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242/21 Darling Street, Balmain NSW 2041 – – (02) 9555 2770

Vision Matters

Your Guide to
Eye Examinations

Learn why comprehensive eye exams go beyond vision checks, providing a thorough assessment of your eye health.


From detecting early signs of eye diseases to assessing visual acuity, these exams are vital for preserving your sight.

Regular eye exams are crucial for maintaining optimal vision and eye health. Here are some signs that it may be time to schedule your next eye test.

  • Blurry Vision: 
    If objects at any distance appear fuzzy or out of focus, it’s a clear indicator that you may need a new prescription or have an underlying eye condition.
  • Frequent Headaches: 
    Recurring headaches, particularly after reading or using digital devices, can be a sign of eye strain or vision problems.
  • Difficulty Seeing at Night: 
    Struggling to see in low light conditions or while driving at night may indicate the need for an eye exam to check for issues like cataracts.
  • Eye Fatigue: 

    Experiencing tired or strained eyes after prolonged activities such as reading, working on a computer, or watching TV suggests it’s time for a professional evaluation.

  • Trouble Reading Small Print: 

    Difficulty reading fine print, especially if it worsens over time, can signal the need for reading glasses or a change in your current prescription.

  • Double Vision:

    Seeing double vision can be a symptom of various eye conditions that require professional attention 

  • Floaters and Flashes:

    Noticing sudden floaters, flashes of light, or dark spots in your vision could be a sign of retinal issues that need prompt examination.

  • Dry, Itchy, or Red Eyes:
    Persistent dryness, itching, or redness can be more than just an allergy or fatigue; they could be signs of an underlying condition that an eye exam can help diagnose.
  • Squinting:

    If you find yourself squinting to see things clearly, it’s a strong indication that you need an updated prescription or further eye testing.

  • Other Changes in Vision:

    Any noticeable change in your vision, whether gradual or sudden, warrants a comprehensive eye examination to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

Why Eye Examinations
Are Essential

Comprehensive eye exams are essential because they go beyond just checking your vision. They provide a thorough assessment of your eye health, allowing us to detect early signs of eye diseases and ensure your eyes are functioning optimally.

Benefits of Early Detection and Intervention

Early detection of eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy can significantly improve treatment outcomes and prevent vision loss. By identifying these issues early, we can implement interventions to protect your vision and overall eye health.

Eye Exam Components

During a comprehensive eye exam at VeyeP Balmain, our optometrist will conduct various tests, including visual acuity testing, refraction assessment, and examinations of your eyes' internal and external structures. Each test helps us evaluate different aspects of your eye health and visual function. A typical eye test takes about 20-30 minutes.

Frequency of Eye Examinations

To maintain optimal eye health, adults should undergo a comprehensive eye exam at least once every two years, regardless of their vision changes. For individuals over 65, annual eye exams are recommended to monitor age-related eye conditions.

Preparing for Your Eye Tests

To make the most of your visit, be sure to bring your current eyewear prescription, a list of medications you're taking, and any questions or concerns you may have about your eye health. Our team at VeyeP Balmain is here to address all your needs.

Choosing a Qualified Eye Care Professional

Selecting an experienced optometrist is crucial for your eye care needs. At VeyeP Balmain, our skilled professionals provide personalised care and exceptional service, ensuring that your eyes are in always in good hands.