An eye examination is an important part of looking after your eyes, but it’s more than a simple test of your sight. Your optometrist is able to check out other general health issues during an eye examination and give advice. An eye examination should be part of everyone’s normal health routine.
Most people who need to wear glasses can wear contact lenses. There are two main types of contact lenses:
Your eyes will be examined both outside and inside. This will allow the optometrist to assess the health of your eyes and may identify any other underlying medical problems.
Your personal consultation to establish if you are suitable for treatment. You will receive a thorough eye examination to ensure the health of your eyes and a second eye test to verify your prescription. We will discuss your general health, lifestyle and personal expectations for good vision. You will be advised of the risks, alternatives and have the opportunity to ask any questions.
Surgical aftercare consultations would usually require you to come back for check ups. This is to ensure that your treatment achieves the best possible results.
When you have your prescription made up, you will be given help in choosing glasses or contact lenses. If you choose contact lenses you will be given advice on the various types of lenses available, how to fit them, and how to look after and clean them.
Did you know that about 80% of blindness and irreversible vision loss is caused by back-of-the-eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Age-related macular Degeneration? The good news is that regular eye exams and early detection of these diseases can prevent irreversible vision loss. Not all eye diseases are age-related so it is recommended to start monitoring the health of your eyes early in life. Redbourn Eyecare now offers a complete Eye Wellness evaluation with the REVO OCT.