Your Eye Health
Many progressive eye diseases are ‘silent’ in their early stages, so you may not always be aware of the changes occurring within your eyes. At Boroondara Eye Care, we recommend routine eye health assessments as part of your overall general healthcare. This facilitates the early detection, monitoring and treatment of potential eye diseases, which helps to achieve better long-term outcomes for your eye health, as well as maintain optimum vision. Regular assessments are even more important as you age, if you have a family history of eye disease, or if you have a health condition that may also impact your eyes, such as diabetes.
It’s not always a progressive condition that’s causing you problems. You may have an infection (such as conjunctivitis or a stye), inflammation (such as blepharitis), allergies or dry eye, or even ingrown eyelashes (trichiasis) that can also cause the eyes to become irritated.
Whatever your eye health concern, Boroondara Eye Care will tailor a solution to suit each presentation. We will spend the time to discuss your concerns, examine and assess your eyes to determine the best course of action for you and your lifestyle.
Our optometrists are therapeutically endorsed, so if you need an alternative to our over-the-counter eye care products, we will supply a prescription for you to take to your local pharmacy.
With advanced diagnostic tools, our comprehensive eye health checks include the assessment and management of:
- glaucoma, including pressure testing
- age-related macular degeneration
- diabetic retinopathy
- infection or inflammation of the eye
- dry eye
- ingrown eyelashes (trichiasis)
Do I need to see an ophthalmologist?
If it is necessary for you to receive further specialised care, we will discuss your options with you and recommend an appropriate specialist ophthalmologist.
To help provide you the best possible care, we will co-manage your condition with your specialist if required.
How often do I need to have my eyes checked?
While the recommendation is for most people to have a routine eye check every few years, you may be asked to return earlier if you have a condition that needs to be monitored. For example, patients with diabetes should always have a regular eye health check at least every 12 months.
How will I know when I’m due to be seen again?
We will send you a reminder letter when you are due to have your eyes checked – if you would prefer a phone call or text, please let us know. However, if you have any concerns or changes in vision in the interim, please call our friendly team on 9816 4100 to make an earlier appointment.
To make an appointment or discuss any concerns regarding your eye health or vision, call our friendly team on 9816 4100.