Our Optometrists play an important role in your eye health.
If you have not had your eyes examined for quite some time you may not be aware of all the tests involved in a comprehensive eye examination.
If it has been more than two years since your last eye test, we generally allow 45 minutes to complete a comprehensive consultation.
Our team of experienced Optometrists detect, diagnose, and treat eye health and vision conditions that affect vision. They can also identify general
health conditions that are first detected via an eye exam, provide referrals to eye surgeons (ophthalmologists) and often help manage post-eye-surgery
health. Our team of Optometrists at Clarity can help you maintain good vision for life.
The majority of our services attract a Medicare rebate.
What should I bring to my eye exam?
We would request you bring the following to your eye examination:
- Your medicare card
- Your latest pair of prescription glasses
- Your latest pair of prescription sunglasses
- Any contact lenses you may use
- Previous prescription details or Optometrist's reports if you are new to our practice
What happens in a comprehensive eye exam?
Our Optometrists will examine all parts of your vision and eye health. Our full eye health examination includes:
- A thorough case history
- Internal eye examination
- External eye examination
- A test of how clearly you see
- How well your eyes work together as a team
- How well you see colour
Eye Exam Technology at Clarity Optometrists
- Digital Photography - "A picture tells a thousand words". Recent technological advancements in eyecare now enable us to capture
a digital image of the retina, blood vessels and optic nerve located at the back of your eyes. This simple, painless test takes a few minutes
to complete and aids in early detection and management of diseases that can affect both your eyes and overall health. This includes glaucoma,
macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension.
- Corneal Topography - Computerised corneal topography allows us to take a video image of reflections from the cornea and derive
the shape and regularity of the surface.
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) - People often experience changes in their vision when they reach their 40s. To look out
for the early signs of eye conditions, in case there’s a more serious problem, we use an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) device. This
device is a non-invasive imaging unit that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining
the back of the eye.
- Field of Vision - Some eye conditions, such as glaucoma, will affect peripheral vision long before central vision is reduced.
The most accurate evaluation of your peripheral vision is with computerised perimetry to measure the sensitivity of your field of vision.
What if we find a problem with your vision?
If we detect problems, we may recommend glasses, contact lenses, eye exercises, prescription eye drops or even referral for eye surgery.
Many serious eye conditions don't have obvious symptoms. Some eye diseases only show symptoms when the condition is advanced and difficult, or
even impossible, to treat.
A comprehensive eye exam provides the full assurance of good vision and eye health that a quick vision check or a school vision screening cannot.
If you don't already have an optometrist you don't need a referral to book an exam. Click here to book online or call the practice on 3899 4044.