Your Eye Test Explained
The actual eye examination itself consists of four main parts and is conducted by one of our highly experienced optometrists.
The main parts of the eye examination include:
(a) The initial conversation and history taking:
Our optometrist will discuss in detail the reason for your visit as well as any ocular and systemic health problems. By taking a thorough history, our optometrist can establish any areas of concern and provide you with all the necessary help and advice you may require.
(b) The subjective refraction:
This is when your prescription is formulated. What ends up in your spectacles or contact lenses is a direct result of this part of the examination.
(c) The ocular examination:
The most important part of the examination bar none! William Shakespeare once said "the eyes are the windows to your soul....". How true this is. Many systemic disorders are regularly picked up at your eye examination.
(d) The summary:
At the end of the examination our optometrist will discuss their findings, along with any prescription requirements you may (or may not) have, and the different means of correction available to you. This is your opportunity to ask your optometrist any final questions you may have thought of during the examination and to ensure you leave the examination room feeling fully satisfied. The optometrist will hand you over to a member of our team in the privacy of the consulting room, passing on any relevant information and dispensing requirements. Should any additional tests be required, the optometrist will ensure a team member completes these before you leave.