Comprehensive General Eye Examinations

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“Maintain Good Vision for Life!”

At Eyewise Optometrists we understand that vision is a precious gift and preserving good vision for life is an essential part of health care. We not only check your eyes for refractive correction but also detect, diagnose and treat eye conditions that may affect your vision and health.

During your eye examination the Optometrist will discuss your individual concerns and take a detailed Ocular and General health history. As well as checking and correcting vision with spectacles if required, every eye examination includes a comprehensive ocular health assessment. We screen for eye diseases like cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma amongst many others, this involves a slit lamp and retinal examination including Digital Retinal photos to check the health of eyes using light and specialised equipment. Depending on the findings, further tests may be advised and these may require additional appointments. If this is the case, it will be discussed with you at your appointment.

Book an appointment with us today to ensure you Maintain Good Vision for Life!

Contact Lens fitting

Contact lens

Contact lenses are small prescription lenses, worn in “contact” with the eye, they are designed to float on the tear film in the eye and correct vision. The original concept for contact lenses was first illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci in 1508, with the first glass lens manufactured and fitted to the eye in 1887, the first plastic lens that resembled the modern Gas permeable or hard lens was introduced in 1948. It took until 1971 for soft contact lenses in their current format to be introduced and since then contact lenses have evolved to the modern day lenses we have today, a myriad of high technology products to suit all sorts of eyes and correct numerous prescriptions, allowing many more people to experience and see the benefits that contact lenses can provide.

We now have so many options available that in most cases we can find a contact lens to suit, whether you want contact lenses for full time use, for sports or social occasions or have a medical condition which requires specialized fitting. All prescriptions can be catered for, Hyperopia, Myopia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia, depending upon your requirements we can fit daily disposables, 2 weekly or monthly lenses, toric lenses to correct astigmatism and multifocal lenses for Presbyopia, as well as Gas Permeable lenses for general use or in cases such as Keratoconus where specialized fitting is required.

If you have been thinking about trying contact lenses give the team at Eyewise Optometrists a call and book in for a contact lens fitting. A good fitting is key to getting the best results from your contact lenses, ensuring comfort and safe contact lens cleaning and handling practices. We feel it is important to offer our patients a comprehensive fitting and aftercare service, this is even more important for first-time wearers who understandably can be apprehensive about trying lenses. Contact lens materials and availability change all the time, so even established wearers benefit from regular reviews to ensure their eyes remain healthy and they are wearing the best available.

Dry eye management

Dry Eye Management

Dry Eye is a very common chronic condition which causes symptoms of discomfort, irritation, stinging, burning, scratchiness, foreign bodyDry Eye sensation, light sensitivity, stringy mucus and unstable vision between blinks. Use of certain medications and some general health problems can also cause problems with dry eye. Dry eye cannot be cured but dependent on the type of dry eye and the cause of symptoms, relief can be provided by the use of Tear supplements, protection from the elements, dietary supplements, warm compresses and lid hygiene, or in some cases Manuka honey eye drops.

In some cases associated conditions such as Blepharitis (a chronic inflammation of the eyelids), Rosacea (an inflammatory skin disease) or seasonal Allergies can contribute to dry eye, and management of these individual conditions may also be required.

Environmental factors such as screen use, wind and dust can also cause or worsen Dry eye symptoms; this can be helped by cutting back on screen time, taking periodic breaks and blinking more to spread the tears more evenly. Wraparound sunglasses not only protect the eyes from UV damage but from environmental factors such as wind, smoke and dust.

If you are suffering from Dry eye, then don’t suffer in silence, come in a see us for an eye examination so we can work out a plan to manage the condition.

Foreign body removal

Foreign body

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Convenient Frame Repairs and adjustments

Broken frame, missing nose pad, screw missing or loose? Don’t stress in most cases we can fix it. Generally on site and in no time at all. Often we can refit lenses into a new frame. If we can’t fix it in house we know where to go for fast turnaround repairs. Our experienced staff are very good at finding solutions.

Need a frame adjustment? Frame adjustments are sometimes over looked, but in fact it is one of the most important aspects of obtaining the best out of your spectacles. Bring it in we can adjust most frames to fit you correctly and feel comfortable. This service is offered free of charge for frames purchased from us, or may incur a small fee (dependent on what we need to do) if you bought them somewhere else.

Glaucoma Screening

Glaucoma diagramGlaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, usually associated with high intraocular pressure, if untreated Glaucoma progressively leads to vision loss and in severe cases blindness. The longer the disease is left untreated, the greater the likelihood of irreversible damage, but if caught early, treatment can prevent or slow vision loss.

In its early stages Glaucoma has no symptoms and many sufferers are unaware there is a problem until it is too late and permanent damage may have occurred. Early detection and treatment are the best way to control Glaucoma, so regular eye examinations are an essential part of preventative healthcare.

During your eye examination we take retinal photos, look at the optic nerve, and measure eye pressures and if indicated run visual field assessments to screen for the disease. Glaucoma cannot be prevented but if diagnosed in most cases can be treated with eye drops to reduce eye pressure. Everyone should have regular 2 yearly eye examinations but people over the age of 40 and those with a family history of Glaucoma are more at risk of developing the disease than younger people.

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Work Based Screenings

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