What do you know about Primary Eye Care Examination?

Written by: editor Mar,20 2012 16:24 PM

What do you know about Primary Eye Care Examination? Primary eye care examination includes a vision and eye health examination. This examination is designed to detect a wide range
of problems affecting vision function such as blurred vision or eye discomfort.

Who can you seek for a Primary Eye Care Examination?

Well, a qualified optometrist or optician can perform the primary eye care examination accurately. At the same time, they can give a proper consultation on the best way to solve the patient’s eye health problems.

What usually will a qualified optometrist or optician do?

i.               Check patient’s refractive error accurately.

ii.              Determine which type and material of ophthalmic lens to be dispensed.

iii.            Determine which type of frames (full frame, rimlon or rimless) to be dispensed.

iv.            Check the suitability for the patient to use spectacles or contact lens or both.

What age is recommended for Primary Eye Care Examination?

Normally children can start to go for an eye exam from the age of 7. If parents detect any abnormality in children at a younger age, they can bring them to a qualified Eye Care Practitioner.

Children and adults who have no symptoms and are risk-free should have their eye checkup once every 2 years. But special care and attention are needed for children below the age of 7 years old who have symptoms and risks. Symptomatic children of these ages are advised to go for an eye checkup at least once a year. This is extremely critical as this is the period where the eyes are still developing.

What are tips for taking care of our eyes?

i.               Regular eye check up by qualified optometrist or optician.

ii.              Proper diet (vegetables, fruits and fish) to maintain good vision.

iii.            Make sure lighting condition is sufficient enough when watching television or doing work, so that we do not strain our eyes.

iv.            Wear quality UV protected sunglasses when going out under the sunlight to ensure proper protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun that may cause Cataract and Age Related Macular Degeneration.

v.              Take supplements such as vitamin A to help maintain good vision.

vi.            Ensure that the spectacle lenses are of the latest corrected prescription and are also in good condition. Wearers need to change them if it is not so.

vii.           Do not smoke as this can hasten development of Cataract and Age Related Macular Degeneration.



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