We pride ourselves at Downes Opticians on the quality of our eyecare, providing an extensive and comprehensive eye examination.  


Just ask our patients!


We are fully equipped with the most cutting edge equipment, but don’t take our word for it-come and see!

Our passion for providing comprehensive eye examinations teamed with our state of the art equipment allows us to fully explore the eye’s health as well as detect any ocular prescriptive issues. 


All our examinations come hand in hand with full explanations of what we are doing and why, so you’re not left in the dark.

An eye examination does not only detect the need for spectacles but it provides valuable information to us regarding your general health.  


An eye examination can identify eye concerns such as Glaucoma, Cataracts and Age Related Macular Degeneration yet it can also reveal a lot about your general health, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many more general health issues. If you have any health concerns then an eye examination is a good place to start if the Doctor seems a little daunting.

It is so important to get into the habit of good eye care because an eye examination is also a general health check.


The Scottish government is so aware of the paramount importance of good and regular eye care, that they provide free eye examinations for all. 


Regular eye examinations mean that if there are problems we can promptly detect them and early prognosis for eye related conditions and general health concerns is excellent.

Take Glaucoma for example.  This disease damages your peripheral vision.  Without a regular eye examination it can easily go undetected, you can lose up to 40% of your overall vision before experiencing your first symptom. We are able to detect Glaucoma instantly through the examination and refer you to the optimum hospital specialist to prevent any or further development of the condition.


A routine eye examination should be undertaken every 2 years.  More frequent examinations are recommended if you are over 60, under 16 or if you or close family members have any of the following conditions:


High Blood Pressure
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Any form of visual impairment


Why don’t you arrange your eye examination now through our contact us page?



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