Regular eye examinations are important to ensure that your eyes remain healthy and that your vision remains optimal, especially as many eye conditions are treatable if caught early.
During your examination we will routinely test for common eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataract and macular degeneration. In addition, as eye examinations can be a good indicator of a patient’s general health we may be able to spot signs of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
We have well-equipped, computerised consulting rooms, digital retinal and anterior eye cameras, a corneal topographer, computerised visual field analysers and also access to a wide range of clinical software to help us provide you with the best possible examination.
At the end of your consultation we will explain our findings, and if you have any questions, we will be more than happy to answer them for you.
Everyone in Scotland is entitled to a FREE regular NHS Eye Examination. This is normally biannually, but can be annually if you are under 16, over 60 or have diabetes.
Children’s vision develops until around the age of eight, and during these early years it is essential to ensure that all is progressing normally.
At Corry & Christie we are experienced at assessing children of all ages, and since there are many different ways of assessing a child's vision you have no need to worry if they are unable to read or have a low attention span. We are also accredited to provide children's refractions within' the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital SPEC Scheme.
As everyone in Scotland is entitled to an FREE NHS eye examination, there will be no charge for your child’s test.
In addition, our practice assists the voucher value to cover the cost of standard lenses and a variety of frames. If teenagers wish to upgrade their frames they are free to do so and will receive student discount of 25% off any frame outside the normal children's range.
The College Of Optometrists have developed a useful children's infographic for parents to use.
Corry & Christie is one of only two practices in Grampian accredited to provide glaucoma referral assessments for the Eye Clinic at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Since the introduction of the ‘Grampian Glaucoma Referral Refinement and Monitoring Scheme’ in 2004, the practice has carried out over 7,500 assessments for the Eye Clinic, helping to reduce glaucoma referral waiting times in Grampian from over 24 weeks to around 6 weeks.
Appointments at our Glaucoma Clinic can only be arranged by the Eye Clinic, but all Corry & Christie patients will receive a Glaucoma assessment as part of their Eye Examination (including where necessary the use of any of our specialist glaucoma procedures).
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ABOYNE CLINIC PATIENTS
Please note that our clinic is now located in the Maternity Wing.
We have been allocated two parking spaces beside the Maternity Wing entrance.
Please try to arrive around 5 minutes before your appointment and park your car in one of the allocated spaces (or as close as possible to the maternity entrance) and then wait in your car.
If you are not coming by car, there is a seat just inside the door where you can wait. We will then contact you when we are able to bring you in for your appointment.
Corry & Christie is delighted to run the Aboyne Optician Service, a popular and busy weekly optician service operating out of Aboyne Hospital.
In the past few years we have invested in a wide range of equipment including a digital retinal camera and an automated visual field analyser allowing us to provide a wider range of services than ever before in Aboyne.
If you would like to be tested in Aboyne please contact us on 01224 631633 to arrange your appointment.