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REGULAREYE EXAMINATIONS

Regular eye examinations are important
for clear vision. They can also be a health check
to find indications of other medical conditions too.

YOUR EYE EXAMINATION

A regular examination generally takes around half an hour, and checks many different elements of your vision.

Your optiometrist will look at your visual acuity to measure the sharpness of your vision and ability to see fine details. Testing refraction how the eye bends light onto the retina. Short and long-sightedness and astigmatism are common eye problems resulting from refractive errors. Your field of vision will also be checked to measure the extent of the area you can see. This is checked by testing the sight in each eye separately, while covering the other eye.

The examination will also check the health and function of the eyelid, pupil, retina, sclera, conjunctiva, iris, lens and cornea of each eye. Muscle functions will be tested to check how well the muscles surrounding the eyes are working. Problems with muscle function can lead to conditions such as strabismus. Lastly, fluid pressure – if fluid is not draining away from the eyes properly, pressure will build up. Excessive pressure on the eye can result in glaucoma.


DETAILED EYE TESTS

Advanced measuring equipment can be used to calculate a range of factors that are unique to each individual. These include head shape and size, the size of and distance between the pupils, visual habits and behaviour, and how the eyes move around. These parameters can then be taken into account to make sure lenses are a precise fit and provide the clearest possible vision.

EYE TESTS

Regular eye examinations at your optometrist are the best way to ensure healthy vision

A simple check-up is straightforward and painless.

Your optometrist will perform a number of tests to assess your vision at all distances and for conditions such as, colour vision deficiency.

  • distant vision test
  • far vision test
  • near vision test
  • Astigmatism test
  • Blindness test

EYE TESTS

Regular eye examinations at your optometrist are the best way to ensure healthy vision

A simple check-up is straightforward and painless.

Your optometrist will perform a number of tests to assess your vision at all distances and for conditions such as, colour vision deficiency.

DID YOU KNOW?
TESTING FOR MYOPIA

How to check for short-sightedness

You can check whether you're short-sighted by trying to read a car number plate from around 20 feet. If the numbers and letters are blurry, you're probably short-sighted and need glasses.

An optician will use a range of tests to check your distance vision. A common test involves covering one eye and assessing the darkness of circles in red and green squares.

 

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EYE TEST

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