Eye Examinations

What To Expect

Eye examinations have a few key components.

Vision and Prescription

The optometrist will examine the ability of the eyes to see individually as well as together, and whether certain powered concave or convex lenses can help to improve your eyesight. This can help to determine whether you are long-sighted (hyperopic) or short-sighted (myopic), or whether you have astigmatism.

Functional Testing

Some techniques used in the test help to determine how well you can see in your peripheral vision, how well the muscles of the eyes function by moving the eye in different gazes, and how your pupils are reacting to light. Some significant issues can arise from the detection of abnormal function during these tests, however the testing itself is nor painful.

Eye Health

A very important part of having eye tests even if your vision is reasonably unchanged is to maintain regular health check-ups of the eyes. Sometimes certain conditions can affect the eye without you realizing and this can be dangerous to your vision in the future if not detected within an appropriate time frame.

One example is primary open angle glaucoma, commonly known as the “sneak thief of sight” due to the person suffering not having any symptoms of the condition until much of their vision has already been lost.


Eye examinations usually take around half an hour, however sometimes a more in depth examination is required using eye drops to dilate your pupil and this will take an extra 20-30 minutes. If you are interested in contact lenses and have not worn them before, an appointment is required to explain insertion, removal, and maintenance of these lenses. This usually takes 40 minutes to an hour.

If you feel anxious about having your eye test, do not be afraid in mentioning this to one of our friendly optometrists so that we can accommodate you by explaining certain aspects in more detail for your reassurance.

We are able to see patients of all ages, and are able to provide referrals to Ophthalmologists.

What To Bring

When you book into your eye examination, our staff will ask for your contact details so we can confirm the appointment with you via a text message or a phone call the day before.

For the fee of your eye examination to be processed through the Medicare system, please bring your updated Medicare card. It is also a good idea to bring a list of current medications that you are taking, and any information regarding eye or health conditions you have, including a report from your doctor or a previous optometrist.

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, please bring along your contact lenses as well as your last prescribed set of glasses. We are able to assess not only the prescription in these glasses but also how they are fitting on your face, as a poor fitting set of spectacles can lead to blurry vision and headaches.






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