Eye Examinations

Our approach to eye care is based on assessing the health, binocular vision, processing , functional and sensory aspects of vision, so we assess not only how clearly you see, but how your visual system works as a part of your entire sensory and motor system.

What happens during an eye examination?

Step one

We take detailed images of your retina

Before you see your optometrist we take full and detailed images of your retina (the internal back layer of the eye) using our Optos ultra wide field scanning laser instrument, and take other important measurements relating to eye health.

Step two

Discussion with your optometrist

Your optometrist will discuss with you any concerns you may have, as well as your visual needs for day-to-day activities, work, hobbies, and sport. The optometrist may also ask questions to clarify your medical history, family medical history (including eye conditions and disease), and your past visual history and vision treatments.

Step three

Your optometrist will run a few more tests

Your optometrist will measure the sharpness of sight, the ability of your eyes to work together, the effort required to maintain focus and control over your eyes, tracking skills, and field of vision.

Internal and external eye health is also assessed, checking for any abnormalities, signs of eye diseases and other health conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye, and diabetic retinopathy.

Step Four

Assessment results

At the end of the consultation, your optometrist will explain your assessment results and recommendations based on your visual, lifestyle, and eye health needs. They will also discuss if any further testing or referral to other allied health professionals is required.

How often should I have my eyes examined?

We generally recommend an eye test every 12 months for adults and often more frequently for children, to ensure that eye function and health has not changed. If there is a condition we are monitoring, we may recommend more frequent eye checks.

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