OPTICIANS   Tel: 01900 606111



A sight test checks whether you need glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision. Having good vision increases your independence and can improve your well-being.  But a sight test is also an important eye-health check, and can sometimes detect signs of underlying general health conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Everyone should have a sight test every two years, or more often if your optometrist recommends it.

1. We offer NHS and private eye care.

2. You qualify for an NHS sight test if you:

Are aged 60 or over

Are registered as partially sighted or blind

Have diabetes

Have glaucoma or been told by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you're at risk of glaucoma or:

Are 40 or over and have a parent, brother, sister, son or daughter who has been diagnosed with glaucoma

3. You are entitled to an NHS sight test, and may also get an NHS voucher towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses, if you:

Are under 16, or under 19 and in full-time education

Have been prescribed complex lenses and are eligible for a 'complex lens voucher' (your optometrist can tell you more about this) Are on, or your partner is on, Income Support, income-based Employment and Support Allowance or income-based Jobseeker's Allowance.

Receive, or your partner receives, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependent of someone who receives Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

4. Are, or your partner is, awarded Universal Credit and meet the criteria on earnings limit.

5. Are a prisoner on leave from prison.

6. Are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate or are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2) (if you are named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3), you may also get help.)


There may be an additional charge for these tests.

1.Nidek OCT retinal scan

To download an information leaflet on this test. Please click HERE

2. MPOD Macula pigment screener - MPOD enables the early detection of patients at risk of age-related macula degeneration (AMD) - the leading cause of vision loss in people over 50 worldwide.  Low macula pigment is a significant and modifiable risk factor for AMD.  Once detected, macula pigment can be managed through changes to diet and lifestyle which can reduce the risk of developing AMD.

3. Dry Eye assessment

'Dry eye' can affect people of any age and is an increasing problem in the modern world as screen use, contact lens wear, medication and face masks can all make the problem worse. Infrared Meibography is a technique which allows us to the evaluate the eyelid meibomium glands - this is where most dry eye issues begin

4. Intuitive Colour overlays and Wilkins rate of reading test - Some people benefit from the use of coloured overlays when reading.  In some cases this can help improve reading speed, reduce visual discomfort and glare improving problems caused by dyslexia and migraine.


(eye examinations at home)

If you cannot get to the optician on your own, for example because of a mental or physical disability, an optometrist can come to test your eyes at home.  We have portable equipment which means we can provide an accurate sight test in your home. We can adapt the sight test for you if you have complex needs or if you struggle to communicate or understand, for example if you have had a stroke or have learning disabilities or dementia.  You may be entitled to an NHS eye examination at home - please ask for further details, or call us on:

Tel: 01900 606111

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MPOD macula Pigment Screener

A NIDEK fundus camera which takes detailed photographs of the retina and the anterior eye.  This test is included in the standard eye examination

Meibographer infrared camera which analyses the eyelid glands for dry eye assessment.


Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 9.00am to 5.30pm  

Saturday: 9.00am to 4.00pm

1 – 3 New Oxford Street, Workington,Cumbria CA14 2NA