At a comprehensive eye exam your visual abilities are evaluated and appropriate eyewear, prescription sunglasses and/or contact lenses recommended. The exam will check for eye disease, eye indicators of poor general health and in some instances the potential for future eye disorders.
A comprehensive eye examination costs $20 out of pocket after the medicare payment. Patients who are under 12 years, pensioners and concession card holders are fully bulk-billed.
The tests carried out at an eye examination may be varied by the optometrist depending on the patient's age and symptoms. In general most of these tests are performed at an eye examination.
Visual acuity is a measure of how clear your vision is in each eye. Both distance and near vision are measured, using a letter, symbol or word chart.
Eye Focusing, Eye Teaming & Eye Movement
Assessment of accommodation, ocular motility and binocular vision determines how well the eyes work together. In order to obtain a clear, single image of what is being viewed, the eyes must change focus, move and work in unison. This testing looks for problems which may impede the focusing and teaming together of the eyes.
Refraction and Glasses Prescribing
Our optometrist will determine your glasses prescription, and provide advice about when to wear your glasses. We will also discuss what types of lens and coatings will best suit your lifestyle.
Determining suitability for Contact lenses
The majority of people are suitable for contact lenses, but our optometrist will check for dry eye and allergies which reduce contact lens comfort. The strength of your prescription can also affect which contact lenses are suitable for you.
Eye Health Evaluation
The pressure of the eye is measured to check for eye diseases including glaucoma and eye inflammation.
We also have the Latest Technology to provide a more in depth look at your eyes, for the earliest detection of eye disease.