Your eye examination
The key to good vision is having thorough, regular eye examinations. Their importance cannot be overstated because they provide an essential health check as well as helping you see better with an up-to-date spectacle prescription.
Everyone’s eyesight is different, so we tailor the eye examination to you as an individual.
The eye examination is not only about finding the correct prescription for you but will also include further examinations appropriate to your needs and the clinical judgement of the Optometrist.
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History & Symptoms
We will ask a series of questions about your health, your family’s health, your work and lifestyle. Some eye conditions are health related so it is important that we find out if you are taking any medications that could affect your vision.
If you currently wear spectacles we will assess the prescription, the optical power of them, check your visual acuity and assess the correct fitting of them for you.
Visual Field Screening
This is a very important part of the eye examination as it checks the health of your eyes. The instrument, an ophthalmoscope, is a hand held piece of equipment that shines a light through the pupil. The Optometrist can have a thorough clear look inside the eye to determine the ocular health of the lens, retina and optic nerve. Possible ocular problems could be glaucoma, cataracts or diabetes.
This part of the eye examination uses another hand held instrument called a retinoscope which contains a multitude of tiny lenses which provides the Optometrist a very good guide to your actual spectacle prescription. The results of which are fine tuned by the Optometrist asking you to read the test chart through different strength trial lenses. Each eye will be tested individually then both eyes together.