Eye Exams

Preparing for Your Eye Exam and Keeping Your Optometrist Informed

After booking an appointment with one of The Centres’ optometrists, there are several things that you can do to better prepare you and your optometrist and to make sure that your eye exam is smooth, efficient, and gets you the results that you need.

Maintaining Quality Vision

First, think about your vision. Do you think your sight has gotten any better or worse? Are there any particular irritations to your eye that you might be experiencing? Are you experiencing any trouble driving around during the day or night? It is important to consider the state of your eyes since your last visit with an optometrist and to bring all pairs of glasses, prescription sunglasses, and contact lenses that you currently use to your exam so that your optometrist can compare your previous vision needs with your current needs.

Be sure to know which products you use to clean your contact lenses and the procedures that you follow when cleaning your lenses.

Second, be ready to tell your optometrist about your health and the health conditions of your immediate and extended family. If there is a history of glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes, cataracts, or any other tendency toward physical illness in your family, letting your optometrist know about these illnesses will help your optometrist during the eye exam and also help to create a treatment plan that is best suited for your eyes.

Third, if your Vision Centre deems it necessary, your pupils may have to be dilated during your eye exam in order to proceed with evaluating the quality of your vision.

Dilating your pupils will make them more sensitive to light and may also make your vision blurry or foggy, so it is important to bring sunglasses if you know that your pupils will need to be dilated and also to give yourself a minimum of two hours after dilation for your pupils to return to their normal size.  However, The Centres also offer leading-edge Optomap® Retinal Imaging as a screening tool that can take digital images of the inside of your eye (retina), in most cases without dilation.  Please ask about it when you arrive!

Lastly, be sure that you arrive well rested, fed, and prepared, because the more accurate and concise your answers are during the eye exam, the more effective the exam will be.

The Centres' expert team of optometrists look forward to giving you the best vision you've ever had

Quality and Convenient Contact Lenses

Whether to correct vision problems such as Astigmatism, Myopia (near sightedness), Hyperopia (farsightedness), or Presbyopia (inability to focus on close-up objects, usually after 40yrs of age) contact lenses remain a popular method of vision correction among those needing corrective lenses. This is because contact lenses are flexible and convenient, since they can be easily removed and need very little storage space. The Vision Centres offers services for contact lens fittings as well as UV protective, colour, and multifocal contact lenses.

Designer Glass and Frames

Leading the Las Vegas Valley in Frames and Style

The Vision Centres carry all of the top lines of frames for everyday use or for high fashion. With designers such as Chrome Hearts, Tom Ford, Fendi, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gucci, Judith Leiber, Oliver Peoples, and Oakley, the Vision Centres maintain a complete array of designer frames and designer sunglasses at affordable prices in our Las Vegas, Henderson, and Summerlin locations. The Vision Centres are also one of the only private practices with a full-service surfacing laboratory to ensure fast work at the best quality.

Choosing the Right Frames for Your Eyeglasses

Wearing eyeglasses is a decision that combines fashion and function, and just like clothing or hair styles, your glasses make a firm statement about you. The days of being embarrassed to wear glasses are long over. Celebrities, models, and fashion designers can all agree that something as small as having the right frames for your glasses or sunglasses can make a big statement about you.

Current Trends in Designer Frames

For men, the current trends for frames are geared towards thin, rectangular frames with dark, solid colors or glassy textures.

For women, plastic frames have always been a dominating trend in fashionable frames. The current trend in frames for women are bright colors and detailing on the edges and sides of the frame.

For designer sunglasses, aviators are a consistently effective style for men, while larger, more decorative designer sunglasses are in vogue with women.

With their years of experience and knowledge, The Vision Centres’ staff are there to help select the right frames for your particular needs. 

Comprehensive Eye Exams: Optometrists Brisbane will provide you with a cutting-edge evaluation utilizing the latest technology to determine the most accurate prescription for glasses or contact lenses as well as evaluate the overall health of your eyes. Early detection of eye disease is important in prevention of damage and future loss of vision.

Optometrists Brisbane Eye Care Services

Optometrists Brisbane Cataract Co-Management: A cataract is clouding of the natural lens in your eye. Once cataracts develop, it usually takes years to significantly affect your vision. When this happens, there are surgical options that can help restore your vision and Optometrists Brisbane can help co-manage your care post-operatively with your ophthalmologist.

  • Diabetic Eye Exams: Patients with Diabetes are more likely to develop eye problems including retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma and double vision. It is essential that diabetics monitor and control their blood sugar levels under the care of their primary care physician. Over time, diabetes can affect the blood circulation to your eye and can cause retinopathy. Diabetics can significantly reduce eye complications with annual eye exams to evaluate and monitor your retinal health.
  • Glaucoma/ Macular Degeneration Testing: Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. Macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. People with family history of glaucoma and AMD are at greater risk. Having annual eye exams is the best way to determine if you have these diseases.

Contact Lens Exams: We evaluate the shape and curvature of your eye to identify the most appropriate contact lens for you. Optometrists Brisbane has extensive experience fitting all types of contact lenses including soft, multifocal, and rigid gas permeable (RGP). We will provide you with a complementary pair of disposable contact lenses and will educate you with the proper use and care of your new contact lenses. We offer Silicone Hydrogel contact lenses, these lenses offer superior oxygen transmission promoting less dryness and greater comfort throughout the day compared to conventional lenses. We carry Acuvue Oasys (Johnson & Johnson), Air Optix (Alcon) , Purevision 2 (Bausch & Lomb) & Biofinity (Cooper) as well as many others.

Digital Retinal Image: We offer the latest technology by Canon to provide you with a digital image of your retina allowing us to fully evaluate your retinal structures in greater detail than traditional methods. This also helps us monitor your retina for any changes including glaucoma, diabetes, and hypertension.

Red Eye Evaluation/Foreign Body Removal: Optometrists Brisbane is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease. This includes treating your red or pink eye and foreign body (i.e., metal, debris, etc) removal. Causes of eye irritation varies, it includes infections, viruses, allergies, trauma, and dryness. We do a detailed evaluation to identify the cause and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. Call and schedule for an appointment for today.