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  • Comprehensive Eye Test

    Whether you’re experiencing vision problems or just want to check if your eyes are healthy, our eye tests can help you get some answers. 

    Our team of New Zealand optometrists will perform a comprehensive assessment of your vision, eye muscles, and look for any signs of eye conditions like blurred vision, hyperopia, cataracts, and more. 

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  • What is a Comprehensive Eye Test?

    Our comprehensive eye tests are actually a series of tests to evaluate your eye health and function. The purpose of an eye test is to determine if you need glasses, contact lenses, or another form of treatment to correct your vision. 

    Our optometrists will ask you about your medical history and any vision problems you may be experiencing. Then, they’ll evaluate your vision, eye-muscle function, individual optic structures, and overall eye health.

    Eye Tests at Curtis Vision

    What to Expect
    Before we perform any physical examinations on your eyes, we must first develop a full vision profile. We’ll ask you questions about your:

    • Immediate vision needs
    • Current health & comfort levels
    • Previous or ongoing medical conditions and medication
    • History of injuries or infections
    • Family history

    Types of Tests

    Preliminary Testing

    • Eye pressure test
    • Visual field screening
    • Retinal photography
    • Pupil function and response
    • Eye muscle movement and coordination
    • Eye power and speed

    Note: Some preliminary tests may be performed by one of our optometry assistants.

    Optometric Examination

    • Refraction - test the power of the eye to determine long-sightedness, short-sightedness, astigmatism, and/or presbyopia
    • Slit-lamp assessment - visual assessment of the eye including the
      • Area around the eye - eyelids, lashes, and other surrounding skin
      • Surface of the eye - cornea and conjunctiva
      • Inner eye - lens, retina, optic nerves, macula, and blood vessels
    • Colour perception - for first time patients or those suspected of retinal or optic nerve disease
    • Dilation - eye drops are used to temporarily widen the pupil, allowing more light to enter, giving your optometrist a better view of the inside of the eye.  This is done as standard practice on all people aged over 65, new patients aged over 45, or as otherwise required.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I schedule my eye test online? 
    Yes! Schedule your eye test online at any of our Christchurch-area locations using our booking link

    What do my results mean? 
    20/20 vision is defined as “normal” vision. 20/40 means you are near-sighted. 40/20 means you are far-sighted. Your optometrists will discuss any other diagnoses directly with you. 

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  • We recommend that you have a routine comprehensive eye examination every two years to ensure your eye health and that any necessary optical correction is updated or provided for your daily needs.  Request an appointment for a comprehensive eye examination today!
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