Eye Care with Digital Retinal Photography
Digital Retinal Photography uses high-resolution imaging systems to capture images of the inside of your eye. This helps to assess the health of the retina and to detect and manage eye conditions and disease. The main structures that can be visualized on a Digital Retinal photo are the central and peripheral retina, optic disc, blood vessels and the macula.
When should i get an eye test?
We recommend a test if you have any of the following symptoms:
Headaches, nausea or dizziness after visual concentration
Crossed or turned eyes
Blinking or eye rubbing after visual concentration
Dislike or avoidance of close work
Placing head close to book when reading or writing
Squinting while looking at the TV or driving
Poor night vision
Difficulty reading small print
Difficulty adjusting focus between near and far objects.
How Often Should You Have Your Eyes Examined?
It is important to have your eyes examined regularly. The sooner eye health and vision problems are discovered, the sooner you can be helped.
For most people we recommend an annual eye test. Some ocular conditions like diabetes, glaucoma and cataract require more frequent assessment. Our optometrists will discuss these ongoing care requirements with you.
Colour blindness (colour vision deficiency, or CVD) affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world. In Australia this means that there are approximately 1 million colour blind people (about 4.5% of the entire population), most of whom are male.
There are different causes of colour blindness. For the vast majority of people with deficient colour vision the condition is genetic and has been inherited from their mother, although some people become colour blind as a result of other diseases such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis, or they acquire the condition over time due to the ageing process, medication etc.
Our testing equipment includes the Ishihara test for screening and the Farnsworth D-15 test for determining type and severity.
If you have concerns that yourself, or your children, have colour vision problems then book an eye test and we’ll find out. Even if you’ve been told that your colourblind and would like to find out more (ie type and severity) then feel free to come in.
The macula is the central part of the retina, the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.