Eye Care

Eye Examinations

We recommend that everyone should have their eyes examined by an optometrist every one or two years, whether you’re experiencing any vision difficulties or not. A thorough eye test helps detect changes in your vision, any underlying health issues as well as possible eye health problems that could crop up in the future.

A comprehensive eye examination takes about 45 minutes. If you feel you have very complex requirements for your eyes, let us know when you book your appointment so that we can allocate adequate time.

Our optometrists use the latest technology to ensure that we obtain the most accurate prescription for clear vision and are able to thoroughly examine the health of your eyes.

Some of the technology in our consulting room includes:

Ocular Coherence Tomographer (OCT)

The OCT is the most sophisticated retinal scanning technology. It is used to provide a 3D scan of the retina, optic nerve and macula and helps with early detection of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and macular oedema/swelling. We recommend an OCT scan for all patients with a family history of eye disease and also suggest baseline imaging for patients over 50 years of age.

Digital Retinal Imaging

Retinal imaging provides a 2D photograph of the back of the eye. This is extremely helpful for recording findings from your retinal examination, as well as picking up small details that may be more difficult to detect. We recommend that every patient has a Digital Retinal Image taken at their appointment as a baseline to ensure there are no subtle changes in the future.

Visual Field Testing

Computerised Perimetry (Visual Field Testing) maps out the central and peripheral vision in each eye to ensure there are no areas that are less sensitive. This is particularly important for patients with glaucoma signs, previous stroke history and neurological symptoms such as headaches.

Tonometry

Tonometry is the technique used to measure the pressure in one’s eye. This is critical to assess for glaucoma, as well as a patient’s response to topical steroid treatments. We have both, an Icare rebound tonometer and the gold standard Goldmann tonometer.

Autorefractor

This machinery allows us to measure the curvature of the eye to provide an objective measurement of your prescription. This can be helpful when there is reduced communication with the patient.

Pachymetry

Our Pachymeter measures the thickness of the cornea without touching the eye. This measurement is used when diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma.

Children’s Eye Examinations

80% of children’s learning comes via what they see so vision is vital to their development. It’s extremely important to detect any problems with a child’s eyes at an early stage to ensure smooth learning and comfortable, clear vision.

Often, children may not notice or understand that they’re having vision problems therefore every child should have their eyes tested before they commence kinder or primary school and then approximately once a year for any subtle issues that may cause problems with their vision.

Children’s Eye Examinations

80% of children’s learning comes via what they see so vision is vital to their development. It’s extremely important to detect any problems with a child’s eyes at an early stage to ensure smooth learning and comfortable, clear vision.

Often, children may not notice or understand that they’re having vision problems therefore every child should have their eyes tested before they commence kinder or primary school and then approximately once a year for any subtle issues that may cause problems with their vision.