Comprehensive Eye Check-Up
Did You Know?
“80% of all vision impairment are avoidable” – World Health Organisation (WHO), 2018
A comprehensive eye check-up is a detailed and thorough eye assessment that covers from the front part until the back of the eye. The aim is to ensure that the eye is healthy. It is advised that you undergo a comprehensive eye check-up at least once in a lifetime, especially if you are above 40 years old or have a family history of ocular disorders.
This is important as there are eye diseases that cause silent blindness where the early symptoms are too subtle to be noticed.
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Step by Step
Of Your Comprehensive Eye Check-Up
Multiple diagnostic assessments on the front segment of your eyes
Multiple diagnostic assessments on the back segment of your eyes
Intraocular pressure (IOP) test
Visual field test
Refraction, visual acuity (VA) test and consultation session with our clinical optometrist
Consultation with our consultant ophthalmologist
The Importance of
Comprehensive Eye Check-Up
To ensure overall ocular health
To proactively detect early signs of eye diseases in asymptomatic patients
It is the primary step before any treatments or procedures
“Prevention is better than cure.”
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends for individuals to get their eyes screened at the age of 40 and have an eye check-up every one to two years depending on your condition. It is crucial to detect eye diseases early as prompt treatment can help preserve your vision.
FAQ on Comprehensive Eye Check-Up
Q: What is a comprehensive eye check-up?
A: A comprehensive eye check-up is a thorough examination of the eyes and visual system to assess vision, eye health, and detect any potential eye problems or diseases.It is also essential to have your eyes evaluated for suitability prior to any eye treatment.
Q: How often should I get a comprehensive eye check-up?
A: It is recommended to have a comprehensive eye check-up at least once every two years for adults without any eye conditions or risk factors, especially for individuals above 40 years old. However, individuals with existing eye conditions or certain risk factors may require more frequent check-ups as advised by their eye care professional.
Q: What does a comprehensive eye check-up entail?
A: A comprehensive eye check-up typically includes various tests and evaluations, such as visual acuity assessment, refraction to determine prescription for glasses/contact lenses, examination of eye alignment and movements, evaluation of eye pressure, assessment of peripheral vision, and thorough examination of the external and internal structures of the eye.
Q: Why is a comprehensive eye check-up important?
A: A comprehensive eye check-up is crucial for maintaining healthy vision and detecting early signs of eye diseases or conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and others. Early detection allows for timely treatment and management of these conditions, potentially preventing vision loss.
Q: What should I expect during a comprehensive eye check-up?
A: During the check-up, you will likely have your vision tested using an eye chart, undergo various painless tests to assess your eye health, have your pupils dilated to allow for a more thorough examination, and discuss any concerns or symptoms with your eye care professional.
Q: How long does a comprehensive eye check-up take?
A: The duration of a comprehensive eye check-up can vary, but it generally takes around 2-3 hours (including dilation), depending on the specific tests and evaluations required.
Q: What should I prepare for a comprehensive eye check-up?
A: It is advisable to bring your current glasses or contact lenses, a list of any medications or eye drops you are using, and any relevant medical or eye health history. It is also helpful to have a list of questions or concerns to discuss with your eye care professional. It is advisable for someone to drive you home as part of the examination involves dilating the pupils, and this may cause glaring that leads to discomfort when driving.
Q: Can a comprehensive eye check-up detect health issues beyond the eyes?
A: Yes, a comprehensive eye check-up can sometimes reveal signs of systemic health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, and certain cancers. Changes in the blood vessels, optic nerve, or other structures in the eye may provide important clues to an individual’s overall health.