Adult Eye Care
For a thoroughly comprehensive eye test & detailed assessment of your overall eye health please contact us to book an appointment, you will be amazed at what can be seen.
For adults it is recommend that you have an eye test every 2 years to make sure your eyes stay healthy however there are some conditions that require more frequent visits than this. If you notice any changes sooner than your normal visit then please just contact us.
A range of checks will be performed to look at various aspects of your eyes from checking to see if you need to start wearing glasses or to change your glasses prescription to a full check of the health of your eyes and we will look out for signs which indicate your general health and whether you are at risk of conditions such as diabetes or glaucoma.
What Happens During the Eye Test?
It is started by asking questions such as:
Have you noticed any changes to your eyes or your vision lately?
Have you been generally healthy or are you taking any medications?
Your vision will be checked in your current glasses and some checks will be performed to see if any improvements can be made. This is the part when you are looking at the Snellen or letter chart.
The slit lamp is used to check the surface of your eye – the cornea and the iris, pupil and crystalline lens which is where any signs of cataract developing may be observed. The inside layer of the back of your eye – your retina is checked for any anomalies or changes. This is done by using a variety of equipment options such as the handheld ophthalmoscope or a picture may be taken with the handheld fundus camera or the advanced options of OCT and Optos may be utilised.
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How often should I have an eye exam?It is recommended to have a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors, and overall eye health. Your eye care professional can determine the ideal frequency for your specific needs.
What are the common signs and symptoms of eye problems in adults?Common signs and symptoms of eye problems in adults include blurred vision, difficulty seeing at night, eye strain or fatigue, redness, itching or dryness, eye pain or discomfort, floaters or flashes of light, and frequent headaches.
Can digital screens and prolonged computer use harm my eyes?Extended periods of staring at digital screens can cause digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome. It can lead to symptoms like dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and neck or shoulder pain. Following the 20-20-20 rule (taking a 20-second break every 20 minutes to look at something 20 feet away) can help alleviate these symptoms.
How can I prevent or manage dry eyes?To prevent or manage dry eyes, use lubricating eye drops, avoid dry environments or excessive airflow, take regular breaks during prolonged screen time, and consider using a humidifier in your home or office. It's also important to stay hydrated and avoid rubbing your eyes.
How do I take care of contact lenses?Proper care and maintenance of contact lenses are crucial to prevent eye infections and ensure clear vision. It typically involves cleaning and disinfecting the lenses, storing them correctly, and adhering to a recommended replacement schedule. Follow the instructions provided by your eye care professional and the lens manufacturer.
How is Ultra Wield Field Imaging different from an OCT Scan?Ultra Wield Field Imaging is a wide-field retinal imaging technology that captures high-resolution, panoramic images of the retina. Unlike an OCT Scan, which provides cross-sectional images, Ultra Wield Field Imaging captures a wide-angle view of the retina, including the peripheral areas. This imaging can help detect retinal abnormalities, peripheral lesions, and vascular disorders.