Eye Examinations In Bishops Waltham
What's Involved In The Eye Examination?
Everyone's eyes are different so we tailor the eye examination to your individual circumstances.
Following an assessment of your previous history and discussion of your present situation and any symptoms, the eye examination will then usually include the following elements and tests to aid our professional assessment of your visual requirements.
- Retinoscopy; Refraction; Ophthalmoscopy;
- Digital Photography of the front and back of the eye
- Optical coherence tomography(OCT); Electronic Visual Fields; Intra-ocular Pressure
In addition to the regular tests we also offer a Dry Eye clinic which is proving very successful.
Saxby's is well equipped with state-of-the-art technology so we are able to assess accurately any changes since your last test and pick up emerging medical conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Many ocular conditions, such as glaucoma, do not give any symptoms until their later stages. Detection and referral to a hospital eye department at an early stage can help to prevent progression. Other common conditions, such as cataract and macular degeneration, can be monitored and managed appropriately.
Following your eye examination we will give you an explanation of your vision and ocular health and a copy of your spectacle prescription. We will recommend when you should attend for your next examination. Details are entered on our secure computer database and a reminder letter/email/text will be sent when your next examination becomes due.
If there is a problem, you may be referred to your doctor or the Hospital for further investigation. An experienced local consultant ophthalmologist is available in Bishops Waltham by appointment if necessary.