Your Eye Examination

DSCF1083Our 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

DSCF1055Some 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