EK Eyewear is one of Northern Ireland’s leading independent opticians. We are passionate about providing the most comprehensive eye care available, using advanced technology like our OCT and Optomap scanners and highly experienced optometrists. Our care focuses on prevention before issues arrive.
Eye Tests For Adults
We take time to get to know you and your eyes, giving you the best advice and recommendations, personalised for you. Using advanced technology, we assess your peripheral vision and check for conditions that may affect the optic nerve.
Our OCT scanner (Optical Coherence Tomography) looks in depth through the structures of your eyes to make sure we have the best picture of your eye health and vision.This procedure has no contact with your eye and is pain free.
You’ll leave feeling reassured that you have had a thorough eye examination with a clear understanding of your own vision and eye health.
Eye Tests For The Over 60s
We also recognise that it is essential to take extra-special care of older eyes, as the risk of eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal problems increase with age. We use our OCT and Optomap scanners to examine the health of the over 60s which attracts a private fee. You can use your NHS entitlement along with this advanced eye care examination.
Regular screening and early diagnosis give better long-term prognosis. A regular eye examination will ensure that you protect your sight as you get older, have lenses that make the very best of your vision, and receive any additional attention your eyes may require.
Eye Tests For Teenagers
We recommend that eye tests every two years continue throughout the teenage years, or more often if recommended by us.
Our extensive range of frames will have something for even the most fashion-conscious teen. With exciting developments in contact lenses most spectacle prescriptions are now available to wear in contact lenses. With modern contact lens materials and frequent replacement wearing schedules it is proven safe for young people to wear lenses as an alternative to glasses.
It is also highly recommended for all learner drivers to get their eyes checked before starting driving lessons.
Free Eye Tests For Kids
We tailor eye test to the age of the child. A child’s eyes can be examined from birth and we use picture matching if a child can’t speak or identify letters. After the first test it is a good idea to return annually, with the increase in screen use and high incidence of myopia (short-sightedness) in children.
If you notice any of these signs in your child, book an eye test with us, as they may indicate potential problems with your child’s sight:
- An eye appearing to drift inwards or outwards
- Difficulty concentrating
- Behavioural problems
- Sitting too close to the television or device
- Frequent eye rubbing
Should your child need glasses, we have an extensive range of child specific frames. We stock child-friendly favourites such as Lacoste, Tomato, Wolf and Centro Style. The NHS provides help with the cost of the lenses.
We are experts in Myopia Management which is the way to slow the progression of a child’s short sightedness, using specialist contact lenses or glasses. The progression of Myopia can now be significantly reduced if it is caught and managed early. Contact Us to book an assessment.