Why it’s important: for early detection of irreversible eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, as well as common and
treatable conditions, such as cataracts and Dry Eye Syndrome.
How often: We recommend testing at least every Two years for those under 65 years of age and at least Annually for those over 65 years old
What’s involved: At a general eye test, your optometrist
will assess your distance and reading vision and determine your prescription. After this, your optometrist will conduct general eye health assessments, including glaucoma tests which involve the use of eyedrops which only last a few minutes, as well as a retinal health assessment on a microscope (“slit-lamp”).
How long will it take: most routine eye checks take 30 minutes.
Your optometrist may ask you to return for another appointment if additional tests are required.