We See the Unseen: Leightons Ultimate Eye Examination

See more than ever before

At Leightons, we don’t stop at standard. We’re dedicated to bringing you the most thorough ways of testing your vision and the health of your eyes, to help detect eye conditions sooner. We see the unseen with The Ultimate Eye Examination.

The Ultimate Eye Examination is an even more thorough way of testing and documenting information about your retina using pioneering technology. We combine the latest technology with clinical excellence, in order to get an accurate 2D and 3D picture of your eyes using Optomap and OCT in an enhanced imaging package. It is highly recommended to our patients of all ages.

Where can I access the Ultimate Eye Examination?

The Ultimate Eye Examination is currently available in the following Leightons practices:

Don’t worry if you are registered at another one of our practices; as a Leightons patient, you can book at any branch, knowing that you will continue to receive the highest level of patient care. If your registered practice is not yet offering The Ultimate Eye Examination, you can book at another, at a time that suits you.

What will my optometrist be able to see?

Optomap allows us to take an incredibly detailed digital image of the back of the eye. It allows us to see up to 80% of the surface of your retina visible in one ultra-wide panoramic image.

The Ultimate Eye Examination will also show the layers underneath the central retina with an OCT. This examination gives your optometrist a complete view of your eye - the surface of the back of the eye, as well as what’s under it.

Rest assured, taking images in The Ultimate Eye Examination is quick and painless – it only takes a few moments and nothing touches your eyes.

optomap with ulta-wide retinal imaging diagram

Book an appointment

You can book an appointment online, call us on 0800 40 20 20 or visit your local practice.

What is included in The Ultimate Eye Examination?

✔ Ultra-wide field and 3D retinal layer imaging

✔ Discussion around your general and eye health along with conversation to ensure your Optometrist understands all your vision and eye health needs

✔ Assessment of vision with and without spectacles and determination of your prescription

✔ Eye muscle evaluation and advice

✔ Front of eye health assessment and advice where a further specialised consultation is required (for example relating to dry eyes or contact lenses)

✔ Back of eye health assessment using the ultimate in retinal imaging technology

✔ Additional tests where indicated such as visual field, in-eye pressure assessment and colour vision. Additional test need is determined by your Optometrist and results in a personalised, tailored examination

✔ Advice around ongoing eye care, vision and anyproducts or additional examinations which may be of benefit, including dry eye assessment, contact lens assessment or spectacles for example

✔ Consultation with a Dispensing Optician to assess current spectacles and dispensing of new spectacles as required

✔ For children, we are also able to better diagnose and advise on your child’s overall eye health including myopia (short-sightedness)

Why do you recommend The Ultimate Eye Examination?

Using the latest technology, we can provide you with the best possible eye examination. Your optometrist will review 2D and 3D retinal pictures to assess your retina and eye health, which will show both the surface of your eye as well as what’s underneath it. These images will be saved in your medical record to compare the condition of your retinas from year to year.

It can spot early signs of:

  • Retinal holes, tears or detachment
  • Diabetes (by detecting diabetic retinopathy)
  • Hypertension
  • Macula conditions including age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Glaucoma

The sooner we detect changes in your vision or eye health, the sooner we can help you manage them.

It’s amazing what your optometrist can see and it’s not all about identifying future health risks. To continually monitor and manage your eye health, it is really useful for us to have a baseline image on file so we can monitor any changes over time.

We recommend The Ultimate Eye Examination to all our patients.

The benefits of our Ultimate Eye Examination for children

As a family run opticians, we understand the importance of protecting our family’s overall health. All aspects of the Ultimate Eye Examination, including OCT and Optomap, are completely safe for children of all ages.

The NHS recommends children begin having regular eye tests from the age of three, unless other symptoms are identified earlier like frequent eye rubbing, squints or complaining of regular headaches and/or eye strain.

Just like with grown ups, we recommend the Ultimate Eye Examination for children because of the additional things we will be able to diagnose and treat early.

It’s not all about glaucoma and other conditions associated with later life - our optometrists will be able to identify anything unusual for further investigation or monitoring, if required. We are also on hand to advise on other health issues such as myopia (short-sightedness), conjunctivitis (pink eye) and more.

Our Ultimate Eye Examination is also the most comfortable test for little ones. With less time spent in close proximity with the optometrist, it’s an easier option for those with short attention spans or if your little ones are wriggling in the chair. This examination means they won’t have to sit still for as long and you still get access to the results and the best possible care.

Take a look at Why You Should Book your Family in for an Eye Exam where we also explain how to spot common eye conditions in children.

Leightons’ Clinical Excellence: What does that mean for you?

At Leightons, we believe in continually investing in the very latest technology which is not available as standard on the high street.

We use the very latest innovation from Optos, called the Daytona Optomap. This means we can have the highest quality and widest panoramic views of your retina. All of our practices also have OCT technology and combined, this gives you ultra-wide 2D and 3D retinal imaging, enabling us deliver unsurpassed clinical excellence. We see the unseen.

How much does The Ultimate Eye Examination cost?

All members of our MyLeightons Care Plans can enjoy an annual Leightons Ultimate Eye Examination as part of their care plan, alongside other benefits. Membership is from just £12 per month, ask in practice for more information or visit our MyLeightons Care page.

Alternatively, the Ultimate Eye Examination is £89 for private patients, £59 for NHS and just £15 for under 16s.

Bryony Allen, Professional Services Manager quoted on the Leightons Optomap

Book your appointment

You can book your Ultimate Eye Examination online, or call our Dedicated Patient Support team on 0800 40 20 20. Please note The Ultimate Eye Examination is currently available at selected practices:

As a Leightons patient, you can book at any branch, so don’t worry if you are registered at another practice. You’ll be safe, knowing that you will continue to receive the highest level of patient care and all your optical records will be kept together for your next eye examination. If your registered practice is not yet offering The Ultimate Eye Examination, you are welcome to book at another of our local practices. Book today, at a time that suits you.

Book an Appointment

You can book an appointment online, call us on 0800 40 20 20 or visit your local practice.