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Eye Examinations

Caring for your most precious sense is at the heart of everything we do. The team at Horrocks & Boyd have focussed on providing world class eye care since 1921, and that tradition continues today.

Retinal Imaging

The retina is the delicate layer inside the eye that detects light and sends messages to the brain, allowing us to see. Disease of the retina is one of the most common reasons for sight loss. In many cases, early detection of eye disease allows vision to be preserved.

The retina is the only place in the body where blood vessels can be seen directly, allowing signs of other conditions such as diabetes and raised blood pressure to be detected at an eye examination.

Horrocks & Boyd is one of the few practices offering a comprehensive examination of the retina using both Optomap Ultra-Wide Field Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

Optomap Ultra-wide Field Retinal Imaging

The Optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. Traditional methods typically reveal only 10-15% of your retina at one time.

The unique Optomap ultra-wide view enhances the ability of the optometrists at Horrocks & Boyd to detect even the earliest signs of disease that appear on your retina.

Taking the image is quick and painless, and in most cases does not require eye drops. Optomap is suitable for people of all ages, including young children. We recommend using the Optomap for examining the retina at every eye check. Quite simply, it provides better and more complete eye examination than most other techniques.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT, provides a highly detailed view of the different layers of the retina. It also allows us to see beneath the surface of the retina. By examining the individual layers of the retina, our optometrists can detect the early signs of eye diseases such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Glaucoma. OCT imaging has also become an integral part of monitoring these conditions once diagnosed.

Why Choose Horrocks & Boyd?

Comprehensive Eye Examinations

Through longer appointment times, highly qualified optometrists and technology that allows us to examine more of the eye than a standard eye test, your most precious sense is at the heart of everything we do.

Bespoke Products

Our customers deserve the best. Sometimes, this means creating something unique. Horrocks & Boyd is proud to offer bespoke spectacle frames and personalised lenses, made to order and tailored for the specific needs of each individual.

Personal Service

We understand that every person has different requirements, and we take great satisfaction from providing our customers with tailored solutions. Horrocks & Boyd is proud to be an independent practice, offering truly impartial advice.


We've been with Horrocks and Boyd as a family for 24 years and thoroughly recommend them. Their service and attention to detail is second to none. We all travel some distance now to remain with them but wouldn't have it any other way.

Liz Cooke

I was so impressed with your practice. I had an ocular emergency, and not only did you give me the correct advice, but you phoned a week later to see how I was getting on.

Bill Price

I’ve been a patient since moving to Kingston, it is always a pleasure to come to your opticians, the staff are always so pleasant and helpful.

William Moore

Horrocks & Boyd - providing outstanding care and clear vision since 1921. Let us help you see well and feel great. Book an appointment today!

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