General Examinations

For patients without complaints we recommend a comprehensive eye examination on a two yearly basis. If you are over 40 or have a family history of eye disease such as glaucoma, screening is recommended annually.
After your doctor / optometrist perform the necessary tests you will be informed about the results and recommendations. During the examination, that takes about 30 minutes, we will instill dilating eye drops, which may cause stinging sensation for a few seconds. These drops may cause a slightly blurred vision for 2 to 6 hours, and the focus may be restricted, so driving should be avoided immediately after the test.

A comprehensive eye examination includes: 

  • Visual impairment, visual disturbance examination
  • Glasses / contact lens review and prescription
  • Computerized eye test: a computerized refractometer measures the refraction of the eye
  • Slit-lamp examination: microscopic examination of the front part of the eye, at different zoom levels
  • Measuring eye pressure without touching the eye (non-contact) or with conventional contact measurement
  • Topography: this special diagnostic tool performs the precise analysis of the anterior segment of the eye. The test takes a few seconds, without touching the eye. The measurement results are extremely important before laser vision correction surgeries and for the diagnosis of certain diseases of the anterior segment
  • Analysis of the deeper parts of the eye during pupil dilation
  • Cataracts control
  • Microscopic scan of the vitreous body of the eye and the fundus with lens attachments and ophthalmoscope
  • Examination of the fundus with indirect binocular ophthalmoscope
  • A and B-scan ultrasonography: before the cataract surgery to select the power of the IOL. It is an important tool to examine the posterior segment of the eye and the orbital diseases as well
  • Contact pachymetry: this equipment is used to measure the thickness of the cornea, which is a vitally necessary data prior to laser eye surgeries and for examining glaucoma patients
  • Tear film evaluation: this is important before any kind of refractive surgery to predict the degree of dry eye after the surgery
General examinations