The most important thing you can do to preserve your eyesight is to visit your eye doctor for regular checkups. Like the rest of your body your eyes will change gradually as you age. However, unlike the rest of your body, the eyes rarely hurt if something is wrong. We'll advise you when it's time to be re-examined. So, don't rely on broken glasses or lost contact lenses to remind you of your next appointment. Follow the advice of experts, have your eyes examined on a regular basis.
At 8 on Second, our expertly trained eye doctors will perform the most extensive eye exam, including vision testing and a thorough assessment of your eye health.Vision testing includes a detailed analysis of your vision status with your present glasses, your contact lenses or simply your eyes. It is the first important step in your examination.
Using advanced equipment, we will do a series of lens tests to determine if you need glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision.
If you need a correction, not only can we make you see better, in many cases we can enhance your academic, occupational or recreational performance.
All complete examinations include an eye health assessment with a technique called ophthalmoscopy. This procedure allows the doctor to examine the internal structures of the eye. With this scope the doctor is able to see the optic nerve, retinal blood vessels and the retina in general.
In addition to cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, many systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes show up here.
We also perform a painless procedure, called tonometry to measure the pressure inside your eye or intraocular pressure (IOP). This test is important in the detection of glaucoma.
We have introduced the latest digital imaging to our practice in an effort to provide you with the most comprehensive eye health examination.
This test will take a picture of the back of your eye, the retina, and allow your doctor to detect any problems early. Certain diseases can show up in the retina; like, diabetes, high blood pressure, nerve damage to name a few.
Digital retina photography detects and monitors early sight-related problems that would otherwise go unnoticed.
At 8 on Second, we are equipped with the most advanced digital technologies for cutting and finishing any kind of lenses for eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Our in-house cutting lab is where craftsmanship and innovation come together to deliver precise vision and ultimate confort. Indeed, while the actual lens cutting and shaping is automated, careful attention to details ensures optimal control and accuracy.
Plus, our on-site lab enables us to provide a same-day service for many prescriptions.
Our goal in contact lens fitting is achieving the "3 sees"—that is the patient sees well, the contact lenses feel well and the eyes look well. In a nutshell, the contact lenses must provide clear, crisp vision, feel comfortable and not compromise oculovisual health. We are comfortable fitting those patients who have high astigmatism, dry eyes, need bifocal lenses, or need contact lenses for cosmetic purposes. Please call to arrange appointment to see if these are suitable for you.
The advantages of purchasing contact lenses from our clinic are:
It is important to establish proper fit and good hygiene from the onset.
A proper fit requires several visits which include:
Follow-up visits to monitor ocular health relative to contact lens wear and to finalise the fit by a licensed doctor of optometry.