Optometrists are trained professionals who examine eyes, test sight, give advice on visual problems, and prescribe and dispense spectacles or contact lenses. They also recommend other treatments or visual aids where appropriate. They are trained to recognize eye disease, and refer patients to medical practitioners as necessary.
Our optometric examination is an assessment performed by our specialist optometrist that might include all or some of the following:
Refraction, prescription of spectacles, prescription of contact lenses and ongoing assessment of contact lenses.
Ophthalmic Eye Examination
An ophthalmologist is “a physician who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye disease and injury. They provide a full spectrum of care including routine eye exams, diagnosis and medical treatment of eye disorders and diseases, prescriptions for eyeglasses, surgery, and management of eye problems that are caused by systemic illnesses.
An examination performed by a specialist ophthalmic surgeon might include all or most of the following (depending on the clinical situation of the patient):
- History (general, ophthalmic, family, medications, allergies)
- Examination – ophthalmic (visual acuity, confrontation visual fields, slit lamp biomicroscopy, intraocular pressure, ocular motility)
- Examination – general (BP, pulse, urinalysis, physical examination as appropriate)
- Focimetry (assessment of spectacles) and autorefraction
- In effect, various diagnostic procedures are now available such as:
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
- Fundus Florescein Angiography (FFA)
- Indo Cyanide Green (ICG) Angiography.
- Ultra Sound Scan