Ensuring that you can see as well as possible is only half of the eye examination process. We also carry out a through check of the health of your eyes and your visual system. This includes examination of the front or anterior segment of the eye as well as the retina, or 'the back of the eye.'
We routinely check for glaucoma by measuring the intra-ocular pressure of the eyes in everyone we see who are in their mid 30's or above. We will also check it at a younger age if indicated, such as if there is a family history of glaucoma.
In addition, for a number of years we have dilated the pupils in many of our patients as they start getting a little older. This enables a better view of the retina which we are then able to assessment more accurately.
We increasingly utilise newer technology in the assessment of the visual field, corneal thickness, corneal topography, retinal photography and anterior segment photography. The information gleaned from these supplementary tests gives us more detailed information and thus puts us in a better position to again be able to fully assess the health of your eyes and monitor your eye more accurately for any changes that may develop over time.
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If you ever notice any sudden change or loss of vision, please contact us urgently.