WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR EYE EXAMINATION?
When you arrive at your eye exam, the first thing that will happen is that you will be asked some questions about your medical history as well as your vision.
After this, the exam will begin and this is likely to take around thirty minutes, however, nothing is rushed and the exam will be adapted and personalised to your needs.
Throughout the exam, you will have tests for your eye health which could include eye muscle movement tests, cover tests, external exam and pupil reactions, visual acuity tests, refraction testing, slit lamp or retinal examination.
ENHANCED EYE EXAMINATIONS WITH OCT
During your eye exam, you may also have a test called an OCT, or Optical Coherence Tomography.
This is a kind of imaging test that is non-invasive but allows the optometrist to see each of the layers in your retina. This is done using light waves to create cross-section images of your retina.
Using this, our Optometrist can work out the thickness and other details about the layers. From this exam, the optometrist will have the information they need to make a diagnosis. This can also be beneficial in terms of working out treatment plans for glaucoma and other retina diseases.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR EYE HEALTH
Our expert team can provide eye examinations to ensure your eyes are in good health. There are, however, a few ways you can keep your eyes healthy and your eyesight strong in between appointments. Firstly, try to keep up a healthy, balanced diet and avoid fluctuating in weight. Do your best to exercise regularly and avoid things like smoking as this could lead to problems.
As well as these lifestyle changes, you could also try wearing sunglasses or other eye protection, especially when it is particularly sunny. When working on projects or participating in sports, make sure to wear eye protection too. Aside from this, another way to protect your eyesight is by making sure to get regular eye exams.