are the recipient of a benefits programme from the Northern Irish government. If you are unsure, click the link below to see if you fall under a relevant category.

How much do glasses cost?

This is a very common question, the answer depends on what you are looking for! 

We have frames ranging in cost from £15 to £300,  it all depends on the brand and materials that you want! Our dispensing opticians are able to give you advice and  find the right fit for you.

You may also be entitled to help towards the cost if you receive benefits from HSCNI. If you are unsure have a look below!

How frequently should I get my eyes tested?

If you are between the ages of 16 and 65, and you do not  have a health condition like glaucoma or diabetes, then you should get an exam once every 2 years.

If you have a health condition, or if you are uncertain, speak to your GP or come in and have a chat with us!  We are  be happy to help you figure out the best course of action .

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