visual assessment

At the end of a visual assessment, we will have a prescription to either supply spectacles or contact lenses. If you need spectacles, we also determine what type of lenses you will require. We provide you with guidance on frame selection, ensuring that your frame compliments your choice of lenses.

The visual assessment forms the basis of any optometric practice and this is also where it starts for you as our patient.
The comprehensive examination includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Determining your refraction and spectacle prescription
  • Ocular health screening and evaluation of any diagnosed or referable ocular disease as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and macular degeneration to name a few. We have two state of the art Huvitz Fundus cameras and an OCT (Optical Coherence Tomographer) that can pinpoint retinal disease. We also keep a record to compare progress over the years to come should the condition show signs of deterioration.
  • Tonometry (glaucoma test): measure the intra-ocular pressure of your eye (you also qualify for extra Discovery Vitality and Multiply points if you are over 60 years of age)
  • Dry eye screening
  • Contact lens fitting and assessment
  • Colour vision
  • Stereopsis (depth perception)