“I had no idea that you could see all of that, from a simple eye test!”
People often tell us this when they come in for their first eye test at Ezekiel Eyes.
One of the most common myths about eyes is that ‘if you can see clearly, your eyes must be healthy’ as well.
But this may not be the case. If you wait until you notice a problem, it might just be too late.
Your eyesight is important, right?
This is why you need to have an eye test at least every two years. Even if you can see alright.
What happens at an eye test?
We believe that it’s important to take the time to get to know you.
At an eye test, there are three simple steps:
- To understand what are your goals and lifestyle requirements
- Check your eyes carefully
- To explore the available options to help you to look after your eyes
During your eye test, we look closely at:
- how well you can see
- how easily your eyes refocus (including how much strain there is for your eyes). Computers and screens are increasingly causing more problems with eye fatigue and strain.
- Eye coordination – how well your two eyes work together as a team (to keep things comfortable)
- Eye health
- front of your eye that you see in the mirror
- the interior of your eye
You may have heard the saying that ‘the eyes are the window to the body’.
Did you know that Optometrists can often pick up things like:
- High blood pressure
- Sleep disturbances
- Signs of strokes
Each of these conditions can be diagnosed by careful examination of your eyes.
We also enjoy getting to know you and spending time with you.
How long is an eye test?
Normal initial eye test is between 30-45 minutes.
Additional testing may take longer (or need a follow up appointment)
Do you take Medicare?
Yes, Medicare rebates apply to your eye test. If there is a gap payment, we will notify you beforehand.
How has technology changed eye tests?
At Ezekiel Eyes in Perth, we have up-to-date technology like:
- Visual field screening (detecting any missing areas in your visual field)
- Ocular-coherence tomography (OCT) scan screening (check for glaucoma and macular degeneration)
- Optos scans (scans an incredible wide part of your retina)
- Retinal photography (helps in monitoring any changes in your retina over time)
- Anterior photography (detection of sunspots or signs of infection)
We enjoy spending the time to thoroughly examine your eyes. We have a special interest in areas like:
- Contact lens clinic – including special contact lenses for keratoconus, post surgical and orthokeratology
- Dry eye clinic
- Paediatric contact lens clinic
We love getting to know you. There’s so much we can learn about you and your eyes.
Who would have thought that the eyes could tell you so much about your health?
We take your eyes, your health and your vision very seriously. After all – you only get one set of eyes!
We help people who can’t see or have sore eyes.
Looking for a new Optometrist? Or need an eye test now?