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What Should I Expect from My First Eye Test?

July 22, 2021
Posted By: Envision Optical
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Eye tests are an essential part of keeping your eyes healthy and your vision clear. During your eye test, your optometrist will not only check your vision to see if you need glasses but will also check for signs of developing eye disorders and conditions. 

In most cases, we recommend an eye exam for our Gold Coast patients every two years. However, if you’re at higher risk for eye problems, we will likely recommend a yearly eye exam

Your First Eye Exam at Envision Optical

When you visit us for your first eye exam, you can plan for it to last between half an hour and 45 minutes. Over the course of your appointment, we’ll perform several eye tests to gauge the health of your eyes and your level of vision. 

You can expect:

  • A discussion of your optical needs, overall physical health and medical history
  • An evaluation for common eye disorders, including glaucoma, cataract, lazy eye, macular degeneration, keratoconus, and other issues

We’ll also discuss any problems you may have with itchy or dry eyes, headaches or other issues that may be eye or vision-related.

At some point during your visit, your eye doctor in Tweed Heads or Burleigh Water will also perform a vision assessment. 

During a vision assessment, we check:

  • Your ability to focus
  • Fo colour vision
  • Your eye muscle control
  • For blurry or double vision
  • For vision clarity
  • For light sensitivity

If we notice any present or developing vision problems during your exam, one of our optometrists will discuss their findings with you and any potential treatment options we can use to correct or manage the problem. 

Eye Doctor Near Me in Burleigh Waters

Our experienced optometrists, Andrew Bowden, Cassie Baan and Nicole Arnold, provide exceptional comprehensive eye health care to patients at Envision Optical. In our welcoming eye clinics, we enjoy helping our patients improve their vision and achieve excellent eye health using both curative and preventive treatments. We treat entire families, and we hope you will place your trust in us. 

We invite you to reach out to our friendly team to arrange your first eye exam in Tweed Heads or Burleigh Waters.