Comprehensive Eye Exam
A routine vision examination in our practice requires a total of around 30 minutes. This period of time is needed to perform the tests necessary to thoroughly assess your eyes and visual efficiency. Depending on the findings, further tests may be advised and these may require additional appointments. If this is the case, it will be discussed with you at your appointment.
Generally, your examination will include:
- Visual History – A discussion of any sight problems you may have noted or currently wear spectacles for.
- Eye Health History – Any history of specific eye complaints, infections, surgery or injury. Your family’s eye health history is also important.
- General Health History – Medications, general health problems
- Visual Status Check – A measure of whether you are short sighted, long sighted, presbyopic or have astigmatism.
- Eye Health Assessment
- Pupillary/Eye Muscle Assessment
- Slit Lamp Examination – A specifically designed microscope is used to assess the external features of your eyes.
- Ophthalmoscopy – Usually conducted with the microscope in conjunction with additional lenses to allow us to see inside your eye to check your lens, vitreous, macula, optic nerve and retina. Depending on the individual, eyedrops will sometimes be used to allow us the most comprehensive assessment of your eyes.
- Intra Ocular Pressure
Depending on the outcome of the above tests we may recommend other tests in our practice, such as Visual Field Testing, or referral to a more specialised practitioner.At the end of your examination, we will discuss with you the results of all of the above testing, and any action that may be required.