-Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal-
It’s said the eyes are the window to the soul, remember they also provide a glimpse into your health. Most people visit an optometrist to establish whether – or not – they require spectacles, yet eye tests can signal health matters such as diabetes, stress and retinal detachment, as well.
What to expect, during your appointment. I’ll ask about your medical history and, of course, any vision problems you might have, and then I’ll check whether you should start wearing glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision. I’ll measure your eye pressure using applanation tonometry that gives a reading from which I can diagnose, and keep track of, glaucoma – a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve. Using corneal topography, I’ll diagnose problems with your eye’s surface, such as swelling or scarring – or conditions such as astigmatism.
I always recommend an optical coherence tomography scan (an OCT scan). This helps me view the health of your eyes in greater detail because it lets me see beneath the surface of the eye. Conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, detached retina, age-related macular degeneration and macular hole, can be diagnosed.
The equipment optometrists use may look daunting but, rest assured, there is no pain involved when having an eye test.
This is the reason I recommend an eye test every two years – at least.
I shall share eye-related matters with you, on a regular basis.
Let your eye-care journey start with me…
Avinal Bhimma. Owner Vision Works Overport