Eye Tests

At Visual Answers our eye examinations are far from ordinary! We believe your eyes are the most precious of the five senses, so we always take the time and care your eyes deserve.

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An advanced eye examination takes approximately 45 minutes and also includes the use of specialist eye scanning technology which surpasses anything found in many high street opticians. We are one of a handful of practices in the East Midlands that have invested in eye scanning technology that includes a Zeiss OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) that allows us to see below the surface of your retina. Additionally, we also use Optomap technology that allows us to see over 80% of your retina compared to just 20% using ordinary retinal photography.


When booking your appointment, ask about our Advanced and Extended eye examinations as well as our Vision Club scheme.

What is OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography)? 

Our Zeiss OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) uses sub-retinal imaging to allow us to see all 10 individual cellular layers of your retina. Comparable to having an ultrasound or MRI scan of your eyes; it’s non-invasive, comfortable and quick. This technology allows us to look beneath your retina and analyse the deeper layers of your eyes in 3D. With this advanced technology, we are able to detect sight threatening changes to your eyes such as Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Glaucoma up to 5 years earlier than a standard eye test.


OCT Imaging Showing Sub-Retinal Layers


Optomap Scanning Technology Highlighting Multiple Retinal Layers

What is Optomap?

Our Optomap wide view retinal imaging system presents us with a view of your retina which is four times wider than seen in a standard eye examination. Especially useful for short sightedness, we are able to see the far periphery of the retina and record and compare these images for future changes. This technology is particularly useful in the early detection of retinal tears, retinal detachments and earlier diagnosis of tumours that can be found in the eyes.

Combined Scans for the clearest results

When these scans are combined together, we get a truly dynamic and comprehensive view of your eyes. These quick, non-invasive, hospital grade eye scans are available to patients of any age and normally do not need the use of eye drops. They will allow us to review parts of your eyes that were previously unseen during your eye exam.



Vision Club – ALL inclusive Eyecare whilst Enjoying Discounts On YOUR eyewear too

The very best possible vision and eye health depends on regular eye examinations. At Visual Answers our team of Optometrist passionately believe that everyone deserves the highest standards and levels of eye care. This should be affordable and accessible to all. Vision Club provides you and your family with added flexibility and care whenever you need it as well as discounted designer frames, sunglasses and high-quality lenses whenever and as often as you need it, based on a small, affordable monthly fee. Our care plan are flexible and allows our clients and patients (and their families too if required), to enjoy the peace of mind of the highest level of care through the most comprehensive examination when needed and discounts on glasses too.

Vision Club: Visual Answers’ Best Kept Secret!


vision club Benefits

Included in our Vision Club care plan is access to our hospital-grade advanced diagnostic scans (OCT and Optomap) included in your eye test and appointments whenever you need them, be it an emergency, or when clinically necessary: each visit would normally cost a minimum £120.00 per visit. Speak to a member of the team and ask them to explain all the benefits of Vision Club and understand why a significant number of our clients have been member of Vision Club for years. Sign up today and join the club for all the immediate benefits and savings!