Help and frequently asked questions

How long should an eye test take?


It depends on who the patient is. A young, healthy person with no apparent problems will take about 20 minutes.  Someone older, perhaps with high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma or other ailments can take much longer.  The optician will determine what clinical tests are needed to provide the correct information for new spectacles or contact lenses.  If necessary, they may refer the patient for a medical opinion.