Complete Eye Check-Up

To ensure Healthy eyes for life, get a detailed eye check today

Why is a routine eye check up important?

Most people believe that an eye check up is required only if you have a problem with your eyesight. In fact, your eyes are a window to your general health and many diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid can first affect your eyes. Some diseases of the eyes such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular degeneration may adversely affect your vision even before you become aware of the problem. That’s why early detection can prevent vision loss. Children especially may not complain of not seeing well as they don't know what normal vision is.

How often should one get an eye check up?

At birth the pediatrician checks your newborn baby’s eyes to see if there are any gross abnormalities. A more detailed check is done by the Ophthalmologist to check for Retinopathy of Prematurity, Congenital cataract, Congenital Glaucoma, Nasolacrimal duct obstruction, Squint,Lazy eye, Refractive errors etc. Almost 25% of children in school have eye problems that can affect their performance and overall development. Children who have a family history of Myopia or Squint are more likely to be affected.
Childrens eyes grow rapidly in the first 2 years of life and then continue to mature till 18 years. Since their glasses number can change rapidly, kids with Myopia should have an eye exam every 6 months.

Patient background and history

Your eye care specialist will first take a detailed history of your eye problem like blurred vision, hazy vision, difficulty in focussing, watering, redness, swelling, discharge, itching, etc. You will also be asked if you suffer from any other ailments like Diabetes, High BP, Heart problems, Thyroid, etc. Therefore it is important to inform your eye care specialist if you have a family history of Glaucoma, Myopia, Retinal degenerations or other eye problems. Your doctor may inquire whether you are a smoker, have drug allergies and are on any medications

What is included in a Complete Eye Check up

A complete eye check up by your eye specialist includes testing your vision, prescribing glasses as well as an in depth examination of your eye health. This usually takes about an hour and may require your eyes to be dilated and certain specialised tests performed.

Visual Acuity for distance & near

Retinoscopy and Refraction

Tonometry

Ophthalmoscopy

Slit Lamp examination

Orthoptic check up

Pupillary reactions

Colour vision

Specialised Test