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Female patient at Edwards & Walker Opticians in Doncaster have her eyes tested by Dr Pretty Basra.

Eye tests

Regular eye tests are hugely important in making sure your eyes are healthy. They’re also vital for detecting signs of any underlying conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and glaucoma, as well as many other conditions. At Edwards & Walker we offer free eye tests (funded by the NHS) and private eye tests, tailored to your needs and covering all aspects of your visual wellbeing.

Essential eye test (£40)

Our comprehensive essential eye test is designed to assess your vision and overall eye health. It includes everything needed from an eye test, including fundus photography and a slit lamp examination, to check for potential concerns.

Premium eye test (£80)

Our premium eye test includes everything in the essential eye exam plus a visual field test, fluorescein assessment, binocular vision assessment, colour vision assessment and our state-of-the-art optical CT scan. This allows us to see the back of the eye in-depth and can help identify the earliest signs of eye diseases and where they are up to 5 years before.

(NHS patients can redeem their voucher towards the cost of the premium eye exam if they choose to do so).

Male patient speaking to a female staff member over the receptiion desk at Edwards & Walker Opticians in Doncaster.

Contact lens fitting and aftercare

During your contact lens fitting at Edwards and Walker, we’ll look at various things including corneal curvature, eye moisture, and lifestyle to prescribe contact lenses tailored to your needs. Precise fitting ensures comfort, proper vision correction, and reduces the risk of complications. After fitting, consistent aftercare is crucial. This includes regular check-ups to monitor eye health, wearing schedules, proper lens cleaning and storage techniques.

Minor eye conditions (MECs) service

We’re one of only a few NHS accredited opticians in Doncaster that can deliver an emergency eye clinic (also known as the minor eye conditions – MECS – service). This means we’re qualified to treat conditions such as red eyes or eyelids, irritated, gritty or uncomfortable eyes, sticky discharge, painful eyes, issues with eyelashes, recent and sudden loss of vision or ingrown lashes. It also means you don’t have to wait in A&E.

Myopia control

Myopia control is a treatment that involves using specific lenses to delay the progression of short-sightedness in children. The reason the treatment is so effective is because of the science behind the lenses, which is again something that only very few optometrists in Doncaster can provide. The use of the lenses is dependent on the age of the child and their prescription and will be assessed by the optometrist at the time.

Foreign body removal

Foreign body removal is another NHS accredited service we’re able to provide in Doncaster. If a foreign body sticks to the surface of the cornea (for instance due to gardening or an injury at work), we can remove it after numbing the surface of the eye with an anaesthetic drop. If there’s any likelihood of infection, antibiotic drops and/or ointment may be prescribed.

Visual stress testing

‘Visual stress’ is often used to describe a sensitivity to visual patterns which can cause visual perceptual problems and may interfere with reading. Some people who suffer from visual stress find that their symptoms are alleviated by coloured filters, either in the form of coloured overlays or tinted lenses. Tinted lenses are normally only considered once an eye test has been performed, and any other potential causes of visual difficulty have been looked at.

Private patching

Patching is a treatment normally only carried out in hospitals, but one which we can now offer at Edwards and Walker in Doncaster. It’s used to treat children who may have reduced vision in one eye, often referred to as amblyopia (or sometimes known as a ‘lazy eye’). There are two types of patches – those that can stick to the face and fabric patches that can slide over glasses.

Dr Pretty Basra holding up a small lens to the camera.