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About Your Eye Test

A routine eye test in our office requires approximately 45 minutes. Optometrists refer to eye tests as subjective refraction. That is, it relies on your responses to let us know if we have the correct prescription. Here at Boneham Optometrist we are aware of this and are careful not to rush you, so you have enough time to give the correct response.

Recently we purchased a state of the art, automated refractor head. This has many new features compared to the old system which has helped us make our refraction that much more accurate.

During your examination a health history will be taken. It is important for you to provide all information, regardless of how insignificant you might think it is.

Tests related to the following are are all part of a complete examination:

  • Eye health
  • General physical health
  • Clarity of vision (Myopia, Hyperopia,
  • Astigmatism)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Colour vision
  • Focusing ability (Presbyopia)
  • Eye muscle control
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract

and other appropriate areas for each individual.

Following the test, we will carefully explain the results of your testing and discuss our recommendations regarding any needed preventive or remedial care.

During Your Eye Examination

An eye examination is a routine and pleasant experience. Some advice:

  • Don’t worry about making a mistake or giving the wrong answer
  • Don’t worry about your answers contradicting one another
  • Don’t hesitate to say so if you are unable to answer some of the questions
  • Don’t be alarmed if, for a few minutes during the examination, you find your vision getting worse instead of better.
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Common Questions & Answers

Eye Test FAQs

What eyecare services do you provide?

At Boneham Optometrists we provide a wide range of eyecare services ranging from general optometry to treatment of complex eye conditions such as keratoconus.  

Do I need a referral to see an Optometrist

No, you do not require a referral to have a consultation with an optometrist.

What makes Boneham Optometrist's different?

Our practice has been looking after patients since the 1930’s.  We are a family owned and run business.  We keep up to date with the latest techniques, technologies so as to ensure that you are receiving the most up to date management of your eye conditions.  Our optometrists are involved in the edcuation of other optometrists and have presented locally and internationally at conferences.

What are the primary eye conditions you treat?

We treat the common visual problems that you will encounter.  Shortsghtedness  (not being able to see in the distance), Longsightedness (harder to see up close), Presbyopia ( an over 40’s condition when it is harder to read up close.

We also have advanced technologies to check for signs of macula degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts, dry eye disease and keratoconus. 


Is there warranty on frames and lenses?

We offer the warranty on all frames and lenses in accordance with the individual supplier. Regular wear and tear is not covered under warranty.

What equipment is used during the consultation?

We use the latest technologies during your eye test.  In 2021 we updated to the latest OCT. This allows us to detect and monitor glaucoma and macula degeneration and other conditions seen in the back of the eye.  Also in 2021 we updated to the latest OPTOS machine which allows us to screen for retinal detachments and other anomalies in the peripheral retina.  As we are a contact lens practice we have a topographer that maps the shape of the eye so that we can more accurately fit contact lenses.  For those with complex eye shapes we use SMap 3D technology to allow bespoke contact lens fitting. 

How much does the eye consultation cost?

This depends upon the complexity of your eyes.  In a regular consultation there is a private fee of which medicare covers a part of the cost.  We will also do an Optos image which will be charged.  Depending on your history or condition we may need further imaging which will attract a charge.  

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