An eye examination should be carried out every one to two years in order to assess your vision and the health of your eyes. Regular eye examinations are important because you may not be aware of gradual changes in vision and eye health.
Before your examination
- Book an appointment
- Remove your soft contact lenses or bring a contact lens case with you
- If you wear hard contact lenses, it is best not to wear them on the day of your consultation
- Bring your medicare card
During your examination
In your comprehensive eye examination, your registered and qualified optometrist will:
- Explore your eye history
- Assess your vision
- Thoroughly assess your eye health using the latest in precision imaging techniques, diagnosing and monitoring.
- Eye disease including glaucoma, macula degeneration
- Eye conditions such as cataract
- General health problems that affect the eye- for eg. diabetes and high blood pressure
- Unlike some optometry practices, all your Retinal Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography Scans are conducted by your qualified optometrist, never by a technician or non-optometrist staff member
- Eye coordination problems
- Prescribe: glasses, contacts, eye medications and low vision aids.
- Provide advice on a wide range of vision issues (eg. computer usage, UV protection, safety glasses, and children's vision).
- Our optometrists are availble for on-site industrial vision screening and we are experienced in prescribing safety glasses. Please contact us for references or to obtain a quote.
Over the many years of practice Harris Blake & Parsons has hosted many work experience students from local high schools interested in optometry.
We are also pleased to be currently involved in hosting students from the University of Melbourne Doctor of Optometry course and Univeristy of Queensland Masters of Optometry course.
The students are present in an observational capacity only and you will not have any procedure performed by a student during your consultation. You will be asked before your consultation for your consent for the student to sit in and observing the consulation. Giving the opportunity for the next generation of young people to observe real life consultiations and how optometrists can help people will help increase their interest in optometry but it is your right to refuse if you are at all uncomfortable.