Glaucoma Screening

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Glaucoma is when the optic nerve which connects your eye to the brain becomes damaged.

The damage is often caused by excess pressure inside your eye which builds up slowly over time. This condition most commonly affects older adults and, if left untreated, can cause blindness.

We routinely screen for Glaucoma in all our patients over 40, as it is likely that you would not notice symptoms of the condition early on.

At a glaucoma screening we will examine your optic nerve using a hand-held and table-mounted torch. We will then measure the pressure in your eye with a tonometer. We also assess your visual field by asking you to track a series of lights to determine the level of damage.

If the results of this screening causes concern, we can refer you to an NHS consultant quickly through our fast-track referral system.

If you are over 40, book a routine eye exam today and we will screen for glaucoma during your appointment.

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Professor Diane R. Von Helmholtz and Mrs Bryda Von Helmholtz

I would like to thank Spectacular Opticians for their professional approach and the ongoing support that they have given me over the last few years. I was having constant problems with my eye sight, until I received a very thorough sight test from one of their Optometrists, and now I can live and work in extreme comfort.


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Mr Michael Stone

A huge thank you to your Downham Market branch who fitted me in at very short notice today when I presented with a painful eye. Both Tesco and Specsavers refused to see me until next week once they had established I wasn’t after a ‘standard’ eye test, despite me clearly being in pain. The receptionist at Downham couldn’t have been more helpful, and the optician gave up part of his lunch break to see me. That’s what I call excellent customer service, well done.


Mrs Pauline Finnerty, Downham Market

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