In Scotland all UK residents are currently entitled to access an NHS eye examination funded through the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS).
The GOS eye examination regulations state which tests should be carried out for each age group of patients. These guidelines are based on fairly basic equipment widely available in all optometrists’ practices more than 10 years ago. This standard NHS eye examination is still available at Campbell Eyecare at no cost to the patient if they are entitled to the service.
However, we are now able to detect sight threatening changes in the eye and visual system at an earlier stage using new technology. Referral and treatment can be started sooner to reduce the risk of further unrepairable damage.
This modern technology is not currently funded by the NHS and the equipment is expensive, but we believe that your vision is priceless. The Enhanced Eye Examination costs £89 less the NHS contribution if applicable (currently around £40). Campbell Eyecare works with Eyeplan to provide these extra services at an affordable price.
An Enhanced Eye Examination at Campbell Eyecare includes advanced digital 3D Optical Coherence Tomography(OCT) scans of the back of the eye and a variety of other modern tests to check for a range of eye diseases and their early signs which previously could not be detected or measured. These include Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), low levels of protective Macular Pigment, early glaucoma changes and retinal disturbances.