Regular eye examinations are important for people of all ages. Our lifestyles, work patterns and the technology we rely on all have an impact on our vision and eye health.
At Concord Eye Care, our experienced and qualified optometrists provide individually tailored eye examinations using state-of-the-art equipment including digital retinal imaging. Please allow 30-45 minutes for your eye examination with us – this allows us to thoroughly examine your eyes and answer any eye health questions you may have.
Our comprehensive eye examination includes:
- Taking a detailed history from you to alert us to any symptoms you may have or any family history of eye problems
- Measuring your visual acuity (how well you can see) and determining your prescription
- Assessing the health of your eyes and checking for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes-related eye changes, dry eye syndrome and other eye health conditions.
- Providing advice on nutrition and nutritional supplements to promote eye health.
- Taking a photographic record of your eye health through digital retinal imaging.
- Prescribing ocular medications where required to assist specific eye conditions.
- Discussing tailored vision solutions which suit your specific needs and lifestyle.
We may conduct additional tests such as a visual field test to assess your peripheral vision, or a colour vision test to assess colour vision deficiency (also known as colour blindness). We also provide referral to ophthalmologists where necessary for follow up or further investigation.
At Concord Eye Care we offer Medicare bulk billing for eye examinations, with claiming available through our electronic claims system. We also offer electronic health fund claiming for your optical benefits.
How do you prepare for your eye examination?
There’s not much preparation needed – however it’s helpful if you can come armed with any knowledge of family eye health problems, for example a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration. Please bring along your glasses if you’re a glasses-wearer and if you are a contact lens wearer, let us know what type of lenses you currently use. If you are experiencing any specific vision or eye symptoms, make a note of these so we can discuss them at your appointment.
A common question we’re asked is ‘does it hurt’? We can confidently say that there is virtually no discomfort during your eye examination. Occasionally it may be necessary for us to administer eye drops and they may tingle a bit at first – this wears off quickly and the effect of the drops wears off in an hour or so.