Why is it important to get
regular eye tests?

Regular eye tests are important for maintaining good eye health and identifying potential problems early. As optometrists, we can detect eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration before they cause irreversible damage. Myopia, hypermetropia, presbyopia and astigmatism are also important eye issues which can be detected through our tests. Therefore, it’s important to get regular eye tests as part of your overall healthcare routine.

The eye test process

What to expect when going for
your eye test at The Honiton Eye Clinic



Give us a call and we can discuss the right appointment for you for your eye test with our optometrists. Give us a call on 01404 430 44.


Eye test

Please bring along your latest spectacles and a list of any medication you may be taking when you attend your appointment. Our optometrist will discuss any concerns you have regarding your vision and perform your eye test. Understanding your eye care needs is very important to us.



After your eye test, our friendly team will review your results and discuss the next steps.

This is a collaborative experience. This is where the team gets together to explore the best possible solution for you – this is where the magic begins!

How we tailor your glasses for you

The Honiton Eye Clinic measures several important angles with precision and care to provide you with perfect vision with SEIKO optical glasses.

Inclination angle

The curvature of
the frame


Individual pupillary

the height of the
glass in the frame

interests and


An OCT scan can detect multiple eye conditions?

We also provide an OCT (optical coherence tomography) scan test. This is a noninvasive imaging method that uses reflected light to create pictures of the back of your eye.

OCT utilises light waves to take cross-section images of your retina. With OCT, your ophthalmologist can see each of the retina’s distinctive layers. This allows your ophthalmologist to map and measure their thickness.

Frequently asked questions

What are single vision lenses?

Single vision lenses have a single prescription throughout the entire lens. They are designed to correct only one type of vision problem, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. They are available in different materials, designs and coatings to suit different needs and preferences. Single vision lenses can provide clear and comfortable vision for a range of everyday activities, including reading, working on a computer, or driving.

What are MiYOSMART “kids” lenses?

Made specifically for children, MiYOSMART lenses correct myopia shortsightedness and slow its progression. These lenses utilise a patented D.I.M.S. technology that helps to decrease the progression of myopia by altering the way light enters the eye. MiYOSMART lenses are available in different prescriptions and are worn daily, like traditional eyeglasses. They are a great option for parents who want to help slow their child’s myopia progression and improve their long-term eye health.

How do we detect cataracts?

Cataracts are typically detected during an eye test by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. During the exam, the eye doctor will examine the clarity of the lens and may perform various tests to evaluate the severity of the cataract. These tests may include visual acuity tests, glare tests and a dilated eye exam. In some cases, the eye doctor may also order imaging tests, such as a OCT scan or MRI, to get a more detailed view of the lens and surrounding structures. If cataracts are detected, the eye doctor will discuss treatment options, which may include prescription eyeglasses, changes to lifestyle or diet, or surgery to remove the cataract. Early detection and treatment of cataracts can help prevent vision loss and maintain overall eye health.

What is macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that affects the macula, a small area near the centre of the retina that is responsible for our central vision. It is most common in people over the age of 50 and can lead to vision loss over time. There are two types of macular degeneration, dry and wet, and both can cause blurred or distorted vision. Dry macular degeneration is the most common type and progresses slowly, while wet macular degeneration is less common but more severe and can cause sudden vision loss. The condition is often detected during a comprehensive eye test and there are various treatment options available to help slow the progression of the disease and maintain vision. If you are experiencing changes in your vision or have a family history of macular degeneration, it is important to have regular eye tests to detect the condition early.

Why must you watch out for glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause damage to the optic nerve, which transmit visual information from the eye to the brain. It is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and often goes unnoticed in its early stages because it usually does not cause any noticeable symptoms until vision loss has already occurred. Glaucoma is a progressive disease, and without treatment, it can eventually lead to blindness. Therefore, it is important to watch out for glaucoma and get regular eye tests to detect the disease in its early stages. Those who are at a higher risk of developing glaucoma include people over the age of 60, people with a family history of the disease, those who have had an eye injury or eye surgery, and people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes.


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