Enhanced Eye Test

Choose your eye examination

Standard or Enhanced

At Onlookers Opticians you will always get a thorough eye examination. A standard test is covered by your eye examination fee, or by the NHS if you are entitled to a free eye test. You can now receive an even more advanced test for an additional fee.

At Onlookers Opticians we are delighted to be able to offer you the latest in retinal imaging technology:



Using the latest technology, a more in depth picture of your eye health is possible. We can detect many eye diseases earlier, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal detachment, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease. Early detection can lead to better outcomes and monitor any problems more accurately. 

Receive peace of mind that your vision and eye health are in the best condition possible with the next generation of eye care technology.

Your Retina

The retina is the delicate tissue lining the inside of your eye, it detects the light entering your eye. A healthy, undamaged retina is essential for good vision.

As optometrists, we want to view your retina to check for sight-threatening disease, such as a retinal hole, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and more. Our investment in new technology allows us to get a WIDER and DEEPER view of your retina using the combination of the Optomap and the 3D OCT scanner.

Looking Wider:

Optomap – Ultra-wide retinal imaging

The Optomap is a revolutionary innovation which enables us to take an image of the far periphery of your retina without the need for drops to dilate the pupil. It can also pick up areas of early retinal damage before it starts affecting your vision. The Optomap makes it far easier to pick up retinal holes and tears, freckles and pigmented areas that need to be monitored for change and retinal changes that are related to health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

An Optomap image shows up to 80% of the retina compared with only 15% shown by a standard retinal photograph which makes it easier to see these changes and, crucially, records them for future reference so we can compare any changes, and get help before complications develop.

Looking Deeper:

3D OCT – Optical Coherence Tomography

The 3D-OCT scanner uses light waves to scan through your retina to produce an image of the ten layers of the retina beneath the front surface.

This is particularly useful for detecting early macular disease as this occurs on the bottom layer of the retina, which is hard to see from the front surface using traditional methods. We can also use it to monitor changes related to glaucoma and other eye conditions.

We keep a digital record of your scans so we are able to compare results with future scans to monitor any progression and make it easier to determine if and when treatment is necessary.