Eye examination

At Alton Murphy Opticians you can be assured that you will receive an examination of the highest standard.

Our fully qualified Optometrists will conduct a thorough eye examination to establish your standard of vision and the health of your eyes.

The Optometrist will advise you whether or not you need visual correction. If signs of any condition or general health problems are detected, additional tests may be carried out which may lead to a referral to your Doctor or Ophthamologist for further investigation.

All of our Optometrists are registered to take part in Welsh Eye Care Service (WECS).

This is a Welsh Assembly Government funded Welsh Eye Care Initiative to preserve sight through the early detection of eye disease and to give help to those who have low vision and whose sight is unlikely to improve. For further information click on www.eyecarewales.nhs.uk

Retinal photography

Retinal photography gives us the opportunity to detect view and monitor early signs of any sight threatening eye conditions. This takes a digital image of the back of the eye which can be captured and kept on file for future monitoring. This retinal screening technology is available at selected branches. (There maybe an additional cost)

OCT – Optical Coherence Tomography

The ultimate eye examination

What is an OCT health check?

  • It works a little like an ultrasound scan
  • It shows us beyond the retinal surface and gives a cross section view of the layers of tissue behind the eye
  • Helping us spot early signs of various retinal diseases, including Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age Related Macular Degeneration and a great deal more
  • You will find OCT’s in most hospital eye departments and the results that can be obtained are incredibly detailed.
  • Suitable for children

Why should I have it?

  • Having an OCT health check in combination with your normal eye test will allow us to obtain the most detailed information about your overall eye health. Early detection will lead to timely treatment and better outcomes for the health of your eye and your overall health.

How long does it take?

  • A very quick painless process and takes a few minutes

What happens during my scan?

  • You are required to sit in one position and look at a target placed in front of you. The scan will end with a camera flash
  • It is a non-invasive procedure and at no point touches your eye

What happens to my images?

  • Your images will be stored on file, so when you see us for your next appointment, we can compare your images to see if anything has changed


There may be an additional charge for OCT screening, Full details, available at your practice AVAILABLE NOW AT BANGOR & PWLLHELI

We are in the process of bringing out this service across our practices to enable all our patients to have access to an OCT scan.