No, there is no discomfort during an eye test – just a few bright lights and the occasional camera flash! A bright light will be shone into your eyes to examine them and for digital retinal photography, there will be the flash of a camera light during this procedure.

Occasionally, it may be necessary to instil dilating eye drops to properly examine your eyes. The effects of the drops wear off after a few hours and your eyes may be a bit sensitive to glare for a short time after. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have your sunglasses handy.