Eye Tests

It is important that the whole family have their eyes checked regularly.  An eye examination with an optometrist is a vital health precaution and the best way to make sure your eyes are healthy. More than just identifying vision problems, the eye examination will check the general health of your eyes both internally and externally to detect any underlying health problems and sight-threatening conditions which may go unnoticed, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.  They can sometimes also reveal whether you’re suffering from a number of serious health conditions, for example: diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Everybody should have an eye examination every two year.  Some people may need more frequent checks depending on their age and medical history.  We would recommend that children under 9 and adults over 70 should go for a check annually.  An full eye examination by one of our Optometrist will take about half an hour.


Advice on NHS funding | Children’s Examinations | Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment


Advice on NHS funding

The NHS provides free eye tests for I J Brown clients who qualify, are you entitled to a free eye test?

More than 30 million people in the UK are entitled to a free eye examination paid for by the NHS.  To check if you are entitled to a free eye examination check with the NHS or link to their website

 Here are some of the criteria:

  • If you are under 16 under 19 in full-time education
  • If you are over 60 years
  • If you receive Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or certain other Government benefits
  • If you have certain medical conditions such as glaucoma or diabetes
  • If you are over 40 and have an immediate relative with glaucoma
  • If you are registered blind or partially sighted
  • If you need certain complex or powerful lenses (ask for details)
  • If you are named on an HC2 form (an possibly and HC3 form)


Children’s Examinations

It is so vital that children enjoy the best possible vision, so The I J Brown Partnership has stepped in to give you not only a FREE sight test, but FREE frames and lenses, too!

Our eye examinations include a thorough investigation of your child’s eyes that will set your mind at rest.

This is because we automatically check for signs of any potential problems.

Early diagnosis can prevent suffering at a later date.

We have a specially selected range of frames that your child will be delighted with and almost all children under the age of 16 are eligible.



Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment

The eye consists of specialised parts which combine to provide information which is translated by the brain into visual perception or seeing. Anything upsetting this delicate balance, such as prolonged visually demanding tasks, may cause difficulties. Prolonged focusing can cause eye irritation and eye strain. Eyestrain is a common cause of headaches occurring during or after completing visually demanding tasks.

DSE are devices or equipment that have an alphanumeric or graphic display screen and includes display screens, laptops, touch screens and other similar devices.

For the work place there are Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations. Working with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) . Your employer may pay for your eye sight test if you work on a VDU constantly.

Please contact us to arrange a DSE Equipment assessment.