Whatever your eye problem we aim to provide prompt assessment and treatment. Whether you have been advised to see an ophthalmologist by your optometrist or GP, or you simply wish to get an expert opinion on your eye problem, we are confident we can help.
All consultations, and indeed treatments, at Exeter Eye are always with one of our highly qualified ophthalmic surgeons.
What To Expect?
When you arrive at Exeter Eye our friendly reception team will greet you. You will then be seen by your consultant eye surgeon, and often also by our highly skilled and experienced ophthalmic technician Chantal Street or our optometrist Louise Frost.
Your first consultation will last approximately 45 minutes and any follow-up consultations will usually last 20-30 minutes. Laser refractive surgery patients will need to allow 90 minutes for their first consultation.
At your first consultation your pupils are usually dilated with eye drops – which means you should bring a driver with you to get you home safely. The eye drops wear off after a few hours, but occasionally can take over 24 hours.
Where appropriate, please remember to bring along your spectacle prescription from your optometrist and a list of current medications from your General Practitioner (GP).
At Exeter Eye we have a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, so any investigations like visual field tests, cataract diagnostic tests or imaging of the eye can be undertaken during your consultation.
We will send a list detailing the cost of your consultation and any investigations with your appointment letter. Payment can be made by yourself on the day using our credit and debit card facilities; or for those claiming via private medical insurance, please contact your insurer to ensure all treatments and investigations are covered. Our team at Exeter Eye will be able to help guide you through the process at every step.
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