Your Eye Test Explained
At Eye Care Excellence, we take your eye examination very seriously. That is why we allow at least 30 minutes for each examination. We have invested heavily in the latest equipment to ensure that every part of your eye examination is as thorough and accurate as possible. We offer Optomap digital retinal imaging, a technique which gives an ultra wide image of the retina. Optomap allows almost 80% of the retina to be examined, 5x more than standard retinal photography techniques.
Your eye examination consists of two main parts:
Part 1: The Pre-Test:
One of our team members will take you through to the pre-test area. Here you will undergo a series of preliminary examinations using our state of the art equipment. We will estimate your prescription and assess your visual fields in order to give the optometrist all the information they require to give you a thorough examination. We will offer Optomap imaging at this point. A member of our experienced team will also run through a few quick questions with you to ensure we fully understand your eye care needs.
Part 2: The Optometrist:
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 detailed prescription is formulated. A series of simple to understand techniques are used to establish your spectacle or contact lens prescription. Each refraction is tailored specifically to an individual meaning no eye test is ever the same
(c) The ocular examination:
The most important part of the examination bar none. Your eye examination may detect early signs of systemic health conditions including hypertension, diabetes, stroke or heart disease. At Eye Care Excellence our optometrists use their experience alongside advanced equipment to ensure preventative eyecare is at the heart of everything we do.
(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, 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.