Eye & Glasses Optometrist
When was your last time you did your eye check up? I am not surprise to find out that many of the youngsters never have their eyes examine before. However, there are so many cases where adolescents have visual problems or even worst diagnose with eye disease at a very young age. There goes the saying, “Prevention is better than cure”. Today, I would love to share my personal experience with my readers on how to have a better “Vision” in life.
Owning a talent agency and also a model myself, I have been working hard lately to keep up with the demands in life. No doubts that staring at my laptop and smartphones has been implemented in my daily routine for as long as 7 years until today. Living in this era where iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, iPhone X and maybe iPhone “S” coming out soon, everyday, I wake up with a fatigue and super dry eyes and yet I have no choice but to look good in front of my clients and always stay alert at work. I am also use to reading and watching videos under dim light and that forces my eyes to work harder than usual as they strain to focus on tiny words.
Lucky enough, I came across this clean and blueish catchy logo “Eye & Glasses Optometrist” on Facebook a few days ago. They provide a complete set of eye examination in just 45 minutes which include all possible eye problems that can be prevented. Eyesight is one of the crucial parts in my life that is so valuable in helping me to sustain my senses. I can’t imagine losing my eye sight at such a young age. Having said that, I decided to drive all the way to Penang to pay a visit at this legendary Optometry shop at Jelutong, Penang! (not forgetting to grab some delicious cakes, chicken rice and O-jien along the way! 😛 )
Before going into all the jargon and terminologies which will probably scares you off, I want encourage every single individual to at least go for an eye exam no matter how healthy you think you are. Even the healthiest person may be blind one day without taking care of their eyes. As we get older, age-related eye conditions are more likely to crop up. Look out for common eye symptoms like :
- Sore, tired, burning or itching eyes
- Watery or dry eyes
- Blurred or double vision
- Sore neck, shoulders or back
- Distorted lines
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling that you cannot keep your eyes open
Oh, did I forget to mention this? Eye examination doesn’t hurt at all ! 80% of the blindness can be prevented by eye examination regularly. By now, you might be so eager to go for a eye examination but hold on a second, where should I do my eye examination?
If you google up the best Optometrist in Kuala Lumpur, you will get them in private Hospitals or Sunway Medical which could cost you a pretty penny! Why not pay a visit to this small and cozy shop in Penang managed by a couple. They provide the most comprehensive eye examination (not the usual eye power examination) first time in my life. Now, let me have the honor to bring you through the Correct and Proper Eye Examination Process :
Mrs. Chong or I call her Mary, the professional Optometrist will need to understand your eyes conditions from the Inside Out. There are total of 13 different eyes examination steps to go through before determining your eyes condition correctly.
1. Visual Acuity
Purpose – To measure how much you can see for both distance and near.
2. Colour Vision Test
Purpose – This test consists of different pseudo isochromatic plates; it is possible to check if you are suffering from some form of red-green colour deficiency.
3. Stereopsis Test
Purpose – To measure your ability to distinguish depth that usually happened if both your eyes properly functioning.
Purpose -This is what you normally tested before making a new glasses; it is to find out your manifest refractive error.
5. External Ocular Muscle Assessment
Purpose – To examine the function of eye muscles.
6. Corneal Keratometry
Purpose – To measure your corneal curvature. Corneal topography, also known as photokeratoscopy or videokeratography, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye.
7. Intraocular Pressure Measurement
Purpose – Intraocular pressure is an important aspect in evaluate the risk of glaucoma. If the pressure is high, it indicates the risk of glaucoma, if it is too low, it indicates the risk of eyeball rupture.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is vital to good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye.
8. Anterior Eye Assessment
Purpose – Eyelid, lacrimal system, conjunctive, cornea, pupils and anterior chamber will be checked for any abnormalities.
9. Crystalline Lens Assessment
Purpose – To detect opacity in crystalline lens (cataract).
10. Dry Eye Assessment
Purpose -To measure your tear quantity and quality if you are suffering from dry eyes problem.
11. Fundus Assessment
Purpose – To view the eye’s interior, allowing assessment of the retina and optic nerve head.
12. Blood Pressure
Purpose -To measure your blood pressure during eye test is important because untreated high blood pressure will also affect eyesight.
13. Blood Glucose Test
Purpose – It is able to give you a clue about your blood glucose level and to detect diabetes earlier.
Besides the comprehensive eye examination and other eye care products such as glasses and contact lens, Eye and Glasses Opometrist is also the ONE AND ONLY Optometry clinic that provides low vision aids in Malaysia.
Most people develop low vision as a result of eye conditions due to macular degeneration disbetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, and stroke. When conventional spectacles, medical treatment and surgery can no longer help, low vision aids are the key ways to make the most of remaining vision functional and regain visual independence.
Low vision is uncorrectable vision loss that interferes with daily activities. It may be present as light sensitivity, loss of field of vision, or distorted vision. It is always a shock to learn that your vision loss cannot regained. Instead of getting depressed over the issue, let us learn how to prevent it or adapt to it if it happens to us. Low vision does not include complete blindness.
Low vision aids are usually for partially blind people. The condition varies depending on the degrees of sight loss. These low vision aids are to help those people for rehabilitation purposes. The owner of Eye and Glasses Optometrist was kind enough to show me some of the sample of low vision aids.
The handheld Video Magnifier projects vibrant images and crystal clear text. It bring the important details back into focus at anytime and anywhere you need it. It is easy to flip-out and able to freeze the images for fast reading with no blur. There are 3 types of models mainly RUBY, RUBY HD, and RUBY XL HD.
On the other hand, the Portable Video Magnifier is designed for your lifestyle. It provides brilliant image quality in a compact and portable design. It is lightweight and foldable for easy transport. You are also able to customize into high-contrast colors and save it to your SD card. Enjoy the freedom of independently reading and viewing details in home, office, classroom, or on the go!
Ms. Chong, the knowledgable, skillfull and experience optometrist made my entire session a truly educational one. I felt like studying the whole course in an hour. (luckily I am still awake)!
“You never know how you look through other people’s eyes.”
EYE & GLASSES OPTOMETRIST
Address : No. 9-G, Vantage Point, Jalan Lenggong, 11600, Jelutong, Penang.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone : +604-2828161
Handphone : 013-5959100
Business Hours : Tuesday to Saturday 10am-8pm
Website : https://www.facebook.com/eyeandglasses/
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