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Comprehensive Visual Examination
Done by an optometrist, a comprehensive visual examination evaluates and examine not only your vision but also the health of your eye. Included in the comprehensive visual examination is the tonometry measurement and a fundus photo. Tonometry measurements is done to determine the pressure inside the eye. Fundus photography is a quick and easy method to obtain a digital image of the retina (the inside nerve layer of your eye). We can keep this on record to compare the retina photos with your next examination.
We supply a wide variety of spectacle lenses prescribed to fit your visual needs, single vision, accommodative lenses, bifocal and multifocal lenses. We do soft contact lens fittings using the latest technology on the market.
Even if you see clearly, a routine eye examination is still recommended to assess and evaluate the health of your eyes.
A comprehensive visual examination is recommended for all school children. It is important to know that your child, from Grade R, can see clearly and that the eyes can comfortability focus on the school task.
The demand on your child’s visual system increase and changes with each school year. The print size in the books gets smaller and the number of hours needed at close working distance to complete the homework increase. Longer hours are spent on computers and digital devices which can result in eye fatigue, focusing problems and headaches.
As most of the information in schools are presented visually, on a board or a projector or in books the ability of the child to process that information quickly and correctly is extremely important. When the child battles to keep everything in focus at distance or near, the visual information gathered can be incorrect. This can result in slow and incorrect coping, reading and falling behind in classwork.
Here are a few signs and symptoms that you as a parent can be on the lookout for:
• Complains about headaches after reading
• Avoidance of close work e.g. reading
• Complains of the words moving on the page
• Frequent loss of place when reading
• Poor eye movements
• Attention problems
There are visual related problems that can be treated with vision therapy. Vision therapy is a series of activities that are individually prescribed for the child’s visual needs. These are only prescribed after a comprehensive eye examination to determine whether vision therapy is an appropriate treatment option. The goal of vision therapy is to develop and improve visual skills and to alleviate symptoms and improve the way the eyes work and focus together.
We practice a series of activities to improve visual skills, alleviate symtoms and improve the way the eyes work and focus together.
Iridology is a non-invasive diagnostic technique where the pigmentation, texture, patterns and rings of the iris of the eye are examined in detail to gain an indication of the overall constitution of the patient. Iridology does not reveal disease and does not lead to a diagnosis. It gives you information as to the state of your body. The iris displays just like a television screen, every single stimulus from the body that the brain receives. The different areas of the iris are linked to different organs of the body through the nervous system, so that markings in any particular part of the iris can give information about the past and present health of the linked organ. You can gain information to approach your health in a proactive manner. Any change in the body’s function, or any disturbance in homeostasis can be observed and interpreted.
HEALTH STATUS = Physical Inheritance + Environment (Diet, Lifestyle) +Emotional / Spiritual factors + Age.