Eye examinations usually take half an hour and routinely check for the following problems:
- Refractive error
- Binocular vision problems
- Anterior eye conditions
- 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:
To provide a thorough eye test, screening for all kinds of ocular disease, the practice has up-to-date equipment including:
- Retinal camera
- Non-contact tonometer
- Binocular indirect ophthalmoscope
Results from these tests are stored electronically and can be compared at a later date.