How Much is an Eye Test? The Taylor-West & Co Eye Examinations

We believe in providing the most comprehensive eye examinations, which is why the Taylor-West & Co eye examination offers a more in-depth way of looking at things. When it comes to something as precious as your eyes, you’ll want the highest quality care possible to ensure your vision and eye health remains in their best condition.

We provide private, fully comprehensive, 60-minute, eye examinations using hospital-grade technology. This allows us to analyse the full extent of your eye health and your glasses prescription, as well as any health issues and potential warning signs for us to keep an eye on.

How Much is an Adult Eye Test?

Typically, a high street adult eye test will cost between £20 and £30. However private eye tests at Taylor-West & Co adopt a more focused and personalised approach. Our adult examination with Optomap and OCT scanning costs £125, or £9 per month on our monthly Care Plan.

Compared to a typical 20-minute high-street eye test, our adult eye examinations can take up to 60 minutes and, during this time, you’ll spend the entire time with your personal optometrist who will conduct your eye tests utilising OCT scans and Optomap wide-angle retinal imaging.

This equipment also allows us to identify early signs of certain diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular holes, up to eight years before commercially available eye tests.

The TW&C Eye Examinations: How Much Does an Eye Test Cost?

Below, you’ll find details on how much an eye test costs in our branches as well as how much our other services cost.

Eye Service Cost
Adult eye examination (with Optomap) £125
Child eye examination (with Optomap) £60
Eye examination + contact lens aftercare (with Optomap) £165
Contact lens aftercare £60
Standard contact lens refit (existing wearer) £120
Standard contact lens fitting (new wearer) £200
Ortho-K fitting £300

We also offer a monthly ‘Care Plan’, which offers the best value for money and delivers complete peace of mind to our patients.

For just £9 per month for spectacle wearers and £13 per month for contact lens wearers, you can visit our optometrists whenever you need to, at no additional cost and with no hidden fees.

Your initial visit is also covered if you join on the same day.

You’ll also receive a 10% loyalty discount off any purchases including prescription glasses and sunglasses, and contact lens plan members will receive 30% off their contact lenses.

You can read more about all our professional fees here.

Book Your Private Eye Examination with Taylor-West & Co

The health of your eyes is our main concern here at Taylor-West & Co so when you choose us as your optician of choice, you’re guaranteed to receive only the highest level of optical care. All of your eye examinations will be conducted by a fully qualified optometrist with state-of-the-art hospital-grade equipment.

Book your private eye test today


How do you know if you need your eyes tested?2022-11-11T15:28:24+00:00

If you’ve been suffering from headaches more frequently than usual, you’ve noticed that your eyes are getting more blurry than before, or you’re having any other unusual issues with your eyes, we highly recommend getting your eyes tested as soon as possible – especially if these issues are affecting your daily life.

At Taylor-West & Co, we can detect a wide range of conditions and accurately diagnose visual changes through our medical eye examinations. Our eyes are extremely precious organs, and we take any concerns you have related to your vision very seriously.

How often should I have an eye test?2022-11-11T15:29:48+00:00

As a general rule of thumb, we recommend booking an eye examination at least every two years in order to allow us to continue monitoring and tracking the health of your eyes over a long period.

During your appointment with us, you’ll also have the opportunity to discuss any hereditary risks to your eye health and sight in order to discuss whether you should be having more frequent eye tests.

If your optometrist has no concerns when it comes to your vision and your eye health, you’ll be recommended for your eye test every two years. However, if you do have any concerns that arise within those two years, such as an increase in headaches or a change in vision, then please do visit us at any time.

We believe the Taylor-West & Co eye examination is the most comprehensive and thorough eye test available to date. We pride ourselves on being upfront with our costs, and you’ll never be subject to any hidden charges or tier system that enforces an increase in your costs. Furthermore, if you need to repeat a test or have a referral letter written; it’s all included in your eye examination fee.

What is an OCT eye test?2022-11-11T15:29:10+00:00

In our Hove, Battersea, and East Dulwich branches, you’ll have access to our OCT and optomap eye tests. With the use of extremely precise equipment we can detect and refer for conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, macular holes, retinal disease, and diabetic retinopathy; meaning that there is less of a chance that these issues will severely affect your vision and the overall health of your eyes.

What makes the Taylor-West & Co eye examination different?2022-11-11T15:30:08+00:00

During your visit to a Taylor-West & Co branch, we use £120,000 worth of state-of-the-art hospital-grade OCT and Optomap equipment to provide an accurate and thorough assessment of your vision and eye health. This extremely accurate equipment ensures that there are no issues related to the overall health of your eyes inside and out – even being able to detect problems years before conventional high-street tests.

Once all of your tests have been completed, you’ll also have access to a beautiful range of hand-crafted spectacle frames sourced from the very best manufacturers from Japan, Italy, Germany, France, and the UK. We can safely say the superior quality of these frames will speak for themselves and, with the proper love and care, they can truly last a lifetime.

By |2023-01-11T15:36:45+00:00August 26, 2022|

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About the Author:

Sophie Taylor-West is the founder and Director of Taylor-West & Co Optometrists. She is one of our Hove-based registered Optometrists. Sophie specialises in contact lens fittings for both healthy and also “awkward” or more complex prescriptions, helping people who have difficulties seeing anything at all by transforming their sight. She also specialises in myopia management for children and teenagers with short-sightedness. Click here to read more...
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