Eye Care for Life - Preservation


Typically for adults 40+ involving screening and predictive analysis of your visual status

Frequency of eye examinations typically 6 months

If you are over 40 you’ve probably noticed changes in your vision. Presbyopia - difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work - is the most common problem for people in this age group. Presbyopia can’t be cured but there are many options available to compensate for the loss of near focussing ability which will give most people clear near vision.It is also at this age that we should begin screening and predictive testing for a number of sight threatening conditions. Early detection, intervention and lifestyle changes now can make a real difference to our vision in later life. 



Adults over 40 may be particularly at risk of the development of eye and vision problems if any of the following exist:
 

  • Chronic systemic conditions such as diabetes or HBP.
  • A family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration.
  • A job in an eye hazardous environment or one which is highly visually demanding.
  • Health conditions for which you take medication, such as high cholesterol, thyroid conditions, arthritis, anxiety or depression.
  • Many other medications, even antihistamines, can also have ocular side effects

 A basic NHS Eye Exam includes: 
  • History and Symptoms
  • Vision Assessment and refractive status
  • Binocular function and ocular balance assessment
  • Internal and external ocular health
  • Supra threshold visual field testing
  • Non-Contact Tonometry 

 In addition we may recommend the following extended clinical procedures: 
  • Automated corneal shape measurement
  • Threshold visual field testing
  • Contact tonometry
  • Retinal imaging
  • Anterior eye imaging
  • Optical Coherence tomography
    • Macular Scan
    • Retinal nerve fibre layer scan
    • Anterior chamber scan
    • Corneal scan
  • Macular Pigment density testing
  • Macular disease predicative testing
  • Contact lens assessment if required
  • Pachymetry
  • Gonioscopy
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