An eye exam is an important assessment, not only of your vision and visual needs, but also your eye and general health.

For this reason, at Clapham Optical your enhanced eye examination will last at least 40 minutes, with all aspects conducted by a senior optometrist. The average sight test in the UK last only 20 minutes, but we take our time so that you will never feel rushed. We will thoroughly assess your vision and eye health, using state of the art equipment (including your eye pressure being measured without the puff of air!), and discuss the result with you so that you are confident the greatest care has been taken of your most precious of senses.

Enhanced Eye Care As Standard...Retinal photography and 3D-OCT scans are included as standard during our enhanced eye exam. This technology gives your optometrist an unbeatable view of the internal structures of your eye, allowing for a more in-depth assessment of your eye health and allowing for the detection of several eye conditions years before traditional techniques can and often before symptoms arise. Discover more about this technology here.

Our enhanced eye exam costs just £50 and is available to all. For those eligible, the NHS optical services fee of £21.31 is deducted, bringing the cost down to £28.69.


You may have been to one of the high street chains and experienced a quick 20-minute sight test, with little time to answer your questions or understand your needs. You were left looking at rows of frames with no idea what really suits you. Most opticians are often under time pressure to see as many people in a day as possible and everything is very rushed. We don’t work like that. For those needing new glasses, your eye exam is followed by an eyewear consultation with a qualified dispensing optician with additional training in eyewear styling. Discover exactly how we work below...

How we work

NHS Sight Test

For those that are eligible we offer an NHS Sight Test. This is a 25-minute appointment with an optometrist that covers the essential aspects of eye care, including refraction and manual examination of the internal and external eye, as well as air-puff pressure readings and field of vision examination, as clinically required.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of clinical care and for this reason we recommend booking for our Enhanced Eye Examination. This gives all clients more time with the optometrist and access to our most thorough examination, using state-of-the-art equipment. NHS funding is not adequate to fully cover the cost, but the normal fee of £50 is reduced to just £28.69.

Discover more about the benefits of our enhanced eye examination here

To find out if you are eligible for NHS funded optical services please visit the NHS Website.

Our Equipment


A high resolution, non-invasive, 3D-imaging tool, allowing for detailed examination of the interior structures of the eye and diagnosis of various ocular diseases.


Allows for quick, high accuracy refraction, easier prescription comparison, Clear Vision Range check and night mode that allows us to examine night-time visual acuity.


4-in-1 diagnostic tool allowing simultaneous measurement of your prescription, ocular pressure, corneal thickness and curvature.


A bio-microscope that allows for close examination of the front of the eye, especially the cornea, and interior structures, including the retina and optic nerve head.


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