Prevention they say is better than cure. Regular eye and vision examinations are crucial part of preventive health care. The importance of regular eye checkup is enormous. Aside eye problems that can be detected and treated, a simple routine eye and vision examinations can also help detect potentially treatable systemic diseases, tumors, and brain anomalies. Most systemic diseases have ocular manifestations.
At Supreme Vision, we lay much emphasis on early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems. Our comprehensive adult eye examination include, but is not limited to the following tests. Patient’s presenting signs and symptoms, coupled with the professional judgment of our Optometrist, may significantly influence the testing done. These are what you should expect during our comprehensive adult eye and vision examination.
Patient case history
Our optometric doctor will ask about your past and present vision, detailed family history and medical issues. Our doctor will want to know your visual needs in relation to work environment and recreational activities, in order to accurately determine your visual demands.
Visual acuity measurements evaluate how clearly each eye is seeing. Our doctor will measure your visual acuity, both with and without corrective lenses at distance and near.
These are the preliminary tests we carry out before the major eye investigation. These include:
- External examination
- Color vision evaluation
- Extraocular muscle motility test
- Pupillary test
- Interpupillary distance measurement
- Cover test
- Near point of convergence
- Amplitude of accommodation
External and Internal eye examination
Our eye doctor will assess the health of your eye both inside and outside using special instruments like the Slitlamp biomicroscope, Direct and Indirect ophthalmoscopes. We may or may not need to dilate your eyes for these tests. You will be duly informed on what is best for you and properly counseled.
If you will require glasses or refractive error correction, our doctors will carry our refraction test. This is done to determine your refractive status or prescription (focusing power of the eye) based on a combination of objective (measurements) and subjective (patient responses to questions) techniques. In our clinic, we do carry out detailed refraction with combination of these procedures:
- Automated refraction
- Subjective Refraction
- Cycloplegic refraction (when necessary)
Binocular vision assessment
This is not done at the discretion of our doctor. Binocular vision assessment will be done if our doctor found out from earlier tests that you are having eye problems like lack of eye coordination, depth perception, and eye movements, or eye-hand coordination. Our doctors will carry out accommodation and vergence evaluations.
We are aware how dangerous glaucoma is to your eyes. This is why we make glaucoma screening a routine eye test in our clinic. So, our doctor conducts special tests to determine if your eye harbors glaucoma. These are some of the eye tests for glaucoma you should expect.
- Automated Eye pressure check (IOP)
- Retinal and Optic nerve evaluation.
- Automated Visual field test.
- Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
Note: These may attract some special fees.
In Supreme vision, we do not lay emphasis on sight alone but also vision. Our doctors will carry out special test on your eye to determine the state of your visual system.
Depending on the outcome of our routine tests, additional tests may be required to confirm or rule out possible problems, to clarify uncertain findings, or to provide a more in depth assessment. The following are some of such additional tests:
- Retinal imaging and photography
- Automated Visual field testing
- Corneal pachymetry
- Contrast sensitivity test
- Optic nerve or macular scans (OCT)
- Test for Binocular vision disorders
Diagnosis and treatment plan
The outcome of your eye tests will be used in the final analysis to determine the appropriate mode of treatment. Our doctors can prescribe lenses to treat refractive and visual problems. They can develop a program of eye training exercises or vision therapy to treat binocular vision disorder, or if pathologic, recommend medical or surgical treatment.
Counseling and Recommendations
Our doctors will counseled you on outcome of eye tests. Recommendations for future eye check can be made based on the history of eye health and the results of the examination