Eye examinations can reveal much more than vision impairments. If you haven’t had an eye exam in the past 12-24 months, contact us to schedule an appointment.
Eye exams are used to evaluate the health of the eye and diagnose visual impairments and disease.
Each is comprised of a series of tests that analyse the functions of the eye. In addition to identifying
visual complications and eye disease, a comprehensive eye exam can also reveal conditions like high
blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.
A comprehensive eye exam will consist of :
- Visual acuity testing to measure the clarity of your sight at distance and near
- Refractive evaluation to diagnose refractive errors (the need for glasses/contact lenses)
- Visual field testing to measure your peripheral vision
- Eye muscle testing to identify weak eye movements
- Glaucoma testing to measure intraocular fluid pressure
- External exam to evaluate the health of the cornea, iris, lens and surrounding tissues
- Examination of the back of your eye, retina, and underlying blood vessels
Frequently asked questions
I’m healthy and can see clearly. Do I need an eye exam?
Yes. Eye exams can reveal much more than vision impairments. If you haven’t had an eye exam in the past 12-24 months, contact us to schedule an appointment. We will be absolutely delighted to give you the all-clear.
What should I expect during my eye examination?
An uncomplicated eye exam will take approximately half an hour and will include a series of tests using advanced optometric instrumentation. You will also be asked about your medical history and any visual complications you may be experiencing.
What should I expect following my appointment?
If you are given a clean bill of health with no vision impairments, you can plan to visit us annually. If you are found to have refractive errors we will discuss various prescription options with you like spectacles or contact lenses. In cases where disease is present, you will be referred to an ophthalmologist for assessment.