Eye Examination

The most important function we perform is examining peoples’ eyes from infants to the elderly. We will listen to any problems or symptoms you may be experiencing, and advise you to find the best possible solution.

We are able to offer NHS or private examinations. We recommend you have an examination at least every 2 years (although this may vary, depending on age, from 3 months to 2 years).

We use many different methods to examine your eyes, meaning your exam can be tailored to match your individual needs. The eye exam checks your ability to see, and also assesses the general health of your eyes.

We have a wide array of the latest diagnostic equipment, such as advanced Retinal Photography and we are able to perform eye tests for anyone eligible for NHS support. Your eyes will have never felt better!

Booking an Eyetest at Henderson Opticians is now easier than ever. There are a few different ways including phoning or emailing reception or even drop in if you are in the area. All information is on our contact page. 

Who qualifies for a NHS examination:

  • People aged over 60
  • People with diabetes or glaucoma
  • People aged over 40 with a first relative with glaucoma
  • People registered blind or partially sighted
  • The following also qualify for a NHS examination and a voucher towards the cost of spectacles.
  • Children under 16
  • Full time students under 19
  • Those receiving Income based benefits,( Income Support, Income based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit guarantee credit, NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate)
  • People with HC2/3 (please ask for information)
  • People prescribed complex lenses

Changes in NHS regulations since 2001 mean that we may require evidence of NHS eligibility. Please bring along your NHS card or benefits booklet as evidence of entitlement.  You are entitled to an NHS Sight Test at intervals specified by the NHS (usually, but not always, 2 years). An eye examination within that interval may incur a charge.