Our complete eye tests will provide you with a more comprehensive level of eye health care. We do more than just a basic eyesight test or vision check. Our appointments are longer, so our Optometrists have more time with you to deliver an extensive eye exam.
An eye test for kids is recommended before their first birthday. Children should then have a regular comprehensive eye examination every two years, throughout their education and schooling.
Regular eye tests are important for the health of your eyes and to ensure long term healthy vision. Many eye conditions are difficult to recognise and may go un-noticed without a complete eye test.
Most eye conditions can be managed and treated to avoid long term vision loss. Our Optometrists are qualified and equipped with the latest technology to diagnose, manage and treat eye conditions.
1. Understanding you
The first step in our eye test is understanding you. For that reason, we’ll discuss your general health, eye health, vision needs and lifestyle to deliver a holistic, personalised eye and vision care solution.
2. Eye health checks
Our Optometrist will examine the internal and external health of your eyes. This is done through a series of procedures using world class eye testing technology. Your eyes will be checked for signs of eye disease and other general health conditions.
3. Testing eye focusing
The sharpness of your vision will be tested at multiple distances. We do this using up to three different techniques. Consequently we will accurately identify your need for any changes in prescription eyewear. The Optometrist will translate the results into your eyewear prescription.
4. Eye coordination tests
We’ll test how well your eyes work together as a team. Misalignment can be responsible for double vision, fatigue and headaches. Furthermore, in children, this can lead to problems learning.
5. Eye protection
The safety of your eyes is important. Consequently, we’ll discuss your workplace and leisure activities. We will recommend protective eyewear such as UV and glare protection and also certified impact resistant eyewear where necessary.
6. Lens advice
Lenses are not all created equal. We embrace the latest, tailored lens technology which provides for the best vision possible. So we’ll discuss the best lens solution specific to your anatomy, work, sporting activities and hobbies.
7. Contact lens suitability
We will provide preliminary advice on your suitability for contact lenses. Therefore you can consider including them as part of a flexible eyewear solution.
8. Health and lifestyle
The Optometrist will provide appropriate advice regarding your general health and lifestyle. The impact of diet and lifestyle choices on your eye health and vision is vital to maintaining lifelong vision. So we will discuss this with you.
9. Eye medications
Our Optometrist can prescribe medications to treat eye conditions. Consequently, you will only be referred for more serious conditions. For example, if you have an eye infection, we can treat that without the need to refer you back to your doctor.
10. Total solution and eyecare plan
Finally, we will combine all the elements of our complete eye test. Hence, you’ll receive a personalised eyecare recommendation and also a future eyecare plan. Furthermore, we’ll take the time to suggest alternatives. We’ll provide you with the facts to make an informed decision.
A Complete Eye Test
Our general eye examinations are 40 minutes. By comparison, many Optometrists try to provide an eye test in less than 20 minutes. An eye examination should not be rushed. Shorter consultations simply cannot cover the same level of detail.
Automated eye tests are also becoming more commonplace and are often used to try and speed up an eye test. However, without a detailed examination of the results by an experienced Optometrist, a machine isn’t much good.
While there are a range of standard components to every eye test, we’ll adapt to your needs and discuss your particular circumstances as we go along.