At Cooper and Lourie Family Optometrists it is our highest priority that we provide you with the most comprehensive and technologically advanced eye examination available.
We also love taking the time to get to know each of our patients so that we can help them achieve their visual goals.
During a standard eye examination, your optometrist will ask you ask you questions about your vision and comfort and will perform a range of different tests to evaluate your vision and assess the health of your eyes.
This may include
Checking the back of your eyes (the retina)
- This is one of the most important parts of your eye examination as it allows the optometrist to look for signs of vision threatening conditions such as macular degeneration, retinal tears and glaucoma.
- During this part of the examination the Optometrist may want to take a digital image of the back of the eye.
- Photographs of the retina allow the Optometrist to look at the back of the eye in a great amount of detail and even pick up abnormalities that may not be seen in a standard eye test
- These images also provide our Optometrists with a base line so that they can easily detect changes at your next annual eye check up
- (Please note that digital retinal photography is not included in the standard Medicare eye examination and will incur additional charges at the time of consultation)
Checking the front of your eyes (Cornea, Iris and Lens)
- The Optometrist will also check the front of your eye with a specialised instrument called a Slit Lamp
- The Slit Lamp provides the Optometrist with a highly magnified view of the front of the eye including the cornea, iris and lens
- Thorough assessment of the front of the eye can help the Optometrist Detect conditions such as corneal abrasions and cataracts
Measuring the pressures inside your eye
- This test can be done in a number of ways, but is most commonly done with a specialised instrument called a non-contact tonometer.
- This instrument blows a gentle puff of air onto the front of the eye (although painless, it may make you jump)
- This allows the Optometrist to check for glaucoma
- At Cooper and Lourie, we have invested in the latest technology to provide you and your family with the highest level of care
- The OCT (ocular coherence tomography) is a specialised piece of equipment that allows us to pick up conditions that can threaten your vision extremely early
- This can be vital in preserving your vision