David’s Comprehensive Eye Test allows between 30 and 45 minutes with each patient, ensuring precise and thorough results. By spending additional time with his patients, David is able to tailor his testing specifically to their visual needs. He is concerned with finding the best possible solution and personally ensures that you’re not rushed through. You can find more information about the specific testing used, below.
Visual Acuity Test
David uses a visual acuity chart to test the clearness of a patient’s vision at a distance. This test involves sitting at a certain distance from a chart of capital letters of varying sizes, and the patient is tested based on which letters they can read.
Visual Fields Test
Conducted only as needed, a Visual Fields Test is designed to check a patient’s peripheral vision. This test is performed by directing the person to look straight ahead and adjusting the position of targets. Visual field tests measure the total area visible while the eye is directed straight ahead.
Astigmatism can be diagnosed through a Visual Acuity Test. David may also use a handheld instrument called a retinoscope to diagnose this condition. A retinoscope is a handheld device that allows an optometrist to observe and measure the rays of light as they are reflected by the patient’s retina.
An OCT Scan enables David to view each of your Retina’s distinctive layers, allowing him to determine the health of your Retina. Measurements from an OCT Scan can reveal any abnormalities and assist David in detecting conditions such as macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
Dry Eye Testing
David will also test for dry eye during his Comprehensive Eye Test. He may recommend a patient return for dry eye treatments such as BlephEx or Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy.
When was your last eye test? You should have your eyes tested every two years. If you’re due, you can book an appointment online.