At Optimeyes Optometry, we offer comprehensive exams that cover all aspects of your vision and eye health. Every age group requires regular reviews to ensure that their visual function is efficient that their visual system has the necessary stamina and flexibility to support their visual needs. With the demands on near visual tasks greater than ever it is important to have your visual function reviewed. This applies to school-aged children, university students, and all adults. In addition to this, the health of your eyes should not be forgotten.
Vision develops from birth, and is directly related to the development of the child. Sometimes factors interfere, which may result in changes to vision which may affect the child’s development and learning. Tracking, eye teaming and focusing and visual processing are all important factors to consider not just clarity of sight. Regular examinations at Optimeyes Optometry are recommended to ensure that the child’s vision is working well. We used age-appropriate techniques to assess vision in different age groups – babies, toddlers, and young children. We recommend assessments at 6 months of age, 3 years old, prior to starting school, and then every 1-2 years based on need there-after. If you suspect the possibility of any visual difficulties, including an eye-turn, immediate assessment is required, regardless of the recommended ages for examination.
As we mature we are less able to focus well at near, and need the support of glasses to assist with our vision. Support lenses may also be necessary if you spend many hours doing close work. We start with questions regarding your daily life and any symptoms you may be experiencing at home or at work. As we mature we are less able to focus well at near, and need the support of glasses to assist with our vision. Support lenses may also be necessary if you spend many hours doing close work. At your assessment, we will review all your visual needs and concerns. We also make a record of your vision, medications, and overall health. Part of the assessment will include the ocular health assessment This may require dilating your pupils. We also assess and record your eye health using an OCT- Optical Coherence topographer, Fundus photography, pressure with tonometry, and may at times also do a visual field or measure the corneal structure. Conditions such as Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration can be managed well if any changes in eye health are detected early. Regular assessments are important to ensure that your eye health is optimal. Even once you have had cataract surgery, Clear lens extraction or LASIK surgery, you still need to maintain regular check-ups every two years. After aged 65 yearly checkups are advised.
After these tests, we review the results and discuss treatment options or compensatory lens choices.
We look forward to seeing you for your next review. Call 02 9982 1039 to schedule an appointment.