Adult eye examination
Askew Eyewear in Stoke Newington advises you to take an eye examination regularly
Eye examinations take about 30 - 45 minutes. We don't just test for long or short-sightedness. We use advanced instruments to test for astigmatism, the distance between your pupils, your visual habits, even the way your eyes move around.
You end up with lenses that are an individual fit for you and provide you with the clearest vision.During an adult eye exam, the optometrist or ophthalmologist will typically start by reviewing your medical history and any vision concerns you may have. They'll then assess your vision by having you read letters on a chart from different distances.Next, they'll examine the health of your eyes using various tools and techniques. This might involve checking the pressure inside your eyes, assessing the surface of your eyes with a microscope called a slit lamp, and dilating your pupils to get a better view of the retina and optic nerve.The resident optometrist (Mai, AJ, Joanna ) may also test your eye muscle movements, peripheral vision, and depth perception. At the end of the exam, they'll discuss their findings with you, prescribe corrective lenses if necessary, and recommend any further treatment or follow-up appointments if needed
Did you know 70% of people follow NHS advice and get their eyes tested every two years?
Are your eyes healthy?
Your eye examination is an important health check too. We will check your eyes to see if there are indictions of other medical conditions. We will be looking for things like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration. Your eyes will also show the effects of other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
We are also able to offer an additional check on the helaht of the eyes called an OCT 3D Scan. This is an advanced check on the health of the eyes which is similar to an MRI of the eyes.