Vision Testing Services
General eye examination
A standard eye examination with our optometrists includes a comprehensive range of testing designed to provide optimal vision and to ensure that your eyes are in good health.
Contact lenses are a suitable option for those who want to be glasses-free. For those who want to try contact lenses for the first time, several consultations are needed with the optometrist to ensure that you are confident to wear them. For those who wear glasses most of the time and live active lifestyles, we encourage you to try contact lenses. For those who wear multifocal glasses, we also do multifocal contact lenses.
We provide full eye examinations for children as young as 4 years old. We recommend that your child’s eyes are tested before starting school to make sure that their eyes are developing normally and afterwards, every two years for routine checks.
When an eye condition is correctable with glasses, we can provide a pair of glasses through the ACE Foundation. (CRANBOURNE ONLY)
Binocular vision testing
Binocular vision dysfunction can include a misalignment of the eyes and be associated with a large variety of symptoms. Symptoms can include blurred vision and double vision, and more subtle symptoms can include loss of concentration, skipping words or lines when reading, tiredness when reading or driving.
Binocular vision dysfunction can impact one’s ability to read, perform at work or learn at school. It is recommended that you speak to our optometrists if you experience any of this. Our optometrists are trained to administer evidence-based vision exercises to treat such conditions and can prescribe glasses with prism correction to correct double vision.
Diabetic eye tests
Diabetes can lead to changes in the structure of the blood vessels which cause them to leak blood. When this occurs in the eyes, it is called diabetic retinopathy, and if undetected it can lead to permanent vision decline. We recommend annual diabetic eye checks to screen for diabetic retinopathy.
Myopia (or short sightedness) is a condition that affects your ability to see things clearly at a distance. It is correctable with either spectacles or contact lenses, however this does not necessarily stop myopia from getting worse. Myopia progression tends to slow down in the early to mid-twenties.
It is important to slow down the progression of myopia, because when myopia progresses to a high degree, this greatly increases the risk for developing eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. Our optometrists are competent in myopia control techniques to slow down the progression of myopia.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes degeneration of the retinal nerves, which leads to peripheral vision loss. We recommend advanced glaucoma screenings to anyone over the age of 50 or anyone with a family history of the disease.
One of the tests includes optical coherence tomography which uses rays of light (no radiation) to take up to 50,000 scans per second to measure the retinal nerve fibers. Our optometrists can detect the earliest signs of glaucoma and initiate a treatment plan to slow down any peripheral vision decline.
Macular degeneration is a disease which leads to deterioration of the macula, the part of the eye that is responsible for obtaining clear central vision. Macular degeneration makes daily tasks such as reading and watching TV more difficult. It also leads to difficulties recognising someone’s face.
With advanced macular scans using optical coherence tomography, our optometrists can screen for the earliest signs of macular degeneration which would otherwise be impossible to detect with standard retinal photography.
Dry eyes can affect any individual and can be caused by many factors. One type of dry eye is aqueous deficient dry eye, which is from a lack of tears produced by the lacrimal gland. The other type of dry eye is evaporative dry eye, in which the oil glands of the eyelids do not express enough oil or express oils of poor quality.
Most of the time, advanced dry eye is a mixture of both types and is often treated with dry eye drops. However, our optometrists are proficient in procedures to treat advanced forms of dry eye. Such procedures include meibomian gland expression, eyelid debridement, punctal plugs and more.
Foreign body removals
Foreign bodies such as a speck of metal, wood or dust can sometimes get stuck in the cornea (front surface of the eye) or under the eyelids. These can be impossible to remove without professional help. Our optometrists are competent in removing most foreign bodies and can book you in on the spot to have them assessed and removed.
It is important for migraine sufferers to routinely have their eyes examined. Several vision related migraine triggers exist, and it is important to have these managed to reduce the occurrence of migraines.