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What is an eye exam?

 This is a procedure carried out by an optometrist to determine if a patient requires spectacles and if so to determine the correct prescription for him/her.

Our examinations are tailored to your individual needs so if you are experiencing difficulties, our fully comprehensive eye examination will concentrate on finding any vision related problems and give you the appropriate advice or treatment. If there is an inheritable vision problem such as glaucoma in the family will we ensure that this is carefully looked at and arrange further special assessment if this is found necessary.

With the new technology and equipment now available at all our practices, eye examinations are much easier on you the patient; with such advancements it is much easier to detect conditions such as glaucomacataractsAMD (age related macula degenerations).

The eye is the only part of the body where the blood vessels can be seen without surgery.  The optometrist can see the arteries and veins in the retina and may therefore be able to detect signs of vascular problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes.  If any problem is detected the optometrist will refer you to your doctor or specialist for diagnosis.

This is why a periodic comprehensive eye examination is important, even if you do not need spectacles.

During your examination you will:

  • Be asked about your general state of health and about any medication you are taking.
  • Be tested to see if you need spectacles, and if so, what prescription is required.
  • Have the health of the inner and outer eye checked to ensure they are healthy.
  • Receive additional tests for various eye conditions depending on your individual needs.
  • Be asked questions about how you use your sight, i.e. for driving, work, hobbies, sports etc.

It is only through the above detailed history that we can best cater to you individual eye care needs.

An eye examination is an important health check on your eyes, whether you need spectacles or not. Everyone is advised to have an eye examination every two years, or more frequently if recommended by the optometrist.

Regular eye examinations are important because:

  • eye diseases can be detected before affecting your sight
  • early detection ensures prompt treatment
  • any prescription for spectacles stays up-to-date

Come in and see us!

Branch Opening Hours:

Mon: 9:30 – 5:30
Tue: 9:30 – 5:30
Wed: 9:30 – 5:30
Thu: Roscrea
  9:30 – 5:30
Thu: Nenagh/Thurles
  9:30 – 7:30
Fri: 9:30 – 5:30
Sat: 9:30 – 5:30

Nenagh | Roscrea | Thurles

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