ADVANCED Eye Tests

We recommend an OCT Eye Scan as part of your eye examination

OCT Eye Scan

As part of our commitment to give you the best eye care we have a state of the art OCT-3D Eye Scanner. This allows us to detect eye diseases at the earliest possible stage. The process is completely painless, quick and is carried out on all our patients as part of our ADVANCED eye examination.

Our 3D OCT eye scanner uses a low powered light to scan the back of your eye. During your normal eye examination, your optometrist can only see the top layer of your retina. The 3D OCT scan allows viewing of the deeper layers of retinal tissues. It is in these deeper layers that the signs of macula degeneration, diabetes, macula holes etc. can be first seen. The 3D OCT scan allows for early detection and therefore earlier treatment of these conditions (where appropriate). This 3D OCT scan is appropriate at any age if recommended by your optometrist.

Glaucoma Detection & Monitoring

By measuring the thickness of the nerve fibre layers, the OCT scan allows us to see the damaging effects of glaucoma much sooner than standard glaucoma checks including visual fields and pressure checks. It is also very helpful in monitoring glaucoma if you have been diagnosed with the disease.

Glaucoma is a manageable condition, so early diagnosis is essential to help save your sight. We recommend this test for all of our patients over 40. You do not have to have any family history of eye problems to suffer from glaucoma. Glaucoma does not hurt or affect your vision in the early stages so don’t assume just because your eyes feel ok that they are ok.

Macular Degeneration

Growing old leads to a growing number of health problems, including those that challenge our ability to see. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that — until recently — robbed the elderly of the ability to read, drive and see the faces of their loved ones.

Thanks to our OCT, we can catch the disease before vision is lost. And with the aid of new drugs, AMD can be stopped in its tracks.

A digital 3D retinal image of the retina gives a permanent record which can be compared with other pictures taken on previous and future visits. This makes it much easier to detect small changes in the macula. A picture is a far more detailed record than could ever be described in written words. We highly recommend an OCT Scan for all patients at risk of macular degeneration.

STANDARD EYE TEST ADVANCED  EYE TEST
Retinal PhotographyRetinal Photography + OCT Scans
Visual Fields TestVisual Fields Test
Eye PressureEye Pressure
Indirect OphthalmoscopyIndirect Ophthalmoscopy
ConsultationConsultation

OUR PATIENTS SAY

I recently bought some new glasses at Specsavers but they hadn't adjusted them correctly. As I live nearby, I went into Loveday's to ask them whether they would adjust the glasses for me as a favour. I spoke to Mitchell, who said that he would be happy to help if it was at my own risk. Although it was tricky, he adjusted them perfectly. Not only am I extremely grateful to both him and Loveday's but I was so impressed that I will be taking my custom to them in future! They are all very friendly and helpful, especially Mitchell, to whom I am very grateful.
Zuz77
Zuz77
12:50 28 Mar 24
Had an eye test here recentlyStaff were so warm and friendly, even straightened my wonky glasses without me asking which was very appreciated!
Emma Carroll
Emma Carroll
16:22 28 Aug 23
I fully reccomend this place for ear syringing . X
Christine Alsford
Christine Alsford
07:49 09 Jun 23
I have visited Loveday Opticians twice now to have my eyes checked. After having major surgery on both eyes, I was looking for an Opticians who I felt confident with to take cares of my fragile eyes.I have found the service exceptional. They were thorough, listened to what surgery I had had then then went through all of the tests and checks. The glasses service was fast and efficient, with a quick fitting and their technician getting the glasses right first time.A return visit and the level of service was still as good and although my prescription hadn't changed, I purchased a new pair of glasses and received replacement lenses as part of a deal. There was no pressure to buy the glasses, which is a welcome change from other opticians who try and sell you multiple pairs of glasses.
Graham Armstrong
Graham Armstrong
20:30 21 Apr 23
I had my ear wax removed at Loveday Opticians and the service was very professional and friendly. Time was taken to explain the process and to listen to any concerns. It took more than one visit due to my narrow ear canals, but I paid only once for this service. My hearing is so much better now. The reception staff and opticians obviously care about their work and are so friendly and polite. Highly recommended.
David Forman
David Forman
09:34 22 Aug 22
Best opticians around. All the staff are, very friendly , cheerful and exceptionally helpful.Nothing is too much trouble, for any of them.A very pleasant experience to visit 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Jayne Nelson
Jayne Nelson
20:24 12 Jul 22
Friendly, helpful fun, professional
Mike Clargo
Mike Clargo
10:42 12 Feb 22
Been going to Lovedays for many many years. Tried other shops but due to my complex prescription they are the only shop I have found that have the expertise to handle things for me. Would never dream of going else where.
Mark Thomas
Mark Thomas
18:20 13 Aug 21
Nothing but praise for these guys. Straight away they were sympathetic and understanding towards my struggle wearing a face covering. The lady who done my eye test was friendly and knowledgeable. She sorted me out with a free trial of contact lenses and a sample of eye drops for my dry eye problem. Even had a chat with the lovely lady on reception and another customer about football. Came away very happy with the whole experience and would definitely recommend
Debbie Mappley
Debbie Mappley
15:16 24 Jul 20
I can't say how long ago I had my glasses made up here,but I do remember it being a totally efficient service and I still have,and use my NHS Algha 12 kt gold John Lennon glasses,even if the case is showing its age.
rats kobek
rats kobek
17:26 25 Jun 19