General Eye Checkup

General Eye Checkup

Your eyes are precious, and getting regular eye checkups is vital for staying healthy. We recommend having your eyes tested as frequently as your doctor prescribes or if you notice any new visual concerns because failing to diagnose or treat eye problems at the right time can result in loss of vision.

Common Evaluations During an Eye Exam

Common Evaluations During an Eye Exam

  • Visual acuity: We use a visual acuity test to detect any minute vision change in your eyes.
  • Colour Vision: We use color vision tests to detect if you can distinguish between light consisting of different wavelengths, regardless of the light intensity.
  • Slit Lamp Examination: Through slit-lamp examination, we examine the region within and around your eyes to detect any deformities.
  • Intraocular Pressure: We use the Tonometry technique to assess intraocular pressure in your eyes, which helps us detect glaucoma in your eye.
  • Fundus Examination: In this diagnostic method, we use mydriatic eye drops (such as tropicamide) to dilate or widen the pupil to acquire a clearer view of the fundus (inner lining) of your eye.
General Eye Check-up Services

Our General Eye Check-up Services Include:

  • Introductory interview: We ask basic questions about your eye health and medical history.
  • External examination: We will examine all outward visible parts of your eye and surrounding tissues.
  • Pupil inspection: Your pupil will be inspected for any irregularity in its shape and size, and then we will see how it reacts to light and objects at various distances.
  • Eye muscle health and mobility: We will check your eye movement in six directions (corresponding to the six extraocular muscles) while tracking a moving object (such as a pen).
  • Visual field: You will have to cover your one eye and gaze straight to identify objects in peripheral vision with your other eye (often simply the number of fingers the doctor is showing.)
  • Visual acuity: The Snellen chart is commonly used to measure visual acuity. This is a large card or projection with progressively smaller horizontal lines of random block letters. The test determines how well you can discern detail at a given distance. Patients taking this test will be asked to cover one eye and then read aloud the letters of each row, starting from the top. The smallest row that can be accurately read indicates your visual acuity in that eye.
  • Refraction: This test is used to find the best-corrected vision, if necessary for prescription eyewear or contacts. Our doctors will try various lenses in front of each eye, as you focus on a chart at a distance or up-close, to help determine the best power of correction.
  • Colour vision: You will be shown a series of images with symbols embedded in color dots or patterns. Based on your ability to identify the symbols, certain types of color-blindness can be diagnosed or ruled out.
  • Ophthalmoscopy: This test is often done with an ophthalmoscope, a handheld instrument with a light and magnifying lenses. Through ophthalmoscopy, our aim is to inspect the retina and the surrounding inner eye. This test can help diagnose problems with the retina or retinal detachment and monitor diseases like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Tonometry: This test measures intraocular pressure, which can indicate glaucoma if the pressure is abnormally high. Your inner eye pressure is measured either with a puff of air in the cornea or by a brief, direct contact with the cornea to measure how easily it is pushed inward.

Remember, maintaining healthy eyes is important! Our team of professional ophthalmologists is committed to taking the best care of your vision and eye health. Schedule an appointment today if you or anyone in your family needs to get an eye checkup.

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