We allocate 45 minutes for every eye examination, delivering the very best advice to maximise your eye health and vision.

At Louise Sloan Opticians, we use all the latest optical equipment, including the new iCare Tonometer to measure eye pressure – which means no more puff of air!

Our OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographer) takes both a photograph and a 3D cross-sectional scan of the back of the eye simultaneously. By comparing these scans on each visit, we keep track of any changes over time. The OCT is an excellent way to screen for age-related macula degeneration, glaucoma, and other eye health conditions.

For further information on the eye care equipment we use please see here.

You will also be asked about your eye history and lifestyle, ensuring you leave with the best solution for your personal visual needs and with all the recommendations and options clearly explained to you.

And don’t worry; if you need glasses, we can help with this too!

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Louise Sloan Eye Examination


As your local child-friendly opticians, we offer thorough eye tests for young people, covering colour vision testing, depth perception and if required coloured overlay assessments for dyslexia.

FREE NHS eye tests are available to all under 19s who are in full-time education, with NHS vouchers available to help towards the cost of glasses.

Plus, we have a wonderful selection of quality, stylish and robust frames to suit children of all ages.

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Private eye test with Optomap £49
Private eye test with Optomap and OCT £65
NHS eye test with Optomap £15
NHS eye test with Optomap and OCT £45
Child NHS Eye Test FREE
Child NHS Eye Test with Optomap £10


Please telephone our team to book in your next eye appointment with us.

01403 264682


Some people can get free eye care. You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if:

  • you’re aged under 16
  • you’re aged 16, 17 or 18 and are in full-time education
  • you’re aged 60 or over
  • you’re registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired)
  • you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • you’re 40 or over, and your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter has been diagnosed with glaucoma
  • you’ve been advised by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
  • you’re a prisoner on leave from prison
  • you’re eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optometrist (optician) can advise you about your entitlement.

You’re also entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:

  • receive Universal Credit
  • receive Income Support
  • receive Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  • receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)
  • are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • on a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate.

You may get help with the cost of glasses or contact lenses if you:

  • are aged under 16, or aged under 19 and in full-time education or
  • are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher (your optician will advise you on your entitlement).

You may also get an NHS optical voucher if:

  • You receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (not contribution-based)
  • You receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • You receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • You are awarded Universal Credit
  • You are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2). People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.
  • You will be asked to show proof of your entitlement to optical vouchers to the optician or a member of their staff.
We recommend you bring in any glasses that you currently wear.

If this is your first visit to Louise Sloan, a copy of your current prescription will help us check if your eyes have changed (if you can’t find it, don’t worry).

Please also bring a list of any medications you take, if possible.

Lastly, if you wear soft contact lenses please bring in the packaging and a case to store them in whilst we test your eyes.

For any serious concerns, please contact your closest eye clinic. The nearest hospital eye department is at East Surrey Hospital, Canada Avenue, Redhill RH1 5RH, telephone number 01737 768551.

Having the latest eye care technology is important to us, as it ensures we can provide the best diagnostic eye care equipment for all our patients.

You can find further information here on the equipment we use.