Eye Tests

For children and adults in store or at home.


Eye Tests

Did you know that everyone in Scotland is entitled to a free NHS eye test? At The Opticians Hawick we care about your eye care, that’s why we have the latest equipment and experienced professionals to ensure that your eye test will be the best there is.

Your eye test will be tailored to your individual requirements and will include a thorough health check that can identify the early signs of:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

We use retinal imaging technology to take photographs of the back of your eyes. This quick and painless procedure can help us to detect and monitor any abnormalities, allowing us to provide you with the ultimate in ongoing health care for you and your eyes.

We also have an OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) scanner that will take a 3-D image of your eye to check for early signs of many ocular conditions. Very few high street opticians have this technology as it is mainly used in hospitals. Click here for more information about our OCT scanner.

Even if you don’t need spectacles it is still important that you have an eye test every two years so that we can keep a check on your eye-health. We will never push you into buying specs if you don’t need them.

If you are housebound, The Opticians Hawick can come to you to perform an eye test.

If you would like to book an appointment at The Opticians or would like a home visit give us a call on 01450372629

Children’s Eye Tests

It is important to have the health of your child’s eyes checked regularly. At The Opticians Hawick we take great care to make your child feel relaxed and happy during their eye test. We have child-friendly equipment and lots of experience with children (Lee and Tom have four of their own!).

We recommend that children start to have regular eye tests from about the age of five but, if you think your child may have a problem with their eyes, you can bring them along before that for a check-up. Simply call the practice to make an appointment.

Children are often unaware if they have problems with their vision as they don’t know that it should be any different, which is why it is so important to get their eyes checked by optician. If your child does need glasses their spectacle lenses will be free of charge and we have a choice of free frames to choose from, or £20 towards the cost of any other frame.
Even if your child has perfect vision and healthy eyes, taking them for their annual free eye test will give you the peace of mind that comes with keeping a close check on your child’s health.
You can rest assured that your child is in safe hands at The Opticians.

Our Process


Step 1. Book your appointment

Simply call the practice, pop in or send us an email to book an appointment time that suits you.


Step 2. Complete your eyetest

We will perform a thorough health check, see if you need glasses and answer any questions you may have.


Step 3. Discuss your options

We believe in working with your personal requirements to get the best outcome for you.

Everyone in Scotland is entitled to a free NHS eye test so call today to book yours 01450 372 629