Ascot Optical provides an extensive range of professional eye care services. Whether you require an appointment for an eye test, a consultation to discuss an eye condition, shopping for frames, contact lenses or sunglasses or you just need to repair some frames, our friendly staff will make your visit an easy and personalised experience.
Call us now to make an appointment or drop into to our shop and talk to one of our friendly staff members. Here are a range of services we provide on a daily basis:
Adult eye exam: A comprehensive eye exam is relatively simple and comfortable and shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. Each part of the comprehensive eye exam provides important information about the health of your eyes. We recommend that you have a complete eye exam every one to three years depending on your age, risk factors and whether you currently wear corrective lenses.
Child eye exam: Good vision is essential to a child’s growth, development and everyday performance. In fact, around 80%of all learning during a child’s first 12 years comes through vision. Early identification of a child’s vision problem can be crucial because children often are more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early. Optometry Australia recommends that children have a full eye examination with an optometrist before starting school and regularly as they progress through primary and secondary school.
Digital Retinal Photography: Retinal photography assists in the detection and management of conditions such as macular degeneration, hypertensive retinopathyoptic nerve disease, diabetic changes and retinal holes or thinning. Everyone can benefit from this simple screening. It is especially important for people with a history of high blood pressure, floaters, diabetes, headaches, retinal diseases, flashing lights, or a strong glasses prescription.
Retinal photography screening is quick and painless and provides an excellent baseline reference point for future comparisons. There is a nominal charge for this screening.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The level of detail is far beyond what can be seen in a normal eye examination – it is like an MRI of your eye. It is painless and entirely safe, and essential for assessing risk for glaucoma and macular degeneration in people over 40. No other instrument can give us this level of detail about your eyes. “Click here” for video of OCT.
Visual Field Test: A visual field test (or perimetry) measures how much “side” vision you have and how sensitive it is. The extent of your visual field is the furthest you can see in all directions when you are looking straight ahead.Visual field examinations are useful in the early detection of many diseases such as glaucoma, MS, strokes, migraines, head traumas and anything else that can damage or interfere with any part of the visual system.
Contact lens assessment: With advances in contact lens technology, almost every glasses wearer is suitable for contact lenses. A contact lens assessment requires an eye test followed by a contact lens fitting. It may sound daunting but it is a straightforward process which ensures that you are fitted with lenses which are suitable for you. We offer a free trial pair of contact lenses so that you can decide if they are the best option for your lifestyle.
Expert Frame and Lens advice: Our experienced, friendly staff are here to offer assistance and advice on all your frame and lens requirements. At Ascot Optical we have an extensive range of frames and sunglasses in all shapes and colours and take pride in assisting you make the right choice to suit your individual style and lifestyle.
Frame maintenance/repairs: At Ascot Optical we are dedicated to offering our patients the very best service therefore we offer a one year manufacturer’s warranty and lifetime maintenance on all frames/sunglasses purchased with us. Minor repairs can also be done on the premises free of charge. Major repairs are normally completed within 5 working days (dependant on the repair required) and incur a minimal charge.