What is a comprehensive eye care examination?
A comprehensive eye care examination is performed by an optometrist, part of the important of eye care examination is to detect eye diseases like glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Other eye disorders like dry eyes can be detected by optometrist.
When do I need a comprehensive eye care examination?
You should have a comprehensive eye care examination every 3 years if you have no problems. Your optometrist will suggest the next eye care examination if needed.
A comprehensive eye care examination is essential if you have family history of:
glaucoma diabetes hypertension
What to prepare for a comprehensive eye care examination?
If you wear contact lenses, ask your optometrist if you need to remove contact lenses and for how long before the eye care examination. If you are wearing eye glasses, bring along the latest pair of eye glasses.
How long is for a comprehensive eye care examination?
Optometrist needs an hour to perform a comprehensive eye care examination. It is advisable to make an appointment with your optometrist before the eye care examination.
What is the risk of a comprehensive eye care examination?
No risk is involved as all the eye care examinations are non invasive.
What is the cost of a comprehensive eye care examination?
A comprehensive eye care examination will cost only SGD $150 in our eye care centre.
What are the eye care examinations included?
Here are the eye care tests include in comprehensive eye examination:
Non Contact Tonometry
Non contact tonometry is an eye care diagnostic tool is used to check for glaucoma, an eye disease that can cause blindness by damaging the eye nerve, called optic nerve at the back of the eye. Damage to the optic nerve may be caused by improper drainage of fluid in the eye.
Tonometry measures IOP by recording the resistance of your eye to pressure that is released from air puff. Our eye care centre utilises non invasive eye care tonometry, so no eye drop for anaesthesia is needed.
Corneal topographer is a computerised eye care diagnostic tool that creates a threedimensional map of the surface curvature of the cornea. The cornea is responsible for about 70 percent of the focusing power of the eye. An eye with normal vision has an evenly rounded cornea. If the cornea is irregular due to high astigmatism or visual distortion, corneal topographer will be the best eye care tool to detect especially cornea eye disease like keratoconus.
A-scan ultrasound biometry, commonly referred to as an A-scan, is routine type of eye care diagnostic test used by optometrist or ophthalmologist. The A-scan provides data on the eye length called axial length. Our eye care centre utilises A-scan ultrasound biometry to monitor elongation of children’s eye length for myopia control treatment like orthokeratology ( Ortho-K ).
Digital Slit Lamp Photography
Slit lamp photography allows optometrist to observe the living tissue of our eyes under magnification. Our eye care centre utilises slit lamp photography as part of clinical documentation for any abnormalities of the eye, for example cataract and dry eyes.
Digital Retinal Photography
Digital retinal photography uses high-resolution eye imaging systems to take pictures of the inside of your eye, that is retina. Optometrists in our eye care centre will assess the health of your retina and helps them to detect conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. The early findings of disorders in retina is critical to potentially preventing serious eye disease progression and even vision loss.
Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive eye care diagnostic tool that provides an in vivo cross sectional view of the back of the eye, that is retina. OCT allows optometrist to view a cross-sectional map of the retina, that is useful in the diagnosis to detect eye disease related to retina, especially when the eye media is clear.
Our eye care centre offers a comprehensive eye care examination that includes OCT- CIRRUS photo 600 from ZEISS.