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Visual Acuity Tests

Among the first tests performed in a comprehensive eye exam are visual acuity tests that measure the sharpness of your vision. These usually are performed using a projected eye chart to measure your distance visual acuity and a small, hand-held acuity chart to measure your near vision.

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Contact Lens Assessment

Eye Health Assessment

In this first appointment you will have an eye health assessment which usually takes around forty minutes to an hour. It is particularly important that the tissue covering the front of your eyes (cornea) is deemed healthy. This is because contact lenses are placed over this area. Contact Lens Fitting Once you're cleared for wearing contact lenses by your optometrist, eye measurements will be taken. After discussing the different options available to you, a particular contact lens will be recommended. This will range from daily disposables, fortnightly wear, monthly wear and extendend wear (sleep-in) contact lenses. You will most likely be provided with a trial set at this point so you can give your new lenses a test run.

Contact Lens Training - Insertion, Removal & Care

Either immediately following your contact lens fitting, or a day or two later, one of your optometrist's staff members will take you through the process of how to insert, remove and care for your contact lenses. This can take some people longer than others to master, however, you can be confident that you won't leave until you're satisfied that you can do it on your own.

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Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma. A complete eye exam includes five common tests to detect glaucoma.It is important to have your eyes examined regularly. Your eyes should be tested: before age 40, every two to four years from age 40 to age 54, every one to three years from age 55 to 64, every one to two years after age 65, every six to 12 months. Anyone with high risk factors should be tested every year or two after age 35.

A Comprehensive Glaucoma Exam. To be safe and accurate, five factors should be checked before making a glaucoma diagnosis: Tonometry, Ophthalmoscopy, Perimetry, Gonioscopy, Pachymetry

Regular glaucoma check-ups include two routine eye tests: tonometry & ophthalmoscopy.

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Screening Color Blind Tests

The most widely used screening test for color blindness is the Ishihara Color Vision Test. The test is named after Japanese ophthalmologist Shinobu Ishihara (1879-1963), who devised the procedure and first published a description of it in 1917.The Ishihara Color Vision Test consists of a booklet, each page containing a circular pattern (or "plate") comprising many dots of various colors, brightness and sizes. The seemingly random colored dots are arranged in such a fashion that a person with normal color vision will see a single-digit or two-digit number within the array of dots, while a colorblind person will either be unable to see a number or will see a different number than the one seen by a person with normal color vision.


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What is vision screening?

Vision screening is an efficient and cost-effective method to identify children with visual impairment or eye conditions that are likely to lead to visual impairment so that a referral can be made to an appropriate eye care professional for further evaluation and treatment.How is vision screening performed?There are a number of methods used to screen a child's vision. The method chosen is largely dependent on the age of the child being screened and the experience of the examiner. Several methods of vision screening are discussed below:

Inspection of the eye, pupils and red reflex This method can be used on children of all ages. At each well child visit, the examiner uses a flashlight to inspect the eyes for abnormality of shape or structure and to detect irregularity in pupil shape. The pupil constricts (become smaller) in bright light and dilates (become larger) in the dark, and both pupils are the same size. An ophthalmoscope is used to observe the red reflex of the eye. The red reflex is a reflection from the lining of the inside of the eye that causes the pupil to look red in photographs. The red reflex should be bright in both eyes and equal.

Photoscreening This is an automated technique that uses the red reflex to identify many types of eye problems. An advantage of this screening is that it is quick and thus useful in very young children. The newest generation of photoscreeners provide immediate information about the eye condition. There may be an extra fee for this testing when performed at a doctor's office. Some community screenings use this method.

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You have to bring a valid Identification document (ID) with. The screening is done free of charge.The law stipulates that everyone renewing their driver's licences must have their vision screened. Instead of waiting in long queues, you can have your screening conducted by an optometrist.This project is conducted in co-operation with and approved by the licensing departments and the national Department of Transport. The screening does not replace a full eye examination. It will, however, reveal any potential problems you may have before you renew your driver's licence.You will receive an official certificate stating that you have had your vision screened by an optometrist. The certificate indicates the condition of your vision and will be accepted by the licensing departments.

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Policy regarding Eyesight Tests and Medical Examinations: All candidates for the Skipper Coastal and Skipper Offshore ≥9m are required to pass the prescribed SAMSA letter and lantern test which are carried out at certain SAMSA offices. (The reason being the portability of these certificates to >25GT vessels and subsequent career paths). All other candidates attempting the examinations as specified in this document are required to produce an eyesight test certificate issued either by a SAMSA office, or an optometrist who is a member of the South African Medical Association.

The test certificate shall be valid for a period of one year. It must state: the date of examination; the name and address of the examining body or organization; the signature of the examiner; whether or not the candidate has passed or failed the lantern (or Ishihara) test specified below; and whether or not the candidate passed the letter test with or without aids to vision.


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Health screening is all about the early detection and treatment of diseases associated with particular occupations. On-site employee health screening services and health surveillance are often the first step in many work site wellness programs.


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