At McBride and McCreesh Opticians, we have been providing our patients with digital retinal photography for the last 7 years, and as such, we have extensive experience in the interpretation of the resultant images. A photograph is taken of the lining at the back of your eye (called the retina) where many ocular conditions can be detected for the first time.
Digital retinal photography can be used to document the health of your eyes and can identify subtle changes which often occur in patients with diabetes or glaucoma. It provides a visual record and thus aids early diagnosis of certain conditions. The charge for this service is £10 and is not covered by the NHS.
We strongly suggest that a digital photograph is taken of your retina. For an appointment please contact McBride and McCreesh Opticians today on 028 66 322524 or please complete the form below.
At McBride and McCreesh Opticians, we use visual field tests to determine the full horizontal and vertical range of what you are able to see peripherally. This type of test assesses the potential presence of blind spots, which can indicate eye diseases, such as glaucoma. We use a Medmont eye screener similar to those used in hospitals. If you would like further information regarding visual field tests, please contact us on 028 66 322524 or complete the form below.
At McBride and McCreesh Opticians, we use colour vision testing to determine your level of colour vision. This test assesses any colour vision deficiency that you may have. Most colour deficiencies are genetic however sometimes they indicate the presence of an ocular disease such as macular degeneration or optic neuritis.
A colour deficiency can have a pronounced impact throughout life, from learning at school to career choice. For example, those people wishing to pursue a career with the police, army, navy or aviation etc. must have adequate colour vision. The two colour vision tests used at McBride and McCreesh Opticians are the City University Colour Vision Test and Ishihara’s Test for Colour Deficiency. If you would like further information on colour vision testing, please contact McBride and McCreesh Opticians on 028 6632 2524 or contact us using the form below.
Under European Health and Safety Law, employees who regularly use a VDU as part of their work are entitled to have regular eye examinations paid for by their employer. In addition, the employer is also obliged to provide spectacles, if they are solely required for VDU use. At McBride and McCreesh Opticians, we help employers meet these requirements in an efficient and cost effective manner. To find out more about our corporate VDU Eye Screening Service please contact McBride and McCreesh Opticians on 028 6632 2524 or complete the form below.
McBride and McCreesh Opticians are approved and registered with the DVLNI to conduct the appropriate eye examinations to ensure drivers meet the visual requirements for driving.
Guide to visual standards for drivers