History and Lifestyle Evaluation
A discussion will take place to provide the optometrist with information concerning your health and lifestyle background. This will allow us to tailor our recommendations to suit your needs.
A measurement of the power of your glasses is taken to determine your current prescription strength.
The autorefractor reads how light passes through your eye in order to help determine your baseline prescription.
Visual Acuity Testing
This will measure your ability to see details at near and far distances. The tests usually involve reading letters or looking at symbols of different sizes on an eye chart. Your uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) is what you see without glasses or contact lenses while your best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) is what you see with visual aids such as glasses and contact lenses.
Your specialist optometrist will check how your current prescription compares to the focimetry readings and previous prescription details. This allows us to monitor the stability of your prescription and if your vision is changing.
Slit Lamp Exam
This test uses a microscope and a small beam of light to examine closely your corneas under high magnification. Your optometrist can also examine your conjunctiva, lids, iris and lens.
Here the specialist optometrist is assessing the health of your internal eye and in particular the retina. As a consequence of the drops used for the cycloplegic refraction an excellent peripheral view is achieved.
Ocular Muscle Assessment
A detailed review will be performed to assess the strength and flexibility of your eye muscles.
This is used to measure your eye pressure. It is a key indicator in diagnosing the eye condition glaucoma.