COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMINATION
Good eye health should never be taken for granted, clarity of vision adds to value of our everyday lives.
It’s too easy to become complacent and be unaware of your eye health situation.
Remember eye disease can affect anyone at any age.
Regular checks and monitoring is the best way to understand and diagnose the state of your eye health.
Identifying hereditary and pre-existing conditions or evidence of other eye diseases is so important.
An eye examination from our expert optometrists can lead to effective solutions and ongoing maintenance, bettering your eyesight. Ideally you should have your eyes examined at least every
two years, or more frequently if recommended by your optometrist.
Your Eye Examination is bulk billed for Medicare card holders. (depending on Medicare eligibility)
YOUR EYE EXAMINATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TESTS:
THE VISUAL ACTIVITY TEST
The visual Acuity component of our examination measures the sharpness of your vision – though each eye individually, then through both eyes together, using eyecharts under various high contrast conditions.
COLOUR BLINDNESS TEST
Colour vision deficiency is a hereditary condition, however it can also confirm the evidence of other health conditions – a screening test that checks your colour vision is performed.
An effective and simple way to check how well your eyes work together, is The Cover Test. By focusing on a small distant objects while covering each of your eyes alternately while you stare at the target. The test is then repeated with you looking at a near object. Identifying whether whether the uncovered eye must move to pick up the fixation target, can indicate strabismus or a more subtle binocular vision problem that could cause eye strain or amblyopia (“lazy eye”).
This simple test performed early on in the exam can give our optometrists an approximated measure on your eyeglass prescription, under a dimmed light as you focus on the eye chart through various lenses, a light is shone in your eyes. The way the light reflects on your eye gives the optometrist a reasonable indication of your prescription.
Using an instrument called a phoropter our optometrists will test your vision using a series of different lenses – by adjusting the focal content and fine tuning the lenses to which each eye is looking – they can confirm your individual eye performance and establish your correct eyeglass prescription. The Refraction Test determines your level of hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
SLIT LAMP TEST
A slit lamp is a binocular microscope used to examine the structures of your eye under high magnification. A number of serious eye conditions and diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, corneal ulcers and diabetic retinopathy can all provide minute evidence deep within the eye. So, taking a closer look at your eyelids, cornea, conjunctiva, iris, and lens can help with early detection.
OUR OPTOMETRISTS CAN REVIEW AND DISCUSS WITH YOU YOUR INDIVIDUAL PROFILE ASSESSMENT AND YOUR EXAMINATION RESULTS – PROVIDING YOU WITH THE RIGHT ADVICE, AND REFER YOU TO THE OPTICAL DISPENSERS WHO CAN ASSIST YOU WITH THE RELEVANT FRAME AND LENS SELECTION.