COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS
All eye exams are conducted thorougly and run for approximately 30 minutes.
A typical consultation will include prescription testing (for distance and near), anterior and posterior eye health assessment. Eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and macula degeneration can be detected through these routine eye examinations.
Some useful links to access further information regarding eye disease can be found below:
- Glaucoma Australia : https://www.glaucoma.org.au/
- Macula Disease Foundation : https://www.mdfoundation.com.au/
- Cataracts and other eye diseases : http://www.visionaustralia.org
Every person should have their eyes checked at least every 2 years, as many eye diseases are treatable if detected at an early stage. More frequent follow ups may be necessary for children or people who are glaucoma suspects, diabetics and contact lens wearers.
RED EYES & EYE INFECTIONS
Crystal Eyecare Optometrists are qualified to treat red eyes and ocular infections and are also able to prescribe therapeutic drugs.
Patients with Diabetes (Type 1 or 2) require mydriatic drops to dilate the pupils for more thorough testing at least every 12 months. Diabetic patients are therefore asked to not drive for 2 hours after the consultations and to bring sunglasses along with them to the consult. A full eye report is also written and sent to the GP and a free retinal photograph will be taken and kept on file for our records.
VISUAL FIELD EXAMINATIONS
Our Medmont visual field machine is designed to detect peripheral visual field defects. This is a necessity in the detection and monitoring of glaucoma and also in assessing the suitability to drive a vehicle. While it is a specialised test, we still cover it under Medicare.
CHILDREN'S VISION TESTING
Most parents are unaware that it is extremely important to have their child's eyes examined every 12 months. Kids who have eye problems generally will go undetected as they do not complain and compensate for the visual disability. Telltale signs may be watching television too closely, squinting their eyes, having a head turn or simply blinking a lot. At Crystal Eyecare were are equipped with specialized charts and equipment to test children from the age of 6 months. If vision training is required we will discuss this with you further in the consultation.
CONTACT LENS FITTINGS
Our optometrists will discuss with you the appropriate contact lens type for your needs. These may range from disposable soft contact lenses, conventional to rigid gas permeable lenses. A proper contact lens fitting, tuition and after care will be carried out to ensure you are confident in using the lenses and how to care for them. Cosmetic colour lenses are also readily available following the necessary contact lens consultations. We carry most lenses in stock so you can pick them up on the spot without waiting for the order to come in.
Our Optometrist will discuss with you the appropriate myopia control options that is suitable for you, and/or your child to slow down the progression of myopia (short-sightedness).
Slowing down myopia is important as high myopia has an increase risk of serious eye disease such as retinal detachment, glaucoma and myopic macular degeneration.
These options include Low Dose Atropine, Hoya MiyoSmart Spectacle Lenses, MiSight and Naturalvue Contact Lenses. These options are all based on scientific evidence.