GOALS OF YOUR VISION ASSESSMENT CONSULTATION?
Your vision assessment consultation is important. It allows us to confirm and identify the presence of all eye health issues. It also allows us to:
- Provide adequate time for comprehensive discussion
- Understand the risks of surgery and expected course of recovery
- Set expectations with regards to vision options; e.g. IOL choice for Cataract Surgery
- Explore, understand and clarify your functional vision goals post-treatment
- Schedule convenient date for your surgery
- Finalise paperwork including informed consent if proceeding with surgery
HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT GO FOR?
We understand your time is precious and therefore we strive to run an efficient, friendly and organised clinic.
As a new patient, you can expect to be at the practice for approximately two hours in total.
Your appointment typically commences with you meeting one of the expert clinical optometrists or technicians, who will perform preliminary testing and administer dilating eye drops.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ALONG WITH ME?
For your initial consultation, please assist the administration team by bringing the following:
- Referral letter from your General Practitioner, Optometrist or Medical Specialist
- New Patient Registration Form and Privacy Information & Consent Form
- Current pair of glasses
- Medication list
- Results of any investigations or tests relevant to your eye condition
WILL I BE ABLE TO DRIVE AND/OR GO BACK TO WORK STRAIGHT AWAY?
In most cases, your pupils will need to be dilated with special eye drops in order for a thorough eye examination to be carried out.
This means that for approximately 3 hours after your pupils are dilated, your eyes will be sensitive to bright light and your vision blurred, meaning reading or computer work will be difficult.
Driving a vehicle is unsafe until the effects of the drops have worn off.
It is suggested that you bring a pair of sunglasses for you comfort whilst outside in daylight, after you leave the clinic