We go beyond checking your eye power and giving you a prescription. Our eye exam also includes an eye health screening, which aims to detect common eye conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma. Acceptable vision does not always equate to good eye health, as some eye conditions do not present with obvious symptoms until at a later stage.

Here is a guideline on what you can expect when visiting us:

Current prescription and relevant history-taking

– Bring your current glasses along, regardless if the prescription is comfortable or not – this can provide us with useful information. Do also let us know of any issues you are facing with your vision.

Objective Refraction

– This speedy and automatic test is done by a specialised equipment and will generate a reading of the objective power of your eye. All you have to do is to look at an image inside the machine. It’s that easy!


– Along with the Objective Refraction, the equipment also gives us information on the curvature of your cornea, which highlights any corneal astigmatism that you may have. This data can also be useful for contact lens recommendations.

PD Measurement

– Pupillary Distance, or PD for short, measures the distance between the centre of the pupils of your eyes. This is used to best fit the optical lenses of your spectacles to the right position, ensuring good vision and comfort.

Subjective Refraction

– Through using a series of lenses as options and using your response, this test aims to find the most suitable prescription for you. Sometimes, the prescription is altered slightly for better comfort and adaptation. The strongest or clearest prescription is not always the answer!

Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy

– The slit-lamp allows us to look at the anterior (front) of your eye. This interesting device allows us to screen for potential issues such as corneal changes resulting from contact lens wear, signs of cataracts, assess for risk of angle-closure glaucoma by estimating the drainage angle, and observe for indications of dry eyes.

Digital Retinal Photography (DRP)

– A snapshot of the retina, which is an important layer at the back of your eye that gives you your vision, can reveal concerns like glaucomatous damage to the optic disc, leaky blood vessels, and complications arising from diabetes. A digitally powered artificial-intelligence system is used for this screening process, giving rapid results.

For children (7-16 years old)
Between these ages, increase in myopia is usually a concern. We recommend regular checks, at shorter intervals should myopia be increasing rapidly. Additional tests may be conducted to screen for other issues too, such as:
– Cover Test: eye-turns, also known as squints, can be discovered using this test.
– Ocular Motility Test: this checks the eyes alignment at different gazes, screening for issues with eye muscle imbalance.
– Colour Vision Test: Reading numbers off Ishihara test plates gives us information on any deficiency in red-green colour perception.

For mature adults (40-50 years old)
Presbyopia usually starts to be of concern at 40 years old, where the accommodation or focusing power of the eye is reduced, manifesting itself as difficulty in reading or near work while wearing a prescription for distant vision.

For the silver generation (above 50 years old)
– Amsler Test: A grid-like image, held about 12 to 15 inches away, is used to test the central 10 degrees of your visual field. If you have a history of AMD, a copy of this is free for you to bring home for monitoring – daily on each eye.

These tests are not meant to be complete and comprehensive, but serve as a screening tool only. If you are consulting with an eye doctor or specialist, you should continue with your visits with them, as visiting us may not be an appropriate substitute for your eye condition. If you have specific concerns about your eyes or health, you should follow up with the appropriate eye care or healthcare professionals as required.