We go much further than a simple eye test. We provide comprehensive vision examinations including checks for binocular vision function, glaucoma, age-related maculopathy (AMD), cataracts and other ocular disease.

Our practice is well equipped with high technology gear, but we think the most important tools we have are our eyes, ears and brains.  We'll listen to what you have to say, and draw on our experience to offer a solution.

We allow 40 minutes for a full eye examination.  Some of the tests you can expect include:

  • A thorough history, including discussion of your personal and family ocular history
  • Measurement of habitual vision (unaided or with current glasses)
  • Refraction and testing of your prescription at both distance & near
  • Measurement of final visual acuity
  • Checks & measurements of binocular vision function
  • Measurement of intra-ocular pressure (for Glaucoma)
  • Examination of the external eye with a slit-lamp bio-microscope
  • Examination of the internal eye with a fundus lens or ophthalmoscope
  • Digital retinal imaging of the back of the eye
  • A plain language discussion of all our findings, and a recommendation on any treatment

We may recommend additional testing, such as computerised visual field testing to assess your peripheral vision sensitivity, or OCT scanning of the optic nerves and maculae. 

This comprehensive format means you can be assured that all areas of your vision will have been properly assessed, and any problems addressed.

Collecting your glasses & ongoing care

Service from our friendly team is key to making your eyewear so successful.

Glasses need to be fitted properly to ensure they are comfortable. So when your new glasses are ready we have an appointment for fitting your glasses.

We also take the time to explain the care and use of your glasses.

You'll have free after sales service those adjustments and realignments after you've knocked your glasses are at no extra charge, even years down the track.

Optical Coherence Tomography

We are excited here at Adam Optometrists as we can now offer an even higher level of eye examination with the arrival of our Optical Coherence Tomographer or OCT as it is more commonly known.

OCT is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.

This sophisticated scanning system produces highly detailed images of the retina.  It is often likened to an MRI or x-ray of the eye. This procedure is currently the only one that shows in-depth images of the eyes internal structures.  Other procedures only show the surface of these structures.

With OCT, each of the retina's distinctive layers can be seen, allowing us to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. In addition, OCT is often used to evaluate disorders of the optic nerve. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibres and sends signals to your brain, where these signals are interpreted as the images you see. The OCT exam is helpful in determining changes to the fibres of the optic nerve, such as those caused by glaucoma.

To have an OCT scan, you will be seated in front of the OCT machine and will rest your head on a support to keep it motionless. . This procedure only takes minutes and the equipment never touches the eye, so there is no discomfort.

Being the latest in diagnostic technology our OCT provides a synchronised  high quality, high resolution OCT and colour image of your retina in the same area. This means this amazing instrument does 2 things at once, making it quicker and more comfortable for you.

Dilated and Cycloplegic Eye Examinations

Both of these require instillation of an eye drop which relaxes both the pupil and focusing muscles of your eyes. We generally dilate your eyes if your natural pupil size is too small to allow adequate viewing of the back of your eye in order for us to ensure your eye health is optimal.

A cycloplegic examination is carried out on some children, as this provides the most accurate assessment of a child's prescription and doesn't rely on them providing subjective feedback.

Both these procedures result in temporary blurred vision and light sensitivity due to enlarged pupils. A driver is recommended and sunglasses are a good option.

Visual Field Testing

During your eye examination you may  be advised to take a computerised visual field test. Visual field or peripheral vision loss may occur due to disease or disorders of the eye, optic nerve, or brain. The test involves you looking into a screen and pushing a button to signal if you have seen the random light stimuli which appear on the screen and takes up to 30 minutes to complete.

Tailored to you

Our consultations are tailored differently depending on what you need. So please advise our team when booking if you:

  • Have a sore or red eye and need an urgent appointment
  • Wear contact lenses
  • Are a Police recruit
  • Have recently had laser eye surgery
  • Have recently had recent cataract surgery
  • Might need assistance for your wheelchair or walker


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