Comprehensive Eye Exams
Do you ever go to an eye test and get confused when the optometrist asks, “1 or 2” or “red or green”? The options may all look very similar and cause you to doubt whether you said the right thing. Our team of professional optometrists understand that there are many factors that can cause your eyes to blur during an eye exam, such as when you are concentrating hard, not blinking, or have a common case of dry eyes. We work with you to ensure that you are confident that your eyes have been thoroughly assessed so that we can tailor a custom solution to suit your needs and preferences.
Conditions that we can detect and help you manage include:
- short-sightedness (myopia or near-sightedness) – difficulty focusing on objects that are in the distance
- long-sightedness (hyperopia) – difficulty focusing on objects that are close
- astigmatism – blurred or distorted vision at all distances
- macular degeneration – loss of vision in the centre of your field of view
- glaucoma – increased pressure in the eye that can cause loss of vision
- retinal detachment – the back layer of the eye (retina) separates from the layer of blood vessels
- cataracts – clouding of the lens of the eye
- dry eyes – when tears aren’t able to provide adequate moisture
- red eyes – red, itchy, watery and gritty eyes.
Why do I need a comprehensive eye exam?
Early detection of changes to your eyes is crucial, as some diseases (such as glaucoma) show no symptoms and the only way to detect these diseases is through a comprehensive eye exam. In addition, the risk of developing eye diseases increases as we age. If you are aged 40+, we recommend comprehensive eye exams at least once a year so that we can assess your risk factors for developing eye diseases.
What does a comprehensive eye exam involve?
Comprehensive Eye Exams take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour at Brazionis Eyecare. During the eye exam, we:
- Look at your genetic history to determine concerns and risk factors.
- Assess the suitability of any glasses or contact lenses that you currently use.
- Assess your eye health for conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts using state-of-the-art and specialised equipment.
- Assess your eye coordination and manage focusing problems that can create eye strain or fatigue.
- Perform diagnostic retinal photography and anterior photography to test for diabetes, blood vessel integrity, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other diseases.
- Determine what eye wear is necessary and prescribe glasses, contacts or Ortho K to help you with your vision.
How often should I get an eye exam?
Eye exams are recommended every two years. Getting your eyes checked is vital not only for determining the right treatment to manage existing eye diseases, but also for catching diseases early before they progress and worsen over time. There are various elements and factors that can affect the health of your eyes and the quality of your eyesight. Ensuring you maintain regular check ups and exams is paramount to maintaining strong and ongoing eye health, and ensuring your treatment is modified as necessary.
Don’t leave the health of your eyes to chance, contact us today to make an appointment with one of our experienced specialists – (03) 9397 5895 or make an appointment online.
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