What can you expect when you have an eye test with us:
Detailed history - This includes your main reason for coming in, any other problems you are having, medical conditions you have, medications you are taking, past eye history and if there’s any family history of eye conditions/blindness. This is to help us personalise your eye exam to your needs.
Visual Acuity - This is the fancy term optometrists use for how well you can see the letter chart. You may be familiar with terms like “20/20” or “6/6” vision. This is important information to know because it gives us a way to measure how well you’re seeing.
Binocular vision assessment - Not only is good vision necessary, but the way your eyes work together are also important! In this day and age, computer screens, phones and reading commonly cause headaches, eyestrain and blurry vision. Some people may need special lenses or exercises to help their eyes work together comfortably.
Refraction - If you’ve ever been to an optometrist you’ll remember them putting a series of lenses in front of you while you look at the chart asking, “which is clearer, 1 or 2?” This essentially tells us your prescription; whether you have myopia (short-sighted), hyperopia (long-sighted), astigmatism or presbyopia (normal loss of near focussing ability). We tailor your final prescription to your needs as no one's eyes and working distances are the same.
Ocular health examination - This allows us to look at the health of your eyes. Although it gets bright you don’t have to worry because it doesn’t hurt! We check for many things that can affect the eyes including: dry eyes, cataracts, eye pressures, glaucoma, macula degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and many other ocular conditions.
Recommendations - We will always sum up the eye test and give you our recommendations and advice based on your needs.
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