Eye Tests

What to expect from the standard eye tests and our Advanced Eye Exam

Regular eye tests are important to maintain the health of your eyes and to achieve the best standard of vision for you, always


Your Optometrist will advise you how often you should have your eyes tested.

If you are aged 16 or under, or over 60 your eye test may be free on the NHS. There are several other categories of people who also qualify. Click here to visit the NHS website find out more or call us at any of our practices for advice.

Standard Eye Test
£ 30.00
  • Book at any of our 3 practices in Oxford
  • Includes expert aftercare
  • Includes expert advice
  • Takes up to 30 minutes
Advanced Eye Test
£ 60
  • Book at any of our 3 practices in Oxford
  • Expert aftercare and advice
  • Retina scans/digital imaging
  • Takes up to 1 hour

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What to expect during an eye exam


Each of our fully qualified Optometrists take the necessary steps to ascertain the health of your eyes and to prescribe any optical correction needed to give you the best possible vision.

They will ask you questions about your general health, as well as specific questions relating to your eyes. 

Our Optometrist will have a close and detailed inspection at the external part of your eye. This process is straight forward and painless and will only require you to change the angle of your gaze from time to time.

To determine your prescription, your Optometrist will fit you with a special frame which allows them to try lenses of differing strengths and configurations.

Your Optometrist will check both the pressure in your eyes and visual field where required.

Your Optometrist will provide explanations and guidance throughout the test, which will take up to 30 minutes.


The Advanced Eye Exam

Ideal Eyes has invested in specialist equipment which makes your eye exam even more effective since they enhance the ability of our Optometrists to identify any issues with the health of your eyes.

We use leading technology from the retina company Optos. The Optomap ultra-wide display digital retinal scan represents leading edge eye care technology. Whereas traditional methods show only 10-20% of the retina at one time. Optomap displays more than 80% of this part of your eye in one panoramic image. Again, this increases the chances of early detection of any eye disease or associated health problems that present in your peripheral retina. Read more about Optos technology.

In less than half a second, life's most important moments happen. In less than half a second you can also capture an optomap image.

Fundus Cameras take photographs of the inside of the back of your eye, an invaluable tool for monitoring of the health of the central areas of your eyes.

The GDX system measures the thickness of the nerve layer at the back of the eye to make visible any early indication of a variety of eye problems, most importantly Glaucoma. This is a treatable condition but it can cause some loss of vision if undiagnosed for a long period of time.