Posted: Feb 09 2021

Having regular eye tests is important for everyone, young and old. We recommend having an eye test every two years if you’re under 65 years old, and every year if you’re over 65. But if you notice any changes in your vision, no matter how small, you should see one of our optometrists as soon as possible.

Even if you have perfect vision you should still get your eyes tested regularly, especially if you have a history of eye disease in your family.

If you’re experiencing any of the following you should book an eye test as soon as possible:

  • Can’t see clearly when looking into the distance, such as driving or watching television
  • Have difficulty reading
  • Get headaches when reading or working on a computer
  • Experience any eye pain or discomfort
  • Experience any vision problems when wearing your existing glasses.'

Our optometrists carry out detailed and meticulous eyes tests to determine whether your eyes are in the best of health. Our eye tests also include free retinal imaging for our members.^

When you have an eye test at Health Partners Optical, your optometrist will run a series of simple, non-invasive tests to:

  • Check your vision
    Checking your distance, intermediate and near vision and determining which combination of lenses will provide you with the best vision.
  • Check for damage to the eyes
    Checking the outer surface of the eye for any UV damage, scarring or abnormalities that can affect your vision.
  • Check for signs of eye disease
    Using the latest in optical technology such as digital retinal imaging# and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans, your optometrist can detect eye diseases and conditions in their early stages including:
    - Cataracts
    - Macular degeneration
    - Glaucoma
    - Diabetic Retinopathy
    - Retinal tears/detachment
    - Ocular cancers.
  • Help identify possible health disorders including:
    - High blood pressure
    - Diabetes
    - High cholesterol.

^Free retinal imaging only available for Health Partners members, and only if eligible for a full Medicare eye examination.

#In some instances, we’re unable to take a Digital Retinal Image due to the condition of the eye. Your optometrist will advise you if this is the case.

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Members get FREE digital retinal imaging with their eye tests.^

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If you’re worried about your eye health book an eye test today. Early detection is vital in treating any eye condition.

Posted: Feb 09 2021

Disclaimer

The information contained here is of a general nature and does not take into account your personal medical situation. The information is not a substitute for independent professional medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or used for therapeutic purposes. Should you require specific medical information, please seek advice from your healthcare practitioner. Health Partners does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them.

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