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Are you experiencing blurry, hazy or distorted vision? Do your eyes hurt? Are they red or swollen for an unknown reason? Do you experience headaches after reading or doing computer work? Do you have watery eyes? Is it difficult for you to see at night? Are your eyes sensitive to light?
If your answer is yes to any or some of these questions, it may be high time to book an eye test with 1001 Optical. Contact us today!
What happens when you come in for an eye test
A visit to the optometrist for an eye test is quite straightforward. In fact, a typical eye testing session will likely take only 20 to 30 minutes.
Initial eye test
During eye testing, your optometrist will ask about your overall health, lifestyle, vision quality, and any eyewear you may use during the exam.
An eye examination comprises three key components:
- Tests to examine your eye’s outer surface and your eye movements
- Tests to check the condition of your inner eye
- Tests to determine whether you need new glasses or contacts
The following activities may be performed during your eye exam, with your optometrist explaining each one as you go along:
- Letter reading on a chart using multiple lenses. Other examinations are available if you cannot read, such as matching letters to pictures or identifying images.
- Getting a view of your eye interior using an ophthalmoscope. This will have the optometrist positioning themselves near you and directing a bright light into your eye. You’ll then be instructed to look in various directions.
- The optometrist will also perform a muscle control check to ensure that your eye movements are accurate.
- To detect glaucoma or problems with eye pressure, they apply a pressure check using the ‘puff of air’ test.