Frequently Asked Questions
How long does an eye examination take?
It should take about 20-30 minutes.
What should I expect during the eye examination?
A health history will be taken. It is important to provide all information, regardless of how insignificant you might think it is.
Do not hesitate to ask questions if you are unsure about anything concerning your eye health.
What is tested in an eye examination?
- Eye health
- Clearness of vision (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism)
- Colour vision
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Focusing ability (Presbyopia)
- Eye muscle control
- Lazy eye (Amblyopia)
- Macular degeneration
- Suitability for refractive laser surgery and other areas as appropriate for each individual
After the examination, we will explain the details of your eye examination results and recommendations regarding any preventive or remedial care if necessary.
How should I prepare for my eye examination?
Be ready to tell the examining optometrist of any existing or new symptoms or problems. If you have glasses, bring current pair with you.
What should I do if I am going to be late for my appointment?
Please let us know if you are running late. We will do our best to accommodate you, however if there is insufficient time for your appointment, we may need to reschedule.
I got something in my eye. What should I do?
It is always useful to know what and how something got into the eye. For example it could be dust, metal or chemicals etc.
Do not rub the eye. Rinse the eye with clean water to flush out the foreign body. If it doesn't settle, contact your optometrist.
If it is a chemical, immediately flush the eye with plenty of water continuously and contact your optometrist/ doctor.
If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us.