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Eye Examinations - Professional Eyecare

Our eye examinations are carried out by fully qualified optometrists and follow nine step guideline recommended by the NZAO. An eye examination is 45 minutes which includes a retinal photograph and visual field testing screening for glaucoma. These tests utilise the latest technology to help our optometrists in early detection of any eye conditions. Click here to see more information about technology we use to look after your eyes.

Do I Need An Eye Exam?

Childrens eyesight

Short sightedness (Myopia)

Long sightedness (Hyperopia)

Vision after 40 (Presbyopia)

Astigmatism

Eye diseases

Children's Eyesight

As around 80% of learning in children is visual it is important to pick up any problems with your child's vision as early as possible.

Here are some common signs of visual impairment in children:

  • Headaches

  • Rubs eyes

  • Burning or itchy eyes

  • Shuts one eye or tilts head when reading

  • Holds books very close

  • Poor concentration

  • Becomes tired after close work

  • Blinks excessively when doing close work, but not other times

  • Reverses letter or numbers

If your child displays any of the above symptoms, a 30 minute eye exam can identify if he/she is needing glasses. Contact us to book an appointment today.

If you have a Community Services Card, your visit may be covered by Enable funding. See here for more details http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/disabilities/vision-loss/subsidy-childrens-glasses-and-vision-testsl.


Short Sightedness (Myopia)

Short sightedness or myopia is is a condition in which near objects are more clearly seen than objects in the distance. 

For more information see http://www.nzao.co.nz/vision-problems


 

Long Sightedness (Hyperopia)

Primarily Long sightedness or hyperopia is a condition which will cause objects in the distance to be seen more clearly than objects up close. 

For more information see http://www.nzao.co.nz/vision-problems


 

Vision after 40 (Presbyopia)

Presbyopia is a condition where the eye gradually loses its ability to focus, thus making it difficult to see near objects. This a normal age related process which affects everyone typically from 40 years onwards. 

For more information see http://www.nzao.co.nz/vision-problems


Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition which affects the shape of the eye, the curvature is more similar in shape to a rugby ball than a soccer ball. This means that some direction of an image are more out of focus than others.

For more information see http://www.nzao.co.nz/vision-problems


Eye Diseases

 

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in those aged over 50. ARMD causes a gradual loss of central vision. We need central vision for detailed tasks such as reading and driving. 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the main cause of preventable blindness in New Zealand. It is usually associated with raised pressure within the eye but can occur in eyes with normal pressure. Glaucoma or 'the silent thief of sight' is a progressive eye condition that causes damage to the optic nerve resulting in permanent vision loss. Usually, by the time you recognise any changes in your vision, it is too late. Glaucoma that is caught early can often be treated and any further damage prevented. 

Cataracts

Normally the lens of your eye is clear, as a cataract forms the lens clouds and can cause impairment of your vision. Most cataracts are related to ageing and is therefore more common in older people. 

Often when the cataract begin to affect your vision and lifestyle, you may need cataract removal surgery, which in most cases, is a safe and effective procedure.

Diabetes

When you have been diagnosed with diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, one of the most important things you should do is get your eyes checked. The delicate blood vessels and light sensitive cells of the retina at the back of the eye can be affected by changes caused by diabetes thus leading to a condition called diabetic retinopathy. 


Technology

Digital Retina Photography

 

Digital Retina Photography Lowes and Partners

We also have digital retina photography which provides a permanent record and benchmark of the health of the back of the eye.

Such techniques are essential particularly if you have a personal or family history of conditions such as diabetes, vascular disease or hypertension and similarly in ocular conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

These two conditions are associated with the normal ageing process. Early detection improves the outcome. The sooner it is discovered the sooner any treatment can begin leading to a better result for the client. 


Computer Visual Field Analysis

This procedure enables us as never before to very accurately and reproducibly measure the sensitivity of peripheral vision. This is important because disease may affect our peripheral vision first and we may easily miss the early warning signs.

Field analysis, in common with retinal photography, enables the detection of conditions of which otherwise we may have been unaware and hence allows for early referral for specialist care and a better outcome. 

Lowes & Partners strongly advise clients to have regular eye examinations, including tonometry to measure the pressure in the eye, computerised screening of peripheral vision and photographs of the eye.


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