Eye Tests

Why are regular eye tests important?

Eye tests are our primary service. It is extremely important to have regular eye examinations to ensure your eyesight is best protected, whether you think you need glasses or not.

Many changes to eye health take place gradually and often go unnoticed or without obvious symptoms.

We recommend routine eye tests at least every 2 years, however if you have a family history of glaucoma, under 16 years of age or over 70 years of age, or if you suffer with Diabetes we recommend an eye examination annually.

What You Can Expect From a Routine Eye Test

Our eye examinations are thorough and we allow 45 minutes. We will do more than just determine your spectacle prescription. To assess both your vision and the health of your eyes we will carry out:

  • A full patient history and symptoms to establish your specific requirements for your lifestyle
  • Vision tests to review your sight capabilities and measure your prescription
  • Eye movement tests to check eye muscle conditions
  • Eye health tests to check for early signs of disease, high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Digital retinal photography
  • Look for ocular signs of general health problems

The extra time we spend allows us to give better advise and recommendations based on your lifestyle.

Opening Times

Monday: 9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9am - 5:30pm
Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 12:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Our Address

Crowther Optometrists
33-35 Market Street
Bacup
Lancashire
OL13 0AJ

Call: 01706 874631

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Welcome To Crowther Optometrists

We are open as normal for Routine and Urgent eyecare, with your safety taking priority. We understand you may feel apprehensive coming to the practice, so we have made a few changes to our procedures to ensure your safety. Here is a summary of what to expect.

- You will receive a text message or phone call the day before to confirm that you are well, and that no one in your household is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19

- To limit the number of people in the practice we ask that where possible you attend your appointment alone. If a companion is necessary (for example with a child) it’s recommended that this is limited to one parent/carer.

- To limit the number of patients in the waiting area we ask that you arrive at the practice no longer than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.

- On entering the practice, you will be invited to sanitise your hands with the hand gel provided.

Due to the nature of an eye examination our clinicians can not adhere to social distancing, for this reason they will be wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). We also ask that you attend wearing a face covering, in line with current public health guidance.

- To reduce physical contact our Optometrist may adapt the eye exam by doing different tests than normal and only conducting tests that are clinically necessary.

- We will be implementing a pre-booked appointment system for the collection of glasses. When we advise you that your glasses are ready for collection, we will book you an appointment for the collection and fitting of your spectacles.

We look forward to providing you will the same standard of eye care that you have been used to. If you have any questions at all about the new practice experience, then please do not hesitate to contact our team.