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Using the very latest technology, and under the care of a highly qualified and experienced team of staff, your eye health couldn’t be in safer hands. We pride ourselves on being able to offer you the most detailed eye exams available. By carrying out a series of painless procedures, we can piece together a complete picture of your eye health and vision. From this, our friendly team will then recommend the best optical solutions for your individual needs.

We will do a complete evaluation of your prescription leading to a conclusion of what could be the best optical solution for you, be it spectacles, contact lenses, over night vision correction or laser eye surgery.

The investment we’ve made in the latest technology enables us to undertake a detailed examination of the health of your eye. We use the Daytona Retinal Screening, providing us with a 200 degree detailed picture of the back of your eye and your retina and Zeiss OCT and GDx analysis to review the macula in greater detail and predict Glaucoma up to 5 years earlier.

These detailed eye examinations inevitably cost more than a standard NHS test but if you value keeping your eyes healthy then the additional cost is more than justified.

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

diseaselib_thumb_amd_2A leading cause of blindness in older people is a condition called age-related macular degeneration. The macula is located in the center of the retina (back of the eye) and is responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to see straight ahead. Ageing can cause the macula to slowly degenerate and reduce central vision in people over 50 years of age. It is estimated that 8.5% of individuals between 43-54 years and 36.8% of those over 75 years have some degree of macular degeneration. To find out more click here.

Diabetic retinopathy

diseaselib_thumb_persistent_hyaloid_arteryApproximately 2.6 million people in the UK have diabetes, which is a leading cause of blindness, yet only half of these individuals know they have the disease. Bleeding inside the eye may be the first sign of its presence. The major cause of blindness in people with diabetes is called diabetic retinopathy, a term used for all the abnormalities of the small blood vessels of the retina caused by diabetes. To find out more click here.

Glaucoma

diseaselib_thumb_optic_disc_resolutionAn estimated 2% of individuals over 40 years of age in the UK have glaucoma, and the risk increases significantly with age. Sadly, approximately half of these people don’t know they have the disease. Almost every case of glaucoma develops without symptoms. Long-standing glaucoma without treatment can lead to severe vision loss. Early detection and treatment can reduce the severity of vision loss. To find out more click here.

Retinal detachment

diseaselib_thumb_rd_treatedThe retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position. If not promptly treated, a retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss. Anyone can get a retinal detachment; however, they are far more common in near-sighted people, those over 50, those who have had significant eye injuries, and those with a family history of retinal detachments. To find out more click here.

Melanoma

diseaselib_thumb_melanomaMelanoma is a cancer that usually occurs on the skin. It develops from the cells that produce the dark-coluored pigment melanin, which is responsible for our skin’s coloring. These cells, called melanocytes, are also found in other places in our bodies, such as our hair, the lining of our internal organs, and our eyes. So while most melanomas do begin to grow in the skin, it is possible for a melanoma to begin in other parts, including the eye. When melanoma does occur in the eye it is called ocular melanoma. To find out more click here.

Hypertension

diseaselib_thumb_hypertensive_retinopathy_osHypertension is raised systemic blood pressure. Routine eye examinations can detect this by seeing changes in the blood vessels at the back of the eye. To find out more click here.

What our customers say

“My experience of using Simon Falk Opticians has been a positive one......I felt my eye test was careful and thorough. Armed with an accurate prescription i explained to one of the team requirements for the type of frame I was looking for. she listened carefully and found frames that would be suitable for my prescription as well to my liking. Members of staff are courteous and well organized. I have been using Simon Falk for less than a year but in that time aftercare has been excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon Falk Opticians to friends and family.”
 Mrs Cruickshank