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Eye Test Information

Why Eye Exams are Important

Regular eye examinations are extremely important to your overall health and your vision. Everyone wants clear, healthy, and comfortable vision for their entire life. Many eye diseases show no immediate symptoms until the damage is done. Regular check-ups can help detect at early stages - glaucoma, retinal disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cataracts.


Working closely with Medical Specialists

In every region, Torga Optical works closely with selected eye specialists. So, if after having your eyes examined by a Torga optometrist you need to be referred, you will be done so to doctors with whom we work closely.


What you can expect when a Torga Optometrist examines your eyes

The Torga Optometrist will perform several tests on your vision and will screen your eyes for retinal and corneal disorders. The results of your test will be explained to you to give you a better understanding of your eye health and of any prescriptions that are recommended to help make your vision clearer and comfortable to suit your lifestyle and image.


An Examination by a Torga Optometrist includes:

  • Internal and external eye health examination: 
    A Torga Optometrist will conduct an internal and external examination of your eyes which is necessary to detect signs of possible disorders, such as cataracts or retinal problems.
  • Current prescription check:
    An evaluation of your current eyeglass prescription is performed to determine its suitability for your present lifestyle.
  • Visual acuity tests:
    This tests your ability to see sharply and clearly at all distances.
  • Refraction:
    This tests your eye's ability to focus light rays exactly on the retina at a distance and close-up.
  • Tonometry:
    This is a computer measurement of your internal eye pressure to test for glaucoma.
  • Visual coordination:
    This is a test for your eye coordination and muscle control.
  • Focusing ability: This is a test to measure your eye's ability to change focus.
  • Brief education: There is nothing as important as understanding your results and treatment plan suggested by any health pratictioner. Your Torga Optometrist will explain your results regarding your eye health and visual needs


Comfortable and Clear Vision to suit your lifestyle

At Torga Optical, our optometrists will examine your eyes and discuss with you the best visual options to suit the many different lifestyles that most of us have these days. Think of the different visual needs you have when:

  • Using computers
  • Driving both during the day and at night
  • When outdoors
  • Playing sport
  • At the office in meetings, at your desk
  • When reading
  • When entertaining