The eyes are among the most complex parts of the body, and the best way to assess their health and your visual system is through an eye test from the team at E Eye Place. Your eyesight matters. That’s why you should not just leave it to a simple vision screening (where you only look at different sized letters on a chart). You require a battery of tests that gives you a complete and thorough evaluation of your eye health and vision.
All eye testing at E Eye Place are conducted using continually updated state of the art equipment to ensure your visit is the most comfortable and comprehensive in town.
Difference Between an Eye Test and Vision Screening
Vision screenings are not comprehensive eye exams. Simple vision screenings conducted outside of a typical optometrist clinic can often take different forms. For example, a school can provide regular vision screenings for students where a nurse performs the evaluation. Another form is through a visual test when applying for a driver’s license. Whilst vision screenings help uncover obvious vision issues, they actually miss more problems than they find.
Simple vision screening methods still cannot comprehensively identify people who require vision care or pick up hidden vision issues. There are even cases where screening inhibits the early diagnosis of vision disorders. That’s because screenings create a false sense of security for some people, particularly those who “pass” the evaluation. Additionally, untrained persons can carry out the tests, and they rarely use adequate testing equipment.
The complexities of the eyes can be evaluated through an eye test. This complete testing method includes:
Checking the patient’s background and medical information, such as current and family history of systemic diseases and ophthalmic pathology.
Measuring vision or visual acuity.
Determining refractive error for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Obtaining a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Assessing various aspects of visual function: colour vision, depth perception, visual fields, contrast sensitivity.
Performing eye teaming and focusing tests.
Evaluating the patient’s overall eye health by assessing the internal and external parts of the eye.
Measuring eye pressure.
So, you see how thorough it is? Obviously, the comprehensive eyesight test is longer in duration than the short time it takes to read letters of a chart. Comprehensive eye tests at E Eye Place are Medicare Bulk billable. The series of tests not only checks eye health and vision performance but also determines if you have eye conditions or diseases inside and outside the parts of the eye that could affect your general health.
What We Do
Many people believe that seeing well means there is no need to visit an eye doctor. Of course, everyone knows that good vision is important. However, an eye test does more than just ensure you have good vision.
You’ve probably heard the saying that your eyes are the window to your soul. In optometry, the eyes are the portals that provide a glimpse into a person’s overall health. It’s true. Do you know that the eye is the only place in the body where we can see your blood vessels without obstruction from other tissue? This is why many diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, reveal the very first signs in the eyes, well before it causes changes to your vision.
Millions of people around the world deal with astigmatism, farsightedness (hyperopia), and nearsightedness (myopia). There are many other eye and vision disorders that can affect how well your eyes function to meet the demands of today’s visually challenging environment (such as lots of computer work!). A more in-depth exam is necessary to uncover hidden vision issues or to screen for more serious eye conditions that may benefit from early intervention.
Medical and family history will be checked, along with visual acuity, refraction, colour vision, cover test, and ocular motility. If you have a family history of eye conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, you need a more thorough examination than a basic letter chart test.
That’s why eyesight testing is more than essential for everyone, no matter their age.
Here at E Eye Place, we perform various tests to check your eye health and vision:
Assess your vision and check if correction is needed for what your specific visual needs.
Screen for eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and hypertensive retinopathy.
Management of dry eyes through detailed assessment with advanced equipment, and provide therapies only available through eye care professionals.
Assess how well your eyes function in relation to:
Visual field assessment.
Visual information processing.
All tests are catered to your specific needs, typically based on your current medical information and family health history. Our full service eye test are not your average routine visit. A licensed and experienced team of optometrists will check your eyes and vision to develop a diagnosis and provide appropriate solutions.
The eyes are a part of the human body, and they function immediately, starting from birth. That’s why it’s recommended to have the eyes checked from birth. Patients are advised to have a professional eye test every one to two years or as recommended by the eye doctor. If you are 60 or older, you should book an appointment for an eye exam every year to help address issues due to your changing vision. Age is a common risk factor for many eye conditions.
Even if you are younger than 60, you may have to visit us more often, preferably annually, if you are considered an at-risk patient. This denotes that you have a personal or familial history of ocular or eye disease or another systemic health condition such as diabetes with potential vision manifestations.
Let’s keep your eyes healthy and your vision optimal. Contact E Eye Place today!
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Do you or your spouse have a vision problem? Your child could have it, too. A regular comprehensive eye test for paediatric patients is recommended from six to 12 months of age, whether your child is asymptomatic and low-risk or at-risk. If your child is between the ages of three and five years, a professional eye test by an optometrist at least once during this period is highly beneficial.
Children from six through 17 years old should have this test before the first grade. They can visit the eye doctor once a year thereafter. If at-risk, we will provide a recommendation on the frequency you’re required to visit.
We are accredited to provide all myopia control strategies, including MiSight(R) 1 Day lenses, OrthoKeratology, prescription of low-dose atropine and spectacle lenses for the management of myopia.
Looking for an eye test near me with myopia management? If you’re nearsighted or shortsighted, you need to make sure your vision condition is addressed. Myopia is not just about wearing glasses to see better in the distane, it also increases the risk for developing vision threatening diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration, as you grow old.
We are accredited to provide all myopia control strategies, including MiSight(R) 1 Day lenses, OrthoKeratology, prescription of low-dose atropine and spectacle lenses for the management of myopia
At E Eye Place, your comprehensive eye test is not just a report of numbers of your eye prescription. We want the best for you, and aim to understand your concerns and your visual needs in your unique situation.