The optometrist will perform a set of tests to assess your vision.
The optometrist will ask you few questions to better know you and understand the reasons that has led you to him.
This will give an insight on who you are so that he can better guide and advise you. He will want to know more about your job, what you do for fun, how do you live your life. All these information will influence his choice of treatment as well as the type of lens to prescribe.
The optometrist will then look at your visual acuity to measure the sharpness of your vision and ability to see fine details. Refraction tests will indicate how the eye bends light onto the retina. Short and long-sightedness and astigmatism are common eye problems resulting from refractive errors.
The optometrist will perform other tests using advanced measuring equipment to calculate a range of factors that are unique to each individual. These include head shape and size, the size of and distance between the pupils, visual habits and behaviour, and how the eyes move around. These parameters can then be taken into account to make sure lenses are a precise fit and provide the clearest possible vision.
Once your visual acuity is identified, the optometrist will offer you the solution best suited to your needs and budget.
We’re equipped with the most advanced diagnostic testing equipment to ensure that our patients are receiving the most thorough and complete eye exam possible.
Visual Fields Testing
A visual field test is a method of measuring an individual’s central and peripheral (side) vision. Visual field testing is most frequently used to detect any signs of glaucoma damage to the optic nerve. In addition, visual field tests are useful for detection of central or peripheral retinal disease, eyelid conditions such as ptosis or drooping of the eyelid, optic nerve disease, and diseases affecting thePerimeter.
Digital Retinal Photography
Digital retinal photography consists of a digital camera system that takes a photograph of your retina. Here is a summary of the benefits of Digital Retinal Photography:
A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease.
An overview or map of the retina, giving your eye doctor a more detailed view than he can achieve by other means.
The opportunity for you to view and discuss the images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your examination.
There is no need to wait for results, our digital camera gives us the images within seconds for review. By looking at digital photos from previous years, your doctor can look for changes over time and determine if more aggressive treatments are necessary
We recommend that all our patients receive this test. It is especially important for patients with a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, retinal diseases, flashes of light, floaters, headaches and those with a strong glass prescription.