Eye Examinations

The health of your eyes isn’t just about your ability to see clearly.

Your ‘routine’ eye examination should be anything but routine - it could save your sight

Comprehensive eye exams can detect eye health changes, sometimes before you notice them. They can even save your sight. Detect and correct even the slightest irregularity before you even notice it.

Have you noticed a change in your vision recently? Even if you haven’t, don’t assume it’s not occurring. Not all vision changes are noticeable at first. A comprehensive eye examination can detect subtle changes that are crucial to your long-term eye health.

Protecting your vision requires being proactive, and scheduling regular checkups. Vision can change quite drastically in 2 – 5 years. You may not even be aware you have vision issues. The eyes sometimes compensate for vision issues until the scales tip and you start noticing changes. Usually, by that point, you should have been seen 6-12 months earlier. 

It is easier to make corrections or improvements to vision if changes are detected and corrected early. 

Comprehensive Eye Examination:

What is it?

Did you know that not all eye examinations are the same?

The trust you place in us is no small matter. We take eye health seriously, starting with reliable eye examinations.  

There is so much more to a comprehensive eye examination than your field of vision. Most eye diseases and eye health problems don’t have visible symptoms until they are fairly advanced, which means that something can be going on with your eyes without you even knowing about it or experiencing any kind of change in your vision.

Our advanced equipment allows us to take a closer look at the back of your eye and determine exactly what’s happening with your eye health.  The eyes can also be used to detect other health issues.

What types of eye conditions can you screen for?

With a multitude of eye conditions that can range in severity, it’s important to have trusted experts on your side.  By scanning your eyes, our optometrists can detect eye diseases in their earliest stages such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

As a result of accurate eye scans, our optometrists can create a treatment plan based on your needs and monitor your eye health in the future. Whenever we detect a problem that requires specialist attention, we’ll refer you immediately.

What do comprehensive eye examinations check?

In order to give you the best care possible, we use highly sensitive advanced technology that takes a series of scans of the back of your eye.  Our optometrist will be able to see the fine details of the optic nerve, retina, and macula through these 3D scans, allowing for a more precise and advanced eye examination.

Here is some of what’s involved in our eye examinations

  1. Questions about your medical history
  2. Internal eye health assessment, including retina, optic disc, and blood vessels
  3. Slit-lamp examination of the external eye, including the lids and lashes
  4. Colour perception assessment (some general diseases affect colour vision)
  5. Glaucoma assessment including eye pressure test
  6. Visual function assessment
  7. Eye muscle testing to ensure proper coordination and action
  8. Visual field test to check for blind spots caused by eye disease (e.g. glaucoma) or brain damage (e.g. stroke)
  9. Pupil function and response assessment

Please allow for at least 45 minutes for your comprehensive eye examination.

Driver’s Licence

It is important to optimise your vision so you can drive safely. As part of our eye care services, we provide eye examinations to ensure your vision complies with NZTA standards.  Most drivers can reach the standard necessary for safe driving with prescription glasses or contact lenses.

NZ Police Eye Exams

Rototuna Optometrists specialises in providing eye exams for new recruits of the New Zealand Police. Our experienced optometrists are familiar with the specific eyesight test required by the police, and we are well-versed in completing the necessary forms. With our expertise, we ensure that the eye exam results are appropriately recorded on the form, meeting the requirements set by the police department.