Do you have an eye exam booked, or wondering if it’s time to have your optical health care checked out? Find out some of our most commonly answered questions about eye exams to help you prepare for your next visit:
What Is An Eye Exam
An eye exam is an appointment that consists of a series of optical tests in order to establish the health of your eyes. These routine tests include examining your pupil function, refraction and measuring your eye’s ability to see in-focus images at a set distance. The eye exam is useful for checking whether your vision has deteriorated, ensuring you have the correct prescription and for diagnosing any conditions such as myopia and hyperopia.
What Equipment Is Used In My Eye Exam?
There are a number of pieces of equipment that your optician will use to help them complete your exam. This includes tools like an eye chat, also know as a Snellen Chart, and a sit lamp – a table-mounted microscope which has a chin strap you can rest against for stability. Larger pieces of equipment may also be used such as the phoropter, which contains multiple lenses that can be changed by the optician to find the perfect settings for your vision.
How Long Does An Eye Exam Take?
Typically your eye test will take around 20-30 minutes to conduct. If you choose to order a pair of glasses at the time of your test, then this may take longer as you choose your frame and order the prescription.
What Conditions Will An Eye Exam Detect?
An eye test is useful to detect a number of eye conditions – many of which can worsen if left uncorrected. Myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, diplopia and astigmatism are all examples of eye conditions that can be diagnosed by your optician at an eye exam.
How Often Should I Have An Eye Exam?
Eye tests are typically recommended every one or two years, depending on a number of factors. Your age, current eye condition and any health risks may affect the regularity of which your optician recommends you visit. It’s important to keep attending your eye exams, as your eye health may have worsened over the past year or two and an optician can detect and correct this early.
Book Your Eye Exam Now
We are still taking bookings for eye exams, so if you think you have an urgent issues, or would like to prebook your exam for a future date, then get in touch with our experts today! Our friendly team can book your eye exam hassle-free, ensuring you don’t have to worry about your optical health. Visit our contact page to find out more.