At Tokyo OpticiansWe recommend to you have an Eye Examination at least once in year, or more frequently as the Condition demands . There are many different ways to test your eyes; our Opticians select the tests most appropriate for you. The Eye Examination not only provides an accurate assessment of your ability to see, but also analyses the general health of your eyes - and can result in early identification of other eye problems related to systemic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
|1. Visiting the Opticians
Our customer data base executive makes sure that your confidential customer record is accurate and up-to-date. On your re-visit we will be able to retrieve your old records for the reference, then our Optometrist analyzes / Diagnoses the ocular Condition accurately in shortest possible time and comes up with the Advise/Prescription.
|2. About your health and lifestyle
The optometrist/optician asks questions about your health, your family's health, your work and your lifestyle. It is very important to have a clear understanding of your vision needs, especially if a specific problem is the reason for your visit.
|3. Vision Tests
Vision tests measure your ability to see details at near and far distances, and evaluate your ability to see different colors. The tests usually involve reading letters or looking at symbols of different sizes on vision charts. Usually, each eye is tested separately.
Objective Refraction is a test that measures the eyes' need for corrective lenses. It is usually done after a Vision test. Refractive errors, such as Short Sightedness, Long Sightedness and Astigmatism occur when light rays entering the Eye can't focus exactly on the retina at the back of the eye. This causes diminished vision. Refraction is done as a routine part of an eye examination for people who already wear glasses or contact lenses, but it will also be done if the results of the other visual acuity tests show that your eyesight is below normal and can be corrected by glasses.
The Auto Refractometer is an Automatic Machine which takes an electronic measurement of how well your eyes focus and gives a reading / approximate prescription for the optometrist to use.
|5. Using the ophthalmoscope
The optometrist uses an ophthalmoscope to examine the retina at the back of the eye, including the blood vessels and the front of the optic nerve. This important test can detect changes which can indicate diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure. The optometrist darkens the room and sits quite close to you, while he shines a bright light into each eye in turn using the ophthalmoscope. The light may leave shadows on your vision, but these soon fade
|6.The slit lamp
The slit lamp is a powerful, illuminated microscope that is used to examine the Anterior segment of your eyes - the cornea, Conjunctiva, sclera, iris, anterior chamber and the lens - to check for the abnormalities.
|7. Discussing your needs
The optometrist will try to answer your queries during the eye examination, and will explain his findings. If he considers that you would have clearer vision with a change of prescription or new glasses, he will explain why and recommend the best options.8
|8.Choosing your glasses
After your eye examination, your optometrist will pass on his findings and recommendations to a dispenser, who will help you to choose your new Pair of Spectacles.