Our routine eye examination will normally include;
- Your symptoms, if any.
- We’ll ask you about any eye treatment you have had previously as well as any including family history, your general health and current medications, your occupation and lifestyle.
- We’ll assess of your vision and binocular status, objective and subjective refraction
- Binocular vision assessment
- A slit lamp microscope examination of the anterior (front) segment of the eye
- A slit lamp microscope and Volk lens examination of the inside of your eye
- Measurement of intra-ocular pressure by Goldmann tonometry (hospital ‘gold standard’)
- A discussion of all available options available to you, and advice on what is likely to be most appropriate to your particular requirements
Some additional assessments might be recommended, for example;
- Colour vision assessment
- Visual field (peripheral vision) assessment
- Headset binocular indirect fundoscopy to view the peripheral retina (for example in suspect retinal detachment)
- Pupil dilation to facilitate better visualisation of the back of the eye
- Goniosopy – to assess the risk of closed angle glaucoma
- Retinal or anterior segment imaging to record findings pictorially
- Optical coherence tomography to assess in minute detail various eye structures to aid diagnosis, refine referrals to hospital, of to make objective assessments.
- Dry eye assessment