What happens at your appointment
First, your optometrist will have an in-depth discussion with you regarding your vision concerns and your visual requirements.
They will ask you questions about your health and if you have had previous eye issues. Some eye problems run in families, so your optometrist will ask if there is anything in your family history.
Your optometrist will take into account your daily needs – work and leisure time.
Your vision will be assessed through reading charts and if you have glasses or contact lenses, they will be checked on how they facilitation your vision.
Your optometrist will determine the lens prescription that gives you the clearest, most comfortable vision possible. They will also assess how your eyes focus and work together.
You may need more than one prescription for different tasks, such as reading, working at a computer and for looking at things in the distance (such as driving).
An eye test also provides a thorough examination of your eye health and gives us vital insights about your general health. Many eye conditions may be symptom-free for some time – making an eye test vital for early diagnosis.