Eye Checkup in Best Eye Hospital in Noida
We have a dedicated team of eye specialists committed to provide you with the best possible care to protect your vision. For a routine but comprehensive eye check up make an appointment with one of our consultants.
Frequently Asked Questions
A routine eye check-up usually starts with you submitting your most recent prescription for the Ophthalmologist to check. Or if you are having any problem like blurred vision, pain in eye, etc you can come for direct consultation.
Eye examination takes about 20-30 minutes in which the eye examiner will or the optometrist asks questions about the eyes and your general health. But at times the time depends upon the severity of the patient because some people who are of older age may also suffer from diabetes, glaucoma, or any other ailment which might take longer time.
There are no side-effects to a routine check-up. However, the eye-drops administered to dilate your pupils might not wear off for a few hours, so you might have a hazy vision for the rest of the day.
Getting eyes dilated before the eye test is one of the most important steps for the eye test and once the dilating drops are put into the eyes by the doctor it takes about 20-20 mins for pupils to get wider or dilate. It takes 4-6 hours for most people to return to the normal state.
Due to the eyedrops administered prior to the test, you might have a hazy vision for the rest of the day and hence, not be able to drive yourself home. Depending on how hazy your vision is, you might also need someone to accompany you home even if you are walking or taking public transport. If you are given a prescription for spectacles, you also need to order eyeglasses or contact lenses according to it, as soon as possible.
There is no recovery period for any routine test during an eye-check up. It takes a few hours for your vision to clear up after the pupil dilating medication has been administered during your test. You should be able to see clearly and get back to your daily routine 3 – 5 hours after the test.
There is no alternative to a routine eye test, however, you can decide which additional tests you want to opt for.
Understanding Routine Eye Testing
- Children should undergo routine eye examinations once a year, especially if he or she complains of symptoms such as headache, tired eyes or inability to see the blackboard clearly.
- Glasses for children should be made of shatterproof plastic or case hardened material. Children should wear their prescribed glasses constantly.
- Any pre-school child with a squint (eyes appearing to be crossed) needs to be urgently examined by an ophthalmologist.
- Adults should have their eyes tested completely every one to three years.
Regular eye check up is useful in detecting
- Cloudy, fuzzy, fogging, or filmy vision
- Changes in the way you see colors.
- Problems driving at night because headlights seem too bright
- Problems with glare from lamps or the sun.
- Frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription.
- Double vision or multiple images.
- Better near vision for a while only in farsighted people.
- If you are 40 years of age, or have a family history of glaucoma you should have your eyes tested regularly. See your eye doctor to arrange a test.
- If you have glaucoma, regular eye tests for pressure and the visual field, and taking your eye treatment properly can prevent blindness.
- An eye with marked changes of diabetic retinopathy can have good vision and be totally free of symptoms.
- Hence it is important for all diabetics to undergo regular eye check-up including retinal examination through dilated pupils especially for people who have been diabetic for a number of years.
- It is also true that diabetes is often detected in a person, when some changes of retinopathy are seen on routine examination of the eye.
- If you notice the sudden appearance of light flashes, or if you suddenly notice a large number of floaters, you should visit your ophthalmologist immediately to see if your retina has been torn.
- Myopes (near sighted persons), aphakics (people who have undergone cataract surgery), those with a family history of retinal detachment are more prone to developing retinal degeneration, holes and tears, and subsequently retinal detachment. These groups of patients must undergo regular and thorough retinal examination by indirect ophthalmoscopy.
How To Use Eye Drops - Given By Doctor
- First, wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
- Check you have the correct bottle, and make sure you know which eye the drops are to go in.
- Stand in front of the mirror, sit in a chair, or lie down, which ever is best for you.
- Take the top off the bottle, lean your head back, and look up at the ceiling.
- Pull down your lower eyelid and squeeze a drop into you eye, taking care not to ouch the eye with the tip of the bottle.
- Close your eyes for 2 minutes, and wipe gently with a clean tissue, if necessary.
- Put the top on firmly back on the bottle and put in a safe place.
- Finally, wash your hands again.
- Do not share your drops with anyone else.
- Bottles of eye drops should only be used for four weeks after opening.
- It may help to write on the label, the date you open the bottle.
- It may also help to identify different drops by sticking a colored label on the bottle.
- Your drops can be kept in the fridge but do not freeze them.
- You can get more drops on prescription of your eye doctor.