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Bletchley

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Newport Pagnell

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Stony Stratford

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Towcester

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Wolverton

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Sight Tests

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Eye Examinations

Regular eye examinations will not only help you keep your vision performing at its best achievable level but will identify early signs of changes that require further investigation. They can also show up other health concerns that may be present such as diabetes or thyroid disease.

At DW Roberts we pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide to our patients, which is why we like to take our time when testing your eyes.

Your sight test will be performed by one of our highly qualified Optometrists who will tailor the test to your individual needs. A thorough check will be made of the internal and external health of your eyes. At the end of the examination you will be given your prescription, if one is needed, which will give you optimum vision. Please feel free to ask our staff for advice or discuss any concerns you may have about any aspect of your eye care.

Do you qualify for a free NHS Sight Test?

You may be entitled to a free NHS eye test. Currently, children under the age of 16, or 19 if still in full time education, and adults over 60 are entitled to an eye test paid for by the NHS. People with eye conditions such as glaucoma and those in receipt of certain benefits are also eligible for a free NHS sight test.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us for clarification. At DW Roberts we carry out both NHS and private sight tests.

Eye Examinations

Retinal Photography

Digital retinal photography is now included as part of our comprehensive private eye examination.

Our retinal camera allows the optometrist to take a highly magnified, detailed photograph of the back of the eye giving a visual record of eye health.

Retinal images allow you to see what your optometrist sees. These pictures enable us to make an accurate comparison of the health of your eyes between eye tests as they are a permanent photographic reference. They make it possible to detect tiny changes over a period of time which may go unnoticed with your standard sight test. They can identify many sight and health conditions in their early stages.

We recommend retinal photography for most adults but it is especially relevant for people over the age of 40 with a family history of glaucoma or other retinal disease. This enhanced eye care service is not covered by an NHS sight test. Therefore there is an additional charge of £10.00 for NHS patients who would like this very worthwhile service.

Canon CR2 Retinal Camera

Children’s Eye Care

It is important that your child’s eyes are tested as early as possible as so much of what they learn is taken in through their eyes. Children as young as two or three can have a sight test at DW Roberts and younger infants can be tested at the children’s eye department at the hospital. It is essential for your child to have a sight test if there is a family history of any eye conditions or if either parent wears glasses.

We recommend that your child’s eyes are tested regularly. Prescriptions may change with your child’s physical development and the health of their eyes should be assessed on a regular basis.

Although screening may be done through schools this check is not a thorough eye examination and often does not include a check of the health of the eyes.

Sight tests for children under the age of 16 and those up to the age of 19, who are still in full time education, are free under the NHS. They are also entitled to a voucher contributing towards the cost of their glasses.

Frames and lenses for children

DW Roberts have a wide range of children’s frames from free frames to designer brands. Coatings and tints are available for the lenses. Our dispensing staff will be there to offer help when you and your child are ready to choose the frames and lenses they need.

Sunglasses for children

It is important for children to spend time outside both for their eyesight and their general health. However UV Light can cause damage to the eyes as well as the skin, whilst many people appreciate the importance of sunscreen, they often forget about wearing sunglasses to protect the eyes. Encouraging your children to wear sunglasses from a young age will instil a positive habit for vision protection. We offer a range of prescription and non-prescription sunglasses for your child.

Contact Lenses for children

Some children do not enjoy wearing glasses, and an alternative option is to try contact lenses although they will still need a pair of spectacles. They are a useful addition for those who partake in physical activities such as ballet, football, gymnastics, rugby etc. Although contact lenses are not suitable for all, the majority of prescriptions can be catered for. Please ask in store for more information about contact lenses for your child.

Children's Eyecare

Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to ensure your experience with DW Roberts is as straight forward as possible.
Have a question that isn't answered here? Please get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help.

How much is a child's sight test?

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Can you test my child's eyes before they can read and talk?

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What are the symptoms that indicate my child might have a vision problem?

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I am worried about my child's progress at school, can you help?

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How do I book an appointment?

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I don't think I have any problems with my eye sight, do I still need an eye examination?

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Can I get my eyes tested on the NHS?

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Who qualifies for free sight tests?

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Will the NHS help pay for my glasses?

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Why Choose Us? ...

Your local independent optician
Five practices around Milton Keynes & Towcester
Free parking nearby all our practices
Open Monday to Saturday, Late night Thursday
Ground floor consulting rooms
Professional, knowledgable staff
Excellent Google Reviews
Price match guarantee
Extensive choice of quality frames & lenses
Repairs & 12 months free aftercare
Schoolvision assessments
Retinal screening
Dry eye clinics
Myopia management - Ortho-K
Contact lens clinics/Contact lens scheme