What happens in a 360 degrees eye examination at Glory Eyecare Optometrists?
EYE TEST INFORMATION
Eye health before glasses. This is our philosophy at Glory Eyecare Optometrists and will always be our approach to your eye care consultation.
Your Eye Care Journey
All our eye examination procedures are performed by our highly qualified and experienced optometrist. Our tests are tailored specifically to your individual vision and eye care needs.
1. Arrival for appointment
We confirm your details including Medicare card number and any private health insurance.
If you have existing glasses we measure and analyse them for comparison.
We ask questions to determine the purpose of your visit, understand your needs and any particular concerns you may have about your eyes and vision.
2. Preliminary eye assessment
Your eye examination begins with some preliminary assessments which may include:
Computerised eye focusing and eye shape measurements without relying on your responses.
Unaided and aided far and near eyesight measurements.
Checking for eye turns & eye teaming.
3. Detailed eye assessment
We thoroughly test your vision and visual functions. These tests may include:
Testing for short-sight, long-sight, astigmatism and best eyesight.
Testing your far-distance and close-up vision.
Measurements of your focusing.
Checking your eye movements & eye co-ordination.
Checking if you require an optical prescription to see clearly.
Fine-tuning to maximise the comfort of your vision for all distance.
Comparing this result to your current eyewear.
Checking gross peripheral (side) vision loss.
Checking your colour vision.
Detailed internal & external health examination of your eyes to look for signs of:
Cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes & other eye conditions.
Measuring your eye pressures with a gentle air puff to test for glaucoma.
4. Explanation & recommendations
We spend time explaining the eye examination findings to you so you can better understand any changes that may have occurred in your eyes and why.
Based on the results we make recommendations specific for your visual, lifestyle and eye health needs.
These recommendations may be in the form of vision correction (glasses and/or contact lenses), eye exercises, additional eye assessments, specific eye treatments, referral to an eye specialist or a follow-up review.
5. Additional eye assessments
We will advise you if further assessments are required. These additional tests may include:
2 Dimensional HD digital retinal imaging and analysis of the back of your eyes to check and record your eye health.
3 Dimensional UHD digital retinal scans to investigate, analysis and record the back of your eyes.
In-depth eye coordination assessment to maximise the vision and comfort for glasses.
Visual field testing to check your peripheral (side) vision in detail.
Dilated eye examination to thoroughly check the outer edges of your retina.
Cycloplegic examination to completely relax their eyes' focusing.
Applanation tonometry to confirm the eye pressure.
General contact lens assessment & fitting We have a full range of contact lenses available, including single vision, bifocals and multifocals lenses, astigmatism lenses, daily, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, 6-monthly and yearly disposables and conventional lenses, coloured lenses.
Digital Imaging and photography of the front of your eyes to check and record your eye health, e.g. Meibography.
Central corneal thickness measurements to assess the risk of glaucoma.
Corneal topography to precisely measure the shape and contours of your eye surface.
Ocular biometry to measure the length of the eyeball, to monitor eye growth, especially in children with myopia.
Specialty Contact lens assessment & fitting for specialty rigid gas permeable (RGP), scleral lenses for keratoconus and irregular corneas and
Orthokeratology assessment & fitting for Ortho-K sleep lenses.
Advanced dry eye and eye lid assessment for in-depth dry eye diagnosis for advice and management plan.
Advanced myopia assessment for in-depth diagnosis for comprehensive myopia control advice for management plan.
While we endeavour to complete additional tests on the same day where possible, at times we will need to schedule another visit.
As a dilated eye examination can cause temporarily blurred vision and glare, we recommend no driving for at least 2-3 hours after the consultation. A cycloplegic examination can blur their vision for about 24 hours.
6. Frame & lens selection and fitting
If new glasses are recommended we can expertly help you with choosing your new eyewear frames and recommending the best lens types, materials and options for your needs.
Our optometrist will verify your frame fitting, make adjustments and take precise measurements and calculations prior to ordering to ensure you have enjoy the best vision and comfort with your new spectacles.
We can also arrange the fitting of new lenses into your own eyewear frame.
All glasses will be thoroughly checked to ensure the lenses are perfectly made accordingly by the lens laboratory in Australian Standards.
On delivery, our optometrist will adjust the new glasses to ensure the best vision and comfortable achieved. Instructions on uses, care, precautions