Unlike opticians, optometrists are also trained in recognising and identifying eye diseases. Our optometrist Lisette Wijdemans screens and advises our customers. If necessary, she will refer you to your GP or an ophthalmologist. During an eye examination she will not only be looking at the exterior of your eyes, but also at their interior. Any eye defects will be diagnosed efficiently and quickly.

Not everyone can call themselves an optometrist. Optometry is a protected profession for which a Dutch HBO-Optometrist degree is a prerequisite.


Optiek Terhorst collaborates with regional general practitioners and ophthalmologists. We provide primary eye care and, if necessary, offer quick referrals. Long hospital waiting times no longer apply as we are able to perform eye examinations requested by an ophthalmologist. And we can help you straight away!

Eye problems

If you recognise one of the following problems, we recommend that you have your eyes examined by our optometrist Lisette Wijdemans. She will identify the condition and is often able to suggest measures to prevent further complications.

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Tired, itchy or irritated eyes
  • Eye problems while reading or working in front of a screen
  • Headaches and/or difficulty focussing your eyes
  • Pain in or around your eyes
  • Flashes, spots or threads floating across your vision

Are you or do you suspect you may be suffering from one of the following ailments?

  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes)?
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)?
  • Macular degeneration (problem of the retina with vision deterioration)? Or do you have a family history of macular degeneration?
  • High intraocular pressure (glaucoma)? Or do you have a family history of glaucoma?

If so, please contact us to discuss your options.