The Eye Examination


Symptoms & History

We will ask you about your vision at present and about any vision related problems in the past.

Your current and past health

Your current medication (please have this to hand)

We will ask you about any vision/eye problems in your family

Refraction

Letter ChartYour vision will be assessed with and without glasses in the distance and at near. If your have your current glasses, they will also be checked and you will know how much your eye power may have changed.

Eye Health Check

Your eyes will be examined using a hand held device. A dilated examination using eye drops maybe done. This allows your pupils to open up enough to get a really good/clear view of your retina. If drops are needed it will take about 6 hours for them to wear off. Commonly, there are no side effects. The Optometrist will take any precautions and take your consent before putting any drops in your eyes. Structure of eye

An image of your retina may be taken using a portable imaging device

 

Your eye pressure will be checked using a portable device ( this device is also used in many eye hospitals)

Advise

The Optometrist will advise you about your vision and how it may have changed, you eye health and how it may have changed and recommendations on the type of glasses you will benefits from. You may also be advised on lifestyle changes, diet and medication that may benefit your eye health and vision.

Glasses