- Blood pressure problems.
- Thyroid disorder.
- Blood disorders.
- Neurological conditions.
Your Eye Examination will take approximately 30 minutes and afterwards the optician will discuss with you the best ways to satisfy your optical requirements according to you lifestyle. This may include not only differing designs of spectacle lenses and frames, but also contact lenses and sunglasses.
Because Fundus Photography is a highly specialised form of medical imaging, it can’t be done with an ordinary camera. It requires a customised camera that is mounted to a microscope with intricate lenses and mirrors. These high-powered lenses are designed so the optician can see the back of the eye by focusing light through the cornea, pupil and lens. The patient is asked to stare at a flashing light so the eyes are still while the optician is taking the pictures, the patient will see a series of bright flashes. The entire process usually takes just a few minutes.
Usually a good image can be obtained without the use of eye drops but occasionally they are necessary to make the pupils big enough to obtain the best results. These drops smart only slightly and your pupils will go back to their normal size in about 4 to 6 hours. While your pupils are dilated it is advisable not to drive as sunlight can appear more dazzling than normal and sometimes the drops can make your near vision slightly blurry, again the effect wears off after a few hours.
This screening is important to detect early changes to the retina caused by diabetes. These changes have no visual symptoms and can only be treated if detected early.