Comprehensive Eye Exams
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Get a Comprehensive Eye Exam in Hong Kong
Performed regularly, a comprehensive eye examination is the best tool for maintaining great vision or improving poor vision.
Why You Should Get an Eye Examination
Common problems that can be addressed with an eye exam include the following:
- Reading problems
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty focusing close-up or far away
- Dry eyes
- Inability to distinguish colours
- Other common and complex problems
Beyond improving your vision, a visit with your optometrist can help identify underlying diseases (vision and non vision-related) that show up during a routine eye exam.
Eye health is often taken for granted as patients believe they can see well and therefore must have healthy eyes. However many eye problems are asymptomatic in their early stages with vision loss progressing before a patient notices their vision impairment, often too late to save the sight they have lost.
The Benefits of a Routine Eye Exam
Over the years, eye care has become recognised as an essential part of overall health care.
Other than medical consultations, patients are more likely to seek an eye test than any other kind of health service. We can provide comprehensive eye care, using the latest diagnostic tools and information to manage any concerns you may have about your eye comfort or vision.
Regardless of your age, occupation or health status, we can help you achieve your best vision possible and ensure that your eyes are as healthy as they can be.
It is important to have your eyes examined regularly, as the sooner eye health and vision problems are discovered, the greater chance of successful treatment. So don’t hesitate to schedule your appointment today.
Types of Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye care involves the accurate measurement of each part of vision. Your optometrist will use different tools to assess different vision qualities, such as:
- Visual acuity – how clearly you can see at a given distance.
- Keratometry and topography – measures the shape of your cornea
- Refraction – this is the test for determining near or far-sightedness and astigmatism.
- Eye focusing, teaming, and movement – these are tests for how well your eyes work together.
- Eye health – your optometrist may use special drops to dilate your pupils and better view the interior of your eye. This provides the best assessment of your eye health as it relates to the rest of your body and is how your eye doctor might detect underlying conditions.
* Other imaging methods or advanced testing may be required based on the results of these tests and your unique eye health history.
What to Expect at an Eye Exam
Here’s what you can expect from a typical eye exam and how to prepare beforehand.
Before Your Exam
If you have it, bring your current glasses or contact lens prescription. Take a few moments to write down key parts of your vision history (i.e. surgeries, procedures, injuries) and your general health history. It may also be helpful to write out any questions you have.
Comprehensive vision care is holistic. At VisionOne, we view the “big picture” of our patients’ lives and interests to provide the best vision for each individual.
During Your Exam
Your optometrist will use a variety of lenses, drops, and other tools to evaluate your eye health and vision.
A phoropter is the instrument that measures refraction. Your eye doctor will use dials to change the lenses over your eyes. We’ll ask questions about what you see and observe both how your eyes react and how the light changes as it passes through them.
Special drops are used to view the inside of your eye. These drops dilate your pupils, increasing the space through which light enters the eye.
A puff of air may be used during tests for eye pressure, as in tests for glaucoma.
If necessary, sterile instruments may need to be used to touch the surface of your eye. To increase your comfort, we can use anesthetic eye drops during such procedures.
A keratometer is another instrument used in a regular eye exam. It measures the shape and curvature of your eye.
Other imaging and screening techniques (like retinal screening) can be used to get a better picture of your vision and overall health.
After Your Exam
You should expect to go about your day normally after a typical eye exam. The tests performed in a routine, comprehensive eye exam are painless and should be received regularly.