Along with specialising and treating many different eye diseases, New Eye Centre also provides general ophthalmology examinations. A regular eye exam is more than a simple vision check. A complete or comprehensive eye examination is a fairly complicated series of tests that not only checks your vision, but also neurological function, eye pressure, and health of the outer and inner structures of the eye.
The frequency of eye examinations should be based on the presence of abnormalities or the probability of visual abnormalities developing. Individuals who have ocular symptoms (sudden visual loss, injury, pain, redness, new floaters or light flashes) require prompt examinations. Individuals who do not have symptoms but who are at high risk of developing ocular abnormalities related to systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension or who have a family history of eye disease require periodic eye examinations. The frequency of these examinations depends on the age of the individual, the specific condition, and the likelihood of finding abnormalities on examination.
A comprehensive eye examination can detect disease that can potentially threaten your vision at a stage where the disease can be treatable or even curable.
For more information on general ophthalmology visit Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
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