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Visiplan Enhanced Eye Care Examinations

When you visit your local Optometrist/Optician you may not be aware of the services provided beyond the routine “eye test”

Pritchard-Cowburn Opticians provide both private examinations and NHS tests, but unfortunately the NHS has limited funding
and this affects the service that can be delivered.

Eyesight is often considered our most important sense enabling us to carry on with a normal lifestyle and the purpose of extended
examinations is to preserve your sight at the best level possible by detecting certain eye diseases and problems early.

Common diseases such as diabetes and glaucoma may “run” in families as well as macular degeneration and if a close relative has eye problems
the extra detail provided during the Visiplan examination may be important to preserve your sight.
Both of our practices have the latest optical scanning equipment (often called OCT) and retinal cameras which enable our optometrists to examine your eye in microscopic detail with immediate results.

We offer several types of appointments.

– NHS tests for eligible patients.
– Standard test is free.

– NHS, Wales eyecare examination for eligible groups and emergencies.
– Standard examination is free.

– Private examinations.
– From £50.00.

– Extended VISIPLAN examinations which are more detailed and include scanning (OCT) and retinal photography as standard with Essilor’s Advanced Visual Accuracy lenses for the clearest vision possible.
– You may prefer to pay using our low monthly direct debit scheme to include discounts on complete pairs of glasses.

We can offer two easy options:

£10.50 per month with 10% off the cost of complete glasses

£14.50 per month with 20% off the cost of complete glasses

Our reception staff and Optometrists/ dispensing opticians will be able to answer any questions that you may have about your suitability for each appointment. Terms and conditions are available from each practice.

Our  optical scanner is able to ‘see’ the optic nerve fibre which is affected by glaucoma at an early stage and prevent permanent, irreversible damage to your sight. (This commonly called an OCT test)

Scale of Charges

For people not wishing to pay by Direct Debit

Standard eye examination as required by National Health Service £50.00
OCT scanning for “in depth” eye examinations £40.00
Digital retinal photography £20.00
Contact lens fitting/consultation £50.00
Unlimited contact lens aftercare
(Annual fee paid monthly by Direct Debit)
£7.50 / month
Pupil dilation – both eyes £40.00
Coloured overlay assessment for Dyslexia £25.00
Emergency consultation / Foreign body removal £65.00
Repeat visual field examination £20.00
Removal of eyelashes £15.00