Gibson Opticians1-3 Rosemount ViaductAberdeen, AB25 1NETel: 01224 633177
Monday - 9.00-5.30
Tuesday - 9.00-6.00
Wednesday - 9.00-5.30
Thursday - 9.00-6.30
Friday - 9.00-5.30
Saturday - 9.00-4.00
Sunday - CLOSED
It is a common misconception that you only get your eyes tested to see if you need glasses, many people don’t feel the need to keep up regular checks because they are quite happy with their vision. As well as a vision check the eye examination is a thorough check of your ocular health both internally and externally and can also indicate some underlying problems in your general health allowing early detection and treatment of problems like glaucoma, diabetes and high blood pressure. Therefore a regular eye examination is important for everyone not just those who currently wear spectacles. This is especially important for children as vision problems picked up early while the eyes are still developing can be treated to assist the natural development and may reduce the need for spectacles in later life.
As a supplement to the routine examination, we offer Retinal Digital Imaging, this involves taking a detailed photo of the back of the eye which can be enlarged to allow us to examine any abnormalities or changes which may not be visible to the human eye using traditional testing methods. The photos are stored on computer to allow a comparison of any changes in any subsequent tests.
Tonometry is the measurement of the intraocular pressure which can be an indicator that further investigation may be needed to rule out the possibility of glaucoma. This then for many, especially those with family history, is an essential part of the test but some people are put off by what is often referred to as "the puff of air", our equipment allows us to take a quick easy measurement with no puff or loud noise which many people find much less invasive.
The use of computers and screens is now exceptionally common in the workplace. If you use a screen or monitor on a regular basis the Health and Safety Executive recommends that your employer should arrange or pay for a VDU screening, or full sight test, at your request and as often as your optometrist deems necessary thereafter.
Opticians carry out tests on your eyes in order to check the quality of your sight, look for signs of eye disease which may need treatment from a doctor or eye surgeon. They also prescribe and fit glasses and contact lenses.
They can give you advice on types of lens, such as single vision, bifocal or varifocal and help you to choose frames.
There are three types of Optician: Optometrists (also called Ophthalmic), Ophthalmic Medical Practitioner (OMP) and Dispensing.
You are entitled to a free NHS sight test if you are:
An ordinary resident of the U.K or
Belong to one of the categories for exemption from NHS charges set out in the NHS (Chares to Overseas Visitors) (Scotland) Regulations 1989
You will be asked to show proof of your entitlement to free NHS sight tests.
Eye problems are common in children but may not be noticed by parents. Because of this it is very important that all children have their eyes tested - even if parents are not worried.
Eye problems can develop at any age. Not all parents know their child has an eye problem.
Eye problems do not go away on their own!
Children's eye testing is free on the NHS.
General Optical Council
The Eyecare Trust
Optical Consumer Complaints Service
Optical vouchers values and charges (HC12 leaflet)
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