Our eyes are precious – it is vital we look after them.


Regular eye exams are vital for the ongoing health of your eyes and maintaining the quality of your eyesight. Many eye conditions do not have obvious symptoms so eye tests are often the only means of identifying and treating them. In some cases eye tests can even identify precursors to other health issues. We recommend regular eye tests to help keep you and your eyes in good health.

At Mahdi Opticals, we pride ourselves on using the very best technology and equipment so that you can be completely confident that we can offer the most comprehensive and detailed health check on your eyes.

A comprehensive eye examination does much more than check on how well you can see. It can give valuable insight into the health of your eyes as well as health issues that affect other parts of the body. Examples of what can be identified with a full and detailed eye test are shown below:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Eye strain
  • Dry eye
  • Diabetes
  • Risk of high blood pressure or stroke
  • Risk of high cholesterol levels

Who should have eye tests?

  • Children who are of school age
  • VDU and computer users – whether this is for work or social use at home.This includes people who use other mobile devices, such as their smart phones and tablets.
  • People who play computer games or watch TV
  • People who suffer from headaches
  • Drivers – especially those who drive regularly and those who drive taxis, buses, lorries etc
  • People over the age of 60 – this is because there is an increased risk of developing eye and health issues after this age
  • Smokers – smoking can have a detrimental effect on the health of the eyes
  • Certain eye conditions  – glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes, drooping eyelids
  • Medical conditions – E.g. people who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or strokes are all at risk from eye disease
  • People who have a family member who has diabetes, glaucoma or macular degeneration as this increases the chance of them suffering from the same problem

Children’s Eye Tests

Taking care of young eyes

It is important to have regular eye tests to ensure that any irregularity in your child’s eyes are detected and treated in the formative years.
If conditions are treated early-on it can greatly reduce the impact it may have on their personal development. We appreciate that for children eye tests may not be easy and we offer a fun and relaxed environment that is designed to be conducive with their age and abilities. Our computerised testing equipment means that we can use alternative tests with children to enable us to assess their eyes effectively, even if they are not yet able to read, or perhaps lacking a little in confidence.