VisionSafe – What is a Visual Health Check?2017-10-12T12:29:48+01:00


We help to maintain vision through regular VisionSafe Eye Checks


Are you over 40 and haven’t had a comprehensive eye check done in the last year?


What is a Visual Health Check?

A visual health check – or VisionSafe Eye Check is an assessment undertaken to check your visual and ocular health when you are concerned about your risk factors for visual or ocular health disease.

A VisionSafe Eye Check goes far beyond a typical eye examination with your local optometrist. A VisionSafe Eye Check is designed to coexist and complement a typical sight test and/or the spectacle or contact lens assessments you might already be undergoing with your local optometrist.

You might consider VisionSafe when you are over 40 or you have a family history of eye disease. You might also want to consider it when you desire a second opinion about an eye condition which you are receiving treatment for.

What problems does the VisionSafe Visual Health Check address?

The VisionSafe Eye Check is a package of state-of-the-art tests that examines:

You are an ideal candidate for VisionSafe if you:

  • are over 40 years of age
  • are highly short-sighted or long-sighted
  • have a family history of glaucoma and/or macular degeneration
  • want state-of-the-art, advanced ocular imaging assessments with consultant delivered analysis and interpretation of the tests as part of a comprehensive eye health check up

At a Glance


A VisionSafe Eye Check doesn’t treat eye conditions but helps to detect risk factors for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and retinal or macular conditions

Please note: TheVisionSafe Eye Check check does not include eye tests for spectacles.


Lydia Chang
Praveen Patel

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Maintain vision after 40 with regular checks

Many people don’t catch vision loss until it’s too late. If
you’re over 40, avoid unnecessary vision loss by having a
VisionSafe Eye Check on a regular basis. Book one today.


How do you know that a Visual Health Check is the right solution?

The VisionSafe Eye Check is a consultant-led ophthalmic exam including:

  • A full clinical history
  • Vision measurements
  • Eye examination (includes dilation if needed & additional tests if your vision is blurred)
  • Advanced, state-of-the-art retinal imaging tests
  • Other assessments including a visual field test, if the initial assessment indicates these are needed

*Please note: TheVisionSafe Eye Check check does not include eye tests for spectacles.

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What are the next steps after a VisionSafe Eye Check?

After your eye assessment and tests are completed, your Consultant Ophthalmologist will review the results with you and provide a customised treatment plan (if needed) to optimise your visual health and outcomes.

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Vision loss after 40: A VisionSafe Eye Check might catch signs of AMD, glaucoma, macular or retinal conditions.

September 26th, 2019|

Vision loss after the age of 40 is common, and there are several reasons this happens. One of the most prevalent reasons is an age-related change in our focusing which means we are not able to read small print easily without glasses (also known as presbyopia). However, there are more serious eye conditions which can lead to irreversible vision loss if not detected at an early stage.

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September 19th, 2019|

AMD is a condition which affects the retina, the light-sensitive membrane at the back of the eye. As we get older, we develop an accumulation of waste material underneath the retina. This accumulation can affect the function of the light-sensitive cells.


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