What happens in an eye test?
During your appointment, you will have a comprehensive sight test. This will include a thorough examination of the front and back of your eyes for any health problems.
The vision test includes the use of a letter chart, which is used to determine how clearly you can see. Different lenses will be placed in front of each of your eyes to enable the optometrist to assess if a prescription is needed and, if so, to fine-tune this.
During your eye health check, your optician will check the condition of your eye’s various structures and may also perform tests to measure the pressure inside the eye. Eye movements and coordination are also checked to ensure that both eyes are working together, which assesses the function of the eye muscles.
Your optician will ask you a number of questions about:
- Your general health and wellbeing
- Any current or previous problems with your eyes
- Any family history of eye problems, as some eye problems can be hereditary