What constitute a ‘Comprehensive eye examination’?

Primary eye care safeguards your health. A comprehensive eye examination might reveal:

•  Defective vision
•  Significant refractive errors
•  Defective colour vision
•  Significant differences in vision between the two eyes
•  Eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and retinal detachment
•  Body diseases that manifest in the eye, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Eye examination – Who needs it?

•  All pre-school children under the age of 5 should have their eyes examined
•  Older children, including teenagers, should be tested annually
•  Highly short-sighted persons should be tested annually
•  Diabetics and sufferers of other chronic illnesses should be tested annually
•  Adults should have eye examinations every one to two years
•  Any unusual visual phenomena, headaches and discomfort in the eyes