How often do I need an eye test?
Most people should get an eye test every 2 years.
However, if you have underlying medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke or nerve-related conditions, then it’s wise to get your eyes checked every year.
Annual or more frequent eye tests may also be recommended if you are over 65, already wear glasses or contact lenses or have eye conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment or cataracts.
What’s involved in an eye test?
A comprehensive eye test takes about 40 minutes and involves:
Exploring your medical history – some conditions can affect your eyes
Asking whether you’ve noticed any changes in your vision
Checking your eye health by:
Taking retinal images to look at the back of your eye
Testing for glaucoma and macular degeneration
Measuring the pressure inside your eyes
Examining the outer surface of your eyes
Seeing how your eyes react to light and movement
Checking your eyesight by measuring:
How well you can see at various distances
Whether you can see colours correctly
Whether your eyes are working together properly (known as binocular vision testing)
Prescribing corrective glasses or contact lenses if necessary (have fun choosing a pair afterwards!)
Advising you on how to care for your eyes.
What if more testing is needed?
If your eye test identifies a concern about the health of your eyes, we may need you to come back for another appointment or refer you to an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for further investigation.
How much does an eye test cost?
It depends a little on your needs and situation.
$25 (a routine part of every comprehensive eye test)
Bulk-billed for Medicare card holders
Private fee for non-Medicare patients
Privately billed but discussed with you in advance
What if I need glasses?
If your eye test shows changes in your vision, we’ll give you the right prescription and help you choose a great set of frames.
Picking out your new specs can be a lot of fun. New frames are a great way to express yourself, try out a new look, or refresh your image.
We stock a wide selection of contemporary frames and, if you need something a little different, we’ll source it for you.
If you accidentally break your glasses in the first year, we’ll replace them free of charge because your peace of mind matters to us.
With a 2-year guarantee on your frames and free lifetime servicing, you really can’t go wrong.
Why choose Eyecare Plus Karalee?
You get so much more than an eye test when you come to Eyecare Plus Karalee. You get a thorough examination of many different aspects of your eyes’ health and an accurate assessment of your vision.
We work closely with local GPs, making us a key part of your care team if you live with a condition like diabetes.
As your local, independent optometrist, we provide a level of personal service that you won’t find anywhere else.
We address your clinical needs based on our best judgement rather than being limited to the options on a drop-down menu set by head office.
We offer a wide selection of frames and can source the ones you’d really like, especially if you need non-standard measurements.
Our 5-star promise guarantees you peace of mind.