Many changes to eye health take place gradually and often go unnoticed or without obvious symptoms. That’s why we recommend that the health of your eyes should be checked every two years. If you have certain medical conditions, a family history of eye problems or wear contact lenses, more frequent testing may be required.
Beyond eye disease, optometrists are able to detect eye problems caused by other general health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Comprehensive eye examinations usually take around 30 minutes and are bulk-billed under Medicare.
What happens during an Eye Examination?
We offer a comprehensive eye examination that assesses all parts of your vision and eye health. A full eye health examination includes:
- A thorough case history
- Internal eye examination
- External eye examination
- Refraction to test your vision and glasses/contact lens prescription
- Assessment of how well both your eyes work together
What if a vision problem is detected?
Depending on the outcome of the testing procedures your optometrist may require other specialised tests in our practice, recommend glasses or contact lenses, or prescribe medicated eye drops. If serious eye disease is detected your optometrist will provide a referral to an ophthalmologist. At the end of your examination, your optometrist will discuss with you the results of the testing, and any action that may be required.
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