Eyesight is our most precious sense so you need to have your eyes examined regularly. If you have not had them checked by an optometrist recently you may not be aware of all the tests involved in a comprehensive eye test.
We do more than check to see if your glasses or contact lenses are correct. We also:
Get a full history including any problems with your eyes and eyesight, previous eye injuries or operations, your medical history and any eye diseases in your family.
Conduct a thorough examination of the health of your eyes. Optometrists are trained to detect eye disease and use specialised equipment to check for conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.
Use digital photography to monitor eye conditions over time.
Check your eyesight and determine the most appropriate prescription for you.
Measure the pressure inside your eyes to check for glaucoma, which is a painless condition where the pressure in the eye is too high.
Assess Visual Fields. This involves the use of a highly sensitive machine to accurately monitor peripheral or side vision and detect glaucoma and neurological problems.