THE EYE CHECK
What to expect on the day
1. We discuss your general health and family history.
2. We Check Visual Acuity, how well you can see through each eye at 6m.
3. We check eye muscle movements and weaknesses.
4. We assess for colour vision or colour blindness.
5. We look at the back of the eye to check for eye disease.
6. We assess colour vision for any colour blindness.
7. We send out a report with findings.
Common Vision Disorders
Myopia - or shortsightedness refers to poor vision at distance. Myopia is present in about 1% of children at age 5, increasing to about 8% at age 10. The person has trouble seeing far images. It is usually treated with glasses or contact lenses.
Hyperopia - or farsightedness refers to not being able to see properly up close. Hyperopia is usually present at birth. Most children are farsighted when they start school. It also increases through middle age, which is a condition known as Presbyopia. Children are often unable to learn properly, as too much accommodative strain at near occurs, when the eye muscles struggle to clear the print.
Astigmatism refers to an eye disorder where some lines are nearer than others at 90 degrees to each other. It is the most common vision disorder and can cause eyestrain at both distance and near as well as night blindness. It is also treated with glasses and contact lenses.