Complete adult eye tests involve more than a basic eye test for glasses. As we grow older, various eye conditions will begin to affect our sight. Early diagnosis and treatment will help to prolong vision and avoid loss of sight.
- Our complete eye test 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.
Why? To help you enjoy a lifetime of healthy eyesight and comfortable vision. We won’t compromise your eye health and vision with a basic eye test, and we believe neither should you.
A complete adult eye test
How long is an eye test? That’s how you can easily determine the difference between eye tests.
Our general eye checkups are 40 minutes. By comparison, anything less than 15 minutes is considered brief. Under half an hour is a rush to complete all the up-to-date, modern tests.
Automated eye tests are becoming more commonplace and are often used to try and speed up an eye test. We also use a high standard automated prescription machine but it’s not to replace the experience, expertise and personal touch of the Optometrist. Machine vision tests are just not that accurate yet!
Our complete adult eye tests will cover the following points:
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. Adult 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, such as Optical Coherence Tomography. Your eyes will be checked for signs of eye disease such as UV damage and other general health conditions. The Optometrist will check for glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal lesions amongst other 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, it can be a symptom of an underlying health condition and is part of adult eye tests, not just children’s eye tests.
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. Rather than prescribing old lens designs, we embrace the latest, tailored lens technology because one design doesn’t fit all. So you can expect the best vision possible. Moreover, the lenses you will be looking through must be well positioned by the frame. So we’ll discuss the best frame 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
Therapeutic endorsement means the Optometrist can prescribe medications to treat eye conditions. Consequently, you will only be referred for more serious conditions. For example, those that require specialised medical or surgical treatment by an Ophthalmologist.
10. Total solution and eyecare plan
Finally, we will combine all the elements of our adult 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.
Bookings for adult eye tests can be made by clicking on “make an appointment” at the top of this page.