Who can come to us for eye screening?
- Anyone from children to seniors.
- General eye screening to detect eye diseases.
- Renewal of driving license.
- Colour vision test required by some schools or some employers.
- Pilots who require an annual eye screening to renew their license.
Why is eye screening important?
Eye screening enables early detection of potentially sight-threatening eye conditions. Many eye conditions go unnoticed in their early stages. It may be too late for treatment when your vision becomes affected. Remember to include eye tests when you go for your regular health screening.
Screening tests help detect eye diseases that may not yet be noticed by you. These screening packages are not for those who already have an illness on follow-up with an eye doctor. Early detection and timely treatment of these conditions can often prevent any permanent vision loss.
This is especially important if you have:
- High short-sightedness of more than 600 degrees (-6 diopters)
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Family history of eye conditions such as glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration
Take care of your eyes. Have your eyes checked today.
Things to take note:
- Please bring your glasses during your appointment.
- You are advised not to wear your contact lenses for the screening.
- We will use eye drops that may temporarily blur your vision. Therefore screening will take about 2 hours to complete.
- You are also advised not to drive after the screening
A list of tests that can be done:
Tests for distance vision using a Snellen chart or Sheridan-Gardiner cards (for children) and near vision using an N-notation near test chart.
Checks the eye pressure for basic glaucoma screening.
Measures the refractive power of your eyes using a computerised device.
Tests the refractive power of your eyes for the prescription of spectacles. Refraction with cycloplegia is a similar test for young children whereby their ciliary muscles (eye muscles) are relaxed by eye drops to obtain a more accurate reading. If you are wondering whether your spectacle power has increased, do bring along records of your previous spectacle power from your optometrist if you have them.
Detects abnormalities such as corneal diseases and cataract by performing a detailed bio-microscopic examination of the front part of your eyes.
Red reflex examination
Screens for abnormalities in the ocular media such as cataract and retinal diseases.
Retina & optic disc evaluation
A detailed examination of the back of your eyes to detect diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.
Measures the corneal thickness of your eyes using a computerised device.
Detects squints (misaligned eyes) which may cause amblyopia (lazy eyes).
Dry eye evaluation
Checks for the presence and the severity of dry eyes, a common eye condition in computer users, contact lens wearer, post-LASIK patients and elderly.
Amsler grid test
Screens for abnormalities or distortion in the macular area responsible for central vision.
Heidelberg Retinal Tomography III scan
Three-dimensional imaging of the optic nerve head using an advanced computerised equipment.
Humphrey Visual Field
Detects visual field defects in advanced glaucoma using a computerised instrument.
Optical Coherence Tomography scan
Three-dimensional imaging of the retinal nerve fibre layers around the optic nerve head using an advanced computerised equipment.
Ishihara colour vision test
Checks for colour vision defects.
Ocular motility evaluation
Evaluates eye movement abnormalities associated with squints (misaligned eyes), nerve and muscle diseases.
All the packages include consultation with our Senior Eye Doctor.