Your eye examination will include a thorough assessment of both your vision and eye health. Our aim is to provide comfortable and quality vision through the dispensing of our spectacles and contact lens fitting. As primary eye care practitioners, our optometrists are committed to providing quality eye health checks. All of our patients are routinely screened for eye diseases, the most common include pterygium, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
Spectacles and Sunglasses
We have a range of frames including sunglasses frames to suit a variety of tastes including children’s and sporting frames (e.g. for cycling). Our experienced staff can assist you to ensure you achieve the right frame for the best comfort and visual outcome.
Contact lenses provide an alternate way of correcting your vision, without the need for wearing spectacles. They are particularly beneficial for sporting and recreational activities where spectacles are sometimes a hindrance (e.g. sliding down your face, fogging up). To some, they are also a more cosmetically appealing way of achieving clear vision for either daily wear or for “that special occaision”. With recent advances in technology, there are now options for single vision and multifocal contact lenses. There are daily disposable, fortnightly and monthly disposable modalities available. If you are unsure, your optometrist can advise you which contact lenses will suit you best.
We have a range of safety spectacles available to meet commercial health and safety criteria. They can be sold as is, or with your spectacle prescription built-in.
Anterior Eye Imaging
Photographing the anterior structures of the eye including the eyelids, eyelashes, cornea, sclera and iris is a useful tool for monitoring conditions affecting the ocular surface (e.g. pterygiums, dry eye and freckles).
Retinal imaging is an essential tool for monitoring eye health, by capturing a photograph of the optic nerve, macular and retinal arteries and veins which can be used for future comparisons. This is conducted routinely in all of our eye examinations at no extra charge.
Intraocular Pressure Measurement
Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the fluid pressure inside the eye, which is an important aspect in the evaluation of a patient’s risk of developing glaucoma, or risk of progression, if already diagnosed with the disease. At our practice, we use an applanation tonometry method to measure IOP, which is regarded as the “gold standard” method.
Visual Field Testing
Certain conditions of the eyes or brain can affect your peripheral vision without or long before your central vision is affected. Computerised perimetry is a method of measuring the sensitivity of your field of vision, a significant tool in both diagnoses and monitoring of many eye diseases including glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An imaging technique that uses light waves to capture high resolution cross-section and three dimensional images of the retina and optic nerve – it may be likened to an x-ray of your eye. This imaging is essential in the diagnoses/monitoring of glaucoma and macular degeneration and has become a standard piece of equipment in most ophthalmology practices.
A pachymeter is an instrument used to measure the thickness of the cornea (the clear dome that covers the coloured iris of the eye). This measurement is used to adjust an intraocular pressure reading accordingly for accuracy in glaucoma assessment. It is also a useful tool for diagnosing and monitoring corneal disease.
An imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea. This information is important for contact lens fitting and also diagnosing/monitoring corneal conditions including Keratoconus and pterygiums.
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