We provide eye examinations, ocular health assessment, glaucoma screening, colour vision assessment

EYE EXAMINATION

An eye examination constitutes a series of tests that assess a person’s standard of vision, spectacle prescription, ocular and general health.

An eye examination is recommended for everyone either annually or 2-yearly depending on a person’s age and needs.

OCULAR HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Screening for (and diagnosis of) ocular infections, allergic manifestations (e.g. periodically red itchy eyes), glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy.

General Health Screening Tests
  • Glucose Test
  • Blood Pressure Test
  • Cholesterol Test

There are many general health conditions that typically manifest in the eye. This unique organ is the only part of the body that allows a direct view of the blood vessels, nerves and tissues. The first signs of high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, tumours, thyroid disease, sickle cell anaemia, multiple sclerosis etc. are often detected here.

VISUAL FIELDS

Definition

The total area in which objects can be seen in the peripheral vision while the eye is focused on a central object

Purpose 

  1. To diagnose diseases especially Glaucoma
  2. To evaluate neurological diseases
  3. Monitor progress

To evaluate the visual performance of a patient, we measure two retinal functions:

  • Foveal (central retina ) function
  • Contrast sensitivity- this is the ability to detect a stimulus (ex a light) against a darker or lighter background

Every eye has a natural “blind spot”- This is the point where the optic nerve enters the retina. There are no light receptors here. The visual fields of the right eye cross over to that of the left so we never actually notice the missing area in our vision.