Eye Tests

How long is it since your last eye test?

It is important to check your eyes regularly.  Whether or not you need glasses, the health of the eyes should be checked every two years. If you have a family history of eye problems or wear contact lenses more frequent testing may be required. As well as eye disease, optometrists are also able to detect problems caused in the eye by other general health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure. 

Eye examinations usually take half an hour and routinely check for the following problems:

  • Refractive error
  • Binocular vision problems
  • Anterior eye conditions
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Age related macular degeneration

If any serious eye disease is detected during the course of testing the optometrist will provide a referral to an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) for further investigation and treatment. For minor eye infections and inflammation a prescription for a topical therapeutic agent may be supplied by the optometrist. The optometrist will fully explain any problems they detect and is available to answer any questions you might think of at the time, or later.

At Fitzgerald Optometry we have significant experience in the following specialised kinds of testing:

  • Contact lenses
  • Children’s vision
  • Orthokeratology

To provide a thorough eye test, screening for all kinds of ocular disease, the practice has up-to-date equipment including:

  • Retinal camera
  • Topographer
  • Non-contact tonometer
  • Binocular indirect ophthalmoscope

Results from these tests are stored electronically and can be compared at a later date.

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