Your eyes will be examined both outside and inside. This will allow the optometrist to assess the health of your eyes and may identify any other underlying medical problems.The interior of your eye will be examined using an ophthalmoscope, a special torch which shines a light through the pupil allowing a detailed study of the internal structures. Your pupil reflexes will also be tested.The menu on the left gives more information about some of the tests. Ask your optometrist if you have any questions.Many optometrists now offer extra tests, such as photography of the interior and exterior of the eye, for which an additional charge may be made. Extra tests are also needed for contact lens fitting and check-ups.
A comprehensive eye exam provides the full assurance of good vision and eye health that a quick vision check or a school vision screening cannot. If you don't already have an optometrist you don't need a referral to book an exam.As optometrists they examine all part of your vision and eye health. A full eye health examination includes:
A thorough case history
Internal eye examination
External eye examination
A test of how clearly you see
How well your eyes work together as a team
How well you see colour
The optometrist will carry out different tests to assess your vision and to check the health of your eyes.all the tests are painless.the optometrist can use pictures and symbols instead of letters to test your vision.the optometrist will also check if your eyes work properly together and whether their eyes are developing as expected. The whole test lasts about 30 minutes.
Your eye exam may take from half an hour to an hour, it will evaluate both your vision and the health of your eyes. You will likely have all or most of the following eye tests :
eye muscle movement test,
external exam and pupillary reactions,
visual acuity test,
visual field test.