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If you spend a lot of time doing certain tasks, let us know so we can make suggestions to help

To allow for all of this to happen, each of our full eye examination appointments are 45 to 60 minutes long. During this, we will check for:

 

  • Vision

  • Glaucoma (including pressure checks)

  • Diabetic changes

  • Macular degeneration

  • Prescription changes

  • Eye muscle function and alignment (and binocular function of eyes)

  • UV damage of the eyes

  • Eye surface conditions (including dry eyes or allergic eye responses)

Depending on the findings of the examination, our optometrist may suggest further assessments using our technologies, such as visual fields testing, dilation of the pupils, or further scans of the retina.

Example of a visual fields test showing a reduced sensitivity, typical of the type of damage done to the optic nerves from Glaucoma.

We will also be able to advise on the suitability of contact lens wear, or the types of lenses most suitable for your lifestyle.

 

Useful information for our optometrist would include the distances of each of your tasks that you do, especially if you have an uncommon hobby! If you have always had any questions about your eyes, certainly feel free to ask us during the exam.

Here at Westgate Optometrists, we truly take pride in providing top quality eyecare. As a result, we put in the effort to be more comprehensive and thorough. This means that not only do we assess your eyes completely from how well they function and whether there are any health conditions you need to be aware of, we also communicate with you these findings and provide you with practical, holistic advice specific to your lifestyle and situation.

 

As such, you can expect us to ask about your lifestyle, general health, occupation, as well as any other hobbies or activities that you partake in.