Eye Examination

We rely on our sight in all aspects of daily life and therefore an eye examination is essential to monitor eye health and maintain the best vision possible.

We strive to provide the most thorough eye examinations using the latest technology and equipment so you can full confidence in our findings and recommended management.

How often should you have an Eye Test?

We advise regular eye examinations for everyone including children, even when you are not experiencing any difficulties. In accordance with national guidelines the recommended intervals are set out in the table below:

Aged 15 or below Every Year
Aged 16-69 Every 2 Years
Diabetic or Glaucoma patient Every Year
Aged 40 years or over with an immediate relative with Glaucoma Every Year

The above are general guidelines but if it is clinically required an eye examination may be advised more frequently. Our opticians will advise you of this.

Please contact us if you have any queries or questions about our eye examination and related issues and we will be most happy to advise you.

What to Expect?

Our eye examinations usually last about 20 minutes. Some additional, specific tests can add time to this, but you will be informed of such by your optician.

We have a general routine we perform for every patient, but as we like to treat every patient as an individual at Donal MacNally Opticians, we will tailor the examination as such, which guarantees you a thorough examination executed smoothly while keeping you as relaxed as possible.

As well as including all tests to check for your sight and to see if any vision correction is required (e.g. spectacles or contact lenses) we also check for any potential eye disease like Glaucoma, Cataract, and Macular degeneration to name a few.

The optometrist will always explain the results of the various assessments and you will be given every opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The recommendations given at the end of the eye examination by our opticians will take into account factors such as your working environment, lifestyle and any leisure pursuits you have, so that we can meet your visual needs in the best possible way.