Eye Examination Procedures
Depending upon your eye conditions, you will require a detailed eye examination which can take up to 2-3 hours, depending on the number of tests. Please refer to the following procedures that would be required.
Registration (5 minutes)
On arrival you will be asked to fill in a registration card. Please give your complete permanent address with telephone number. After filling the form, the receptionist/nurse will take you to the opthalmologist.
Vision test (10 minutes)
Every patient needs to get a simple eye test done to check the vision level from an eye chart.
Refraction (10 minutes)
A refractionist will place a series of lens in front of your eyes and will ask which looks clearer. This test determines your exact eye power and determines your level of sight.
Preliminary examination (20 minutes)
An eye doctor will carry out an initial examination of your eyes. You need to inform the doctor of any known medical history that you may have.
Blood pressure / Eye tension / Sugar test (30 minutes)
This is only for patients aged 40+, we will check your blood pressure, intraocular pressure and a urine test for diabetes.
Dilation (30 minutes)
The doctor in some cases may ask the refractionist to instill eye drops in the eye. This is to make the pupils bigger in order to get a better view of the inside of the eye. It may take 30 minutes for dilation. You will experience blurred vision for 2 – 3 hours following dilation.
Final examination and diagnosis (5 minutes)
After all the tests have been done, the doctor will carry out a final examination and depending on the results you will be guided to the specialist clinics.