Eye Test

Eye Care

What to expect from our eye examination:

  1. History and Symptoms

    We will ask you questions about your vision, health, medication and family history. This information is used in our clinical decision making.

  2. Vision and Prescription Check

    This is where we check what you can see with and without your existing spectacles and assess how we can improve your vision with a new prescription.

  3. Examining the health of the eye

    This is one of the most important clinical aspects of the examination. We use several different types of instruments, including a slit lamp, which is like a large microscope that we use to examine the outside of your eyes, lids and lashes in greater detail.

    We have also invested in a computerised test chart allowing changeable randomised letter charts as well as specialised children's charts.

  4. Glaucoma Screening

    We use a measurement of pressure of the eyeball, as this is important in the diagnosis of glaucoma as well as visual field screening to DVLA standards.

  5. Discussion of your eye care needs

    This is the final part of your examination. We will go over the results of the test that we have performed and advise you of any changes in your spectacle prescription. The Optometrist will then introduce you to another member of the team who will help you with frame choice, discuss your options.

    As part of our commitment to providing excellent clinical care we don’t rush you, so we allow 30 minutes for your eye examination.


Diabetic Eye Screening

What is it?

If you have diabetes and are over the age of 11, you should get your eyes checked annually.

The eye screening is a process where we take a photo of the back of the eye, using a state-of-the-art camera. This is then be checked by the optometrist to ensure there are no problems.

Why do I need it?

Untreated diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the UK. If caught early enough, there is a good chance of a positive outcome.

If you are registered in Dorset as a diabetic, we can provide this screening. Contact us for an appointment.

More information

For more information on this, see the Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening website.


Children's Eye Care

Regular eye examinations are an important part of a child’s healthcare. At Grace Haine Eyecare, we provide an eyecare service for children through the NHS.

We have a wide choice of children’s frames and our qualified staff will help you choose your child’s frames and advise you on the style, fit and suitability of your selected frames.

Also, We can offer a choice of lenses to suit their individual needs with lenses available that are thinner and lighter with anti-reflection coating.

Children can also be fitted with contact lenses whether for full-time use, or just for activities such as swimming, rugby, netball or any other sport where spectacles can be inconvenient.