On this page you can
find out about the services that Robert Doig Optometrists offer to
Your optometrist will do various tests and procedures,
depending on what your needs and symptoms are. A sight test will
your optometrist may not be able to do all the tests and
procedures during one appointment or may need to repeat a
procedure. If so, they will ask you to come back for a
follow-up appointment. You will not have to pay for this.
optometrist may give you eye drops to see inside your eyes
more easily. You should not drive immediately afterwards.
Ask as many
questions as you want about your eye examination. If there
are any tests or procedures you donít want, tell your
optometrist. You can refuse any part of the examination.
of time for the examination. The eye test should take about
30 minutes and you may need more time for extra procedures
or to choose glasses.
If you need
help to get to your appointment because of an illness or
disability, you can ask about a home visit.
This information has been taken from "Your guide to free NHS
eye examinations in Scotland" provided by NHS Scotland
OCT (Optical coherence tomography)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an established medical
imaging technique that uses light to capture
micrometer-resolution, three-dimensional images from within
optical scattering media (e.g., biological tissue). Optical
coherence tomography is based on low-coherence interferometry,
typically employing near-infrared light. The use of relatively
long wavelength light allows it to penetrate into the scattering
medium. Confocal microscopy, another optical technique,
typically penetrates less deeply into the sample but with higher
resolution. (Ref: Wikipedia)
The NHS do not cover the cost of OCT scans though. There is a
charge of £15 to get this done.
further information on an OCT scan can be found
Domiciliary Service (Home Visits)
We provide a service that brings the eye tests to the
patients home if they are housebound. To do this though, we will
need a letter from the patients doctor requesting this be done.
There is now scientific
research to show that both coloured filters (worn as spectacles)
and coloured plastic sheets laid over text (known as overlays)
can help some children to read. We provide the test to decide if
filters or overlays would benefit a child to help with their
Spectacle sales, fitting and
We provide a large range of frames from budget to designer.
A list of the range we carry can be found
here. We do a full fitting of glasses to make sure the
patient gets the full benefit from their new spectacles. We also
do a range of repairs to glasses. Most of these can be done in
store, but on occasion we may have to send them away to get