Clinical Optometry

 Our eye care professionals provide an eye examination that is not routine for all optometrists.

clinical-optometry

Our Clinical Optometry Experience

All routine examinations at Hansen Optometrists provide the best professional eye-care. We will detect, diagnose and treat eye health and conditions that affect vision. This includes eye health conditions from the front of the eye to very back and even including those that can affect the visual pathways in the brain. If these conditions cannot be treated here, then an appropriate, timely referral is provided.

Other eye conditions that affect visual function will be diagnosed and treated such as Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, Eye turns, Amblyopia (lazy-eye). Spectacles may be the simple solution or there may be more involved treatments such as Contact lenses, Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) or Vision Therapy.

Our eye care professionals provide an eye examination that is not routine for all Optometric outlets. We have a strong grounding in Behavioural Optometry and providing the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies. We look at the whole person and their visual system creating solutions for the best visual function for visually related learning difficulties or appropriated specialised lenses for a sports shooter.

10 reasons for an eye examination:

  • Most eye diseases have no symptoms
  • Family history – Many eye conditions are genetically linked
  • Systemic disease affects the eye – Hypertension, diabetes and chronic diseases often damage the circulation of the eye
  • Prevention is better than cure – Eye disease damage can be permanent. Fortunately many conditions can be prevented if detected an early stage.
  • Environmental concerns – Environmental conditions such as computer use, UV exposure and smoking can all play a role in affecting the human eye and vision system.
  • Vision is our most important learning sense – A child’s learning is 80% visual. Therefore it is highly recommended that all children be seen before 4 years of age to rule out any ocular development problems at an early stage
  • Prescription drugs can affect your eyes – Many drugs can cause side effects or discomfort to the eyes thereby necessitating regular ocular monitoring
  • Contact lens wearers – Contact Lenses can cause subtle changes to the cornea. Contact lenses should be inspected on a regular basis to determine their integrity and wearing safety.
  • Previous surgical patients – Patients who have had Cataract, Retinal or Laser Correction surgery require close monitoring for future changes to the eye tissue
  • Maintain clear, comfortable and efficient vision – The human eye is a finely tuned instrument, a ‘wonder of nature’ that requires expert attention on a regular basis

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