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Comprehensive Eye Tests

Comprehensive Eye Tests - Cnr Newton & Gatton Street Manunda Qld

Regular eye examinations should form an important part of your health-care regime, even if you have perfect vision.

While many of us recognise the need to visit the dentist every 6 months for preventative dental care and the doctor for regular health screenings, we are generally less aware of the importance of regular eye testing.

When you have an eye examination, our Optometrist will test your vision, the health of your eyes, as well as look for ocular signs of general health problems.

Many changes to eye health take place gradually and often go unnoticed or without obvious symptoms. Early detection of eye disease allows treatment before permanent loss of vision or even blindness occurs.

Take an active role in looking after your vision and eye health by having a regular eye test at least every two years.

If you wear contact lenses, you will usually be asked to return every 12 months for an eye health review as your contact lens prescription is only valid for 12 months.

Comprehensive Eye Tests

Comprehensive Eye Tests - Cnr Newton & Gatton Street Manunda Qld

Regular eye examinations should form an important part of your health-care regime, even if you have perfect vision.

While many of us recognise the need to visit the dentist every 6 months for preventative dental care and the doctor for regular health screenings, we are generally less aware of the importance of regular eye testing.

When you have an eye examination, our Optometrist will test your vision, the health of your eyes, as well as look for ocular signs of general health problems.

Many changes to eye health take place gradually and often go unnoticed or without obvious symptoms. Early detection of eye disease allows treatment before permanent loss of vision or even blindness occurs.

Take an active role in looking after your vision and eye health by having a regular eye test at least every two years.

If you wear contact lenses, you will usually be asked to return every 12 months for an eye health review as your contact lens prescription is only valid for 12 months.

Types of Eye Tests:

Our Optometrist will assess your vision, eye health and look for ocular indicators of other health issues. Find out more about what you can expect from a regular eye exam.

If you’re interested in wearing contact lenses, you’ll need a contact lens consultation. When you book an appointment, it is important to outline this request as more time is usually required compared to a regular eye test.

 

It is recommended that children have a comprehensive eye examination with an Optometrist before starting school and regularly as they progress through primary and secondary school. Read more about children’s eye tests.

Retinal Imaging, Pachymetry & Visual Field Perimetry is available at Total Optical to assist in the early detection and management of eye health conditions:

  • Retinal Imaging
    • A digital image of the back of your eyes is taken to assist in the detection and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension.

  • OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography)

    • OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) Ultrasound is the most sophisticated tool available for assessing eye health and managing eye conditions including macular degeneration, macula oedema and glaucoma.

      At Total Optical we have invested in a state of the art OCT machine to provide you with the most comprehensive eye health test.

      View the OCT machine here.

  • Pachymetry

    • Corneal pachymetry is the process of measuring the thickness of the cornea. It is essential that this measurement is taken if you are considering laser surgery. It is also an important test in the early detection of Glaucoma.

  • Visual Field Perimetry

    • A visual field test is an eye examination that can detect dysfunction in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumours or other neurological deficits.

  • Driver’s Licence Test

    • Are you over 75? Queensland Transport requires all drivers that are 75 years of age or over to carry a current Medical Certificate to show that you are medically fit to drive. You must show this certificate to the police officer when asked to do so. If you do not carry the certificate with you when driving, you may be given an on-the-spot fine and incur demerit points.

Diabetes and Eye Health

Eye Health - Cnr Newton & Gatton Street Manunda Qld

More than one million Australians have diabetes, yet only half are aware of their condition. Optometrists play a critical role in helping to detect diabetes as well as minimising the impact of eye-related complications.

People with diabetes are at more risk of developing eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma. However, the most significant threat is the diseases’ effect on the retina. This lines the back of your eye and produces a picture for the brain to interpret.

Diabetes can damage the fine blood vessels in the retina and lead to an eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. If left undetected and untreated, this can cause serious eye damage including blurred vision and even blindness.

Eye Health - Cnr Newton & Gatton Street Manunda Qld

More than one million Australians have diabetes, yet only half are aware of their condition. Optometrists play a critical role in helping to detect diabetes as well as minimising the impact of eye-related complications.

People with diabetes are at more risk of developing eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma. However, the most significant threat is the diseases’ effect on the retina. This lines the back of your eye and produces a picture for the brain to interpret.

Diabetes can damage the fine blood vessels in the retina and lead to an eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. If left undetected and untreated, this can cause serious eye damage including blurred vision and even blindness.

Importance of Early Detection:

Early detection of diabetic retinopathy or other eye complications can help to slow their progression and prevent vision loss. If vision loss has already occurred, treatment can avert further deterioration. Often there are no early warning signs of diabetic retinopathy. However, symptoms can include blurry, fluctuating or double vision, focusing problems, dry eyes, difficulty seeing at night and overt sensitivity to glare.

Low-Vision Assessment & Care:

Low vision services are designed to help people use the vision they have in the most effective way. People with varying degrees of visual loss continue to lead independent lives with the support of low-vision services and visual aids.

The low-vision patient is one who has a decreased visual acuity (that is the ability to distinguish objects, details and shape assessed by the smallest identifiable object that can be seen at a specific distance) or reduced field of view due to a medically diagnosed condition of the visual system.

Our goal is to help low-vision patients understand the nature of the rehabilitative process. This is done by providing careful evaluations of the impairment, making relevant recommendations for low-vision devices, giving exercises that will assist patient progress, and tracking this progress through follow-up examinations.

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