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Booking Online FAQs

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A screen-shot showing the "Appointment Types" menu on the Alex Gage online appointments booking service (screen-shot)
If you are unsure of the “Appointment Type” to choose, please refer to the detailed explanations on this FAQs page for help.

We are working on simplifying our booking system but some things are out of our control.

We are unable to provide sensible appointment type names, but here is an explanation of what the short versions mean.

If you have any further questions about booking an appointment online, please do contact us


Types of Appointments

CL Check & Eye exam:

 

CL Checkup:

  • This is just the contact lens check for those who are not due an eye examination. Contact lens check-ups can be every 6 months but need to happen at least every 12 months for us to able to provide more contact lenses
  • £49 * unless in Purple Plan when it is included

NHS Exam Adult: 

  • If you:
    • are age 60 or over
    • have diabetes or glaucoma
    • are over 40 and have an immediate relative with glaucoma
    • are receiving certain benefits (Universal Credit, ESA, PGC, JSA, Income support and Tax credit)
  • then you are entitled to an NHS eye exam paid for by the NHS
  • We strongly recommend you have either the OCT at Woodseats or Optomap at Crosspool to help examine the retina more thoroughly and to avoid extreme close contact for £25* unless in Purple Plan when it is included

NHS Exam Child:

  • Anyone under 19 in full time education is entitled to an eye exam paid for by the NHS. We strongly recommend you have either the OCT at Woodseats or Optomap at Crosspool to help examine the retina more thoroughly and to avoid extreme close contact for £10* unless in Purple Plan when it is included

PVT Comp Exam:

*Prices as at April 2021

Optometrist

We recommend you select “any” as Alex, Sarah and Gillian work on specific days at each practice so your date and time options will be significantly reduced if you specify an individual optometrist.

Appointment Date & Time

When you have selected a specific date the times will then show you what is available. The diary is live so the times options will reduce nearer the date requested.

Comments

Please use the comments box to let us know if you want an earlier appointment if one becomes available. Also you can mention any specific reason for the appointment.

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