Education has the potential to change individuals’ lives and fuel social transformation. There is a strong link between students’s health, including their visual health, and the quality of their learning and achievements at school. This, in turn, affects children’s future quality of life and economic productivity. School eye health programs provide a unique opportunity to deliver comprehensive eye health services to school-going children.
This is a low budget program organised by primary eye care professionals in a community of target, during which members of the community receive free eye examination, glasses and drugs. Appropriate referral to a consulting optometrist is also done, when any eye condition which requires more clinical investigation is detected.
Safe driving begins with a vision screening test. One of the most important things you can do as a driver is to go for an annual driving vision test. This test determines whether your eyesight and peripheral vision meets the required driving standard, to safely operate a motor vehicle. We ensure that your eyes are healthy for the road, so you can drive in safety.
At First Eye Clinic, now Forst Eye Clinic, we pride ourselves in being able to fit a variety of contact lenses from the most popular daily disposable contact lenses to custom-made contact lenses. Many people have been told that they cannot wear contact lenses for various reasons such as they have astigmatism or dry eye. Our optometrist have the knowledge and technology available to almost everyone to wear contact lenses. There is no age limit for wearing contact lenses and anyone who is willing is able to try.
This aspect of visual screening is essential due to the critical relationship between visual activities and job efficiency.
This involves sensitization on occupational visual hazards, recommendations or prescription of protective or correctional devices, initiation of safety programs and the appropriate referral to a consulting optometrist in the event of any detected eye conditions that requires more comprehensive eye examination.
Glaucoma is a chronic, asymptomatic and painless disease condition which gradually and progressively diminish vision, and if not detected early enough, can lead to eventual blindness. It is therefore important to have a screening criteria for this entity, to find patients in their initial stage, because glaucomatous damage to the eyes is irreversible. We have a comprehensive glaucoma screening routine our patients undergo, which helps us to track any possible presence of glaucomatous damage and subsequently work towards halting its effect.
With our computerized technology, our patients are thoroughly screened for all ocular and nano-ophthalmic pathology and any findings are treated appropriately.
Here are some of the advanced equipment we make use of:
COMPUTERIZED VISUAL ACUITY CHART – Easy and convenient chart, which easily eliminates the need for the manual chart. With the click of a mouse, the status of the patient’s visual acuity is determined. The chart allows for isolation, single letters and/or rows and also shapes. Contains charts for children as well as for children.
AUTO-REFRACTION – There is an instrument called the Auto-Refractor. A computer controlled machine which provides an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error in no time.
HUMPHREY’S VISUAL FIELD ANALYZER – A computerized tool used for measuring the human visual field. It is essential in detecting any damage to one’s visual field and equally serves as a confirmatory technique for glaucoma.
FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHER – This tool is used in capturing a photograph of the back of the eye i.e the fundus. It captures the main structures in the fundus such as the central and peripheral retina, optic disc and macula. It affords the patient the opportunity to see first hand, the back of his/her own eyes, especially in the event of any abnormal changes.
SLIT LAMP EXAMINATION – The slit lamp examination is usually performed during eye check-ups, with the aid of the slit lamp biomicroscope. It is used for detecting any diseases or abnormalities in the anterior portion of the eye, which includes the eyelids, lashes, lens, conjuctiva, cornea and iris. It also facilitates examination of the posterior segment of the huma eye. It provides a stereoscopic magnified view of the eye structures in detail, enabling anatomical diagnoses to be made for a variety of eye conditions.
THE PHOROPTER – The phoropter is a common name for an opthalmic testing device. It is commonly used by eye care professionals during an eye examination and contains different lenses used for refraction of the eye during sight testing, to measure an individual’s refractive error and determine his or her eye glass prescription. It is also used to measure the patient’s phorias and ductions, which are characteristics of binocularity.