The following is a summary of what you will experience when you have an eye test.
Firstly your Eyelines optometrist will have an initial discussion with you regarding your general vision and visual requirements. There will also be questions about your general health and any previous eye trouble you may have had. As some eye problems may be wholly or partly inherited, they may ask you about your parents and siblings eyes, or other family members with eye problems. Your optometrist will assess your day-to-day vision by asking you to read various charts at various distances. They may repeat this with you wearing your current glasses (if you have any) after carefully measuring your current lens parameters.
Your optometrist will determine the lens prescription that gives you the clearest, most comfortable vision possible as well as measuring your vision and how your eyes focus and work together. You may need more than one prescription for different visual tasks such as reading and distance.
An eye test is also a vital health check for both eye disease and also some general health conditions. Your optometrist will examine your eyes to ensure that your eyes are healthy, inside and out. Some preliminary measurements may be performed if needed with state of the art equipment operated by your Eyelines trained staff member.
Sometimes your Eyelines optometrist will determine that some additional tests are required. Such tests would include:
- Putting drops in your eyes to enlarge the pupil allowing a better view of inside the eye
- Taking photographs of features at the back of the eye
- Measuring your field of vision
- Binocular vision training
- Some of this testing may need to be carried out at a separate consultation.
At the end of the consultation, the optometrist will discuss:
- All their findings with you and what they mean to you and your day to day vision
- Various eyewear options like glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses that may be suitable for you.
- After that discussion the optometrist will make a recommendation tailored to your personal needs.
If necessary the optometrist can refer you to an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) for further tests and assessment.