Choice of the method of sight correction after an eye examination
The gift of sight is remarkable and probably the most important of human senses. It is the capability of the eyes to focus and detect the images of the world around us. Partial or complete loss of vision is one of the biggest tragedies in life, and eye defect cause many problems in everyday life. That is why taking care of your eyes should be a matter of cause, but it often isn’t taken seriously. Eye defects and diseases don’t hurt, even if they are advanced. Eyesight impediments are often compensated by an increased effort of our brain, but at the expense of crisp, clear view, concentration, quick tiredness and headaches. Eye diseases, such as cataracts and glaucoma develop secretly without any obvious symptoms.
It is also crucial to have your eyes regularly tested and to follow the qualified specialist’s recommendation, if there will be any sight defect discovered. Never do it on your own! You shouldn’t make your own decision about appropriate glasses by buying them on a market stall or ordering contact lenses on the Internet.
Buying eyeglass lenses is not an easy task. Before the specialist chooses for you the best method of sight correction and glasses or contact lenses, there must be many complicated examinations performed. This requires specialized medical equipment, including stereomicroscope called also slit lamp. So called “computer-assisted” eye examination does not enable precise measurements, so it only gives the specialist preliminary information about your eye condition. Here you can find a summary list of tests and procedures carried out by a specialist: background survey, observation, verification of eye dominance, finding anomalies in binocular vision, identifying of eye adjusting and convergence points, visual field verification, examination of eyeballs and pupils, measuring the intraocular pressure inside your eyes, testing your colour rendition, corneal topography, analysis of eyesight fixation, measuring phoria and many others according to patient’s needs.
As you can see by buying glasses on a market stall or ordering contact lenses on the Internet is highly irresponsible and might be dangerous for your health. The specialist will help youcut through the hype about different types of eyeglass lenses and help you choose lenses and coatings that offer the best features and value for your needs.