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The practicalities

An OCT scan only adds a few minutes to our standard eye test. It is non-invasive, completely painless, has no known aftereffects and is not at all uncomfortable.

We do charge €10 for an OCT scan, in addition to the cost of your standard eye test.

To see if your local Vison Express offers OCT, use the store finder below, click on the chosen location’s ‘store details’ and check in the list of ‘store facilities and services’.   

    •     €10 fee for OCT scan is in addition to your standard eye test charge.
    •     Eye test appointments are subject to availability. 
    •     For customers entitled to a free NHS funded eye test, an additional €10 OCT scan charge applies.
    •     Eye test offers can be used, however an additional €10 fee for OCT scan still applies.

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