EYE TESTS /// WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Have experienced a sudden change in your vision or suffered an injury to your eye?
Please see our section on Situations that Require Prompt Attention
GENERAL EYE EXAMINATION
Using the latest technology, Adam can detect signs of underlying health issues inside your eyes such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, along with eye conditions in the early stages before you even notices any signs or symptoms. This is why it is important to have regular eye examinations. Regular examinations lead to a much greater chance of detecting a problem in its infancy when it can be more easily and effectively managed.
What’s involved in an eye examination with Adam?
- A detailed eye health history is taken
- Assessment of your functional eye movements
- Assessment of your distance and near vision
- Determination of your prescription(s)
- External and internal examination of your eyes to screen for eye conditions – click for more information on Common Eye Conditions
- Digital Retinal Photography
- Optical Coherence Tomography
- Measurement of the pressure of your eyes
- Discussion with you of all health findings
- Discussion of applicable treatment options
- Explanation of the range/specific options available to you with regards to your visual needs &/or requirements (such as contact lenses, spectacles and sunglasses)
- Advice and discussion on any further testing required (if applicable)
- Recommendation on when to return for your next examination
Regular eye examinations are important
Below is a general guide for how frequently you should have your eyes checked.
|Age||Frequency of Eye Examination|
|6 Months||1 examination around this age|
|2 Years||1 examination around this age|
|4 – 5 Years||1 examination before commencing Primary School|
|6 – 20 Years||Annually|
|21 – 60 Years||Every two years|
This is a guide only. If you have an eye condition you will need to see an optometrist more frequently, such as contact lens wearers. If you notice any changes in your vision or in the appearance of your eyes, it’s important that you are examined by a health professional.
DONT WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE
A routine review of your vision and eye health is recommended at least every 2 years. Many eye conditions and eye diseases progress without symptoms &/or signs until irreversible damage is done. Regular eye testing is extremely important for early detection & management of potential sight-threatening conditions.