Optometry Service Proposition

Optical Coherence Tomography

Eyecare Eyewear is proud to offer Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanning in both Chinchilla and Dalby.

OCT has become an essential tool for non-invasive analysis of the front and the back of the eye. It greatly assists in the diagnosis and management of problems such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Optical Coherence Tomography​

Optical Coherence Tomography

Eyecare Eyewear is proud to offer Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanning in both Chinchilla and Dalby.

OCT has become an essential tool for non-invasive analysis of the front and the back of the eye.

It greatly assists in the diagnosis and management of problems such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma. It has become an indispensable tool in the early detection of structural abnormalities for the various other ocular conditions.

Additionally, it allows ongoing precise progression analysis of the changes that occur as we get older and / or with eye disease.

Ocular Photography

The Eyecare Eyewear optometry team has developed skill and expertise with the use of our photographic testing equipment.

This includes both an anterior and posterior eye photography system and data storage and retrieval system.

Ocular Photography​

Ocular Photography​

The Eyecare Eyewear optometry team has developed skill and expertise with the use of our photographic testing equipment.

This includes both an anterior and posterior eye photography system and data storage and retrieval system.

The benefits of this equipment include the ability for patients to see problems previously only described by optometrists and accurate documentation of ocular findings.

Retinal photography is also accepted as superior to other forms of screening for diabetic retinopathy or damage to the back of the eye from diabetes.

Corneal Topography

Patients with challenging contact lens fits and orthokeratology are regular users of the Eyecare Eyewear corneal topographer.

Corneal topography is an imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea (front surface of the eye).

Corneal Topography ​

Corneal Topography ​

Patients with challenging contact lens fits and orthokeratology are regular users of the Eyecare Eyewear corneal topographer.

Corneal topography is an imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea (front surface of the eye).

This three-dimensional map can assist in the diagnosis and management of a number of eye conditions, and is an invaluable tool for assessing the fit of contact lenses.

Automated Perimetry

Peripheral vision is of vital importance in assisting the visual system to accurately locate and centre visual attention.

Losses in peripheral vision can occur due to disease processes such as glaucoma, diabetes and stroke.

Automated Perimetry​

Automated Perimetry​

Peripheral vision is of vital importance in assisting the visual system to accurately locate and centre visual attention.

Losses in peripheral vision can occur due to disease processes such as glaucoma, diabetes and stroke.

Eyecare Eyewear is equipped with automated perimeters that are highly effective at detecting and monitoring visual field losses.

Visual field analysis is an integral part of comprehensive examination for patients with or suspected of having such pathologies.

Myopia Control

It is very common for patients to experience worsening of distance eyesight when prescribed visual correction options that don’t adequately take into consideration the effect of a prescription on the entire back of the eye.

Myopia control refers to an approach to prescribing with a goal to slow the progression of this near-sightedness.

Myopia Control ​​

Myopia Control ​

It is very common for patients to experience worsening of distance eyesight when prescribed visual correction options that don’t adequately take into consideration the effect of a prescription on the entire back of the eye. Myopia control refers to an approach to prescribing with a goal to slow the progression of this near-sightedness.

There a 4 categories of myopia control, all of which are available at Eyecare Eyewear.

These include: orthokeratology, multifocal soft contact lenses, multifocal spectacle lenses and prescriptions for atropine eye drops.

While not immediately problematic, the control of progressive myopia is very important. Vision threatening complications such as glaucoma, cataract and retinal detachment are much more common for patients with myopia in later life.

Corneal Topography

Patients with challenging contact lens fits and orthokeratology are regular users of the Eyecare Eyewear corneal topographer.

Corneal topography is an imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea (front surface of the eye).

Corneal Topography

Corneal Topography ​

Patients with challenging contact lens fits and orthokeratology are regular users of the Eyecare Eyewear corneal topographer.

Corneal topography is an imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea (front surface of the eye).

This three-dimensional map can assist in the diagnosis and management of a number of eye conditions, and is an invaluable tool for assessing the fit of contact lenses.

Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology (Orthok) or Corneal Refractive Therapy involves the gentle re-shaping of the front surface of the eye.

This is achieved with overnight wear of a rigid contact lens to produce clear vision once the lens is removed.

Orthokeratology​

Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology (Orthok) or Corneal Refractive Therapy involves the gentle re-shaping of the front surface of the eye.

This is achieved with overnight wear of a rigid contact lens to produce clear vision once the lens is removed.

The process is completely reversible; therefore the retainer lens is required to be worn several times a week overnight to maintain clear vision throughout the day.

Eyecare Eyewear has the latest technology, equipment and expertise to enable the design and monitoring of custom orthok lenses.

Orthokeratology is currently most suitable for mild to moderate myopic (short-sighted) and mild hyperopic (longsighted) prescriptions.

However, the Eyecare Eyewear Optometry team also have extensive experience with this modality of vision correction for more complicated refractive corrections.

Research has confirmed the benefits of orthokeratology with the reduction of myopic progression and stabilisation of binocular vision disorders in children.

Therapeutic Management of Eye Disease

The last decade has seen many advances in the profession of optometry in Australia.

One of the most significant has been the therapeutic management of eye disease.

Therapeutic Management of Eye Disease

Therapeutic Management of Eye Disease

The last decade has seen many advances in the profession of optometry in Australia.

One of the most significant has been the therapeutic management of eye disease.

The Eyecare Eyewear Optometry team has the ability to organise therapeutic prescriptions of eye drops for a range of conditions such as: ocular surface foreign bodies or acute trauma, glaucoma (ophthalmologic co-management), eye infections and ocular allergies

Speciality Contact Lens Fitting – Keratoconus & Astigmatism.

With the help of the latest technology in corneal mapping, the Eyecare Eyewear optometry team can create a custom contact lens to fit almost all prescriptions.

Keratoconus is a condition that causes thinning of the cornea (front surface of the eye) resulting in a cone-like shape instead of the normally round shape. As the condition progresses, vision becomes more distorted and cannot be improved with spectacles alone.

Speciality Contact Lens Fitting – Keratoconus & Astigmatism.

Therapeutic Management of Eye Disease

With the help of the latest technology in corneal mapping, the Eyecare Eyewear optometry team can create a custom contact lens to fit almost all prescriptions.

Keratoconus is a condition that causes thinning of the cornea (front surface of the eye) resulting in a cone-like shape instead of the normally round shape.

As the condition progresses, vision becomes more distorted and cannot be improved with spectacles alone.

In most cases a rigid gas permeable lens can be custom designed to provide optimal vision correction.
Astigmatism is a common condition where the optical power of the eye varies depending on the angle of light passing through it resulting in blurred vision at all distances. It is usually due to the cornea (front surface of the eye) being irregular in shape.

The contact lens options for astigmatism can include soft and rigid contact lenses.

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy is a structured activity based program that aims to develop or rehabilitate vision skills.

This is achieved by improving body and spatial awareness and more specifically the eye movements, focusing and convergence abilities.

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy is a structured activity based program that aims to develop or rehabilitate vision skills.

This is achieved by improving body and spatial awareness and more specifically the eye movements, focusing and convergence abilities. Vision therapy helps people of all ages improve their visual skills and visual information processing abilities.

Vision therapy usually requires once a week office visits where the patient works with the optometrist or vision therapist on the required activities.

There are also activities provided to practice and perfect at home.

Vision Information Processing Assessments

A vision information processing assessment is designed to determine how well we understand what we see.

These skills are vital for learning and if not well developed may lead to learning difficulties. The skills that are assessed include:

Vision Information Processing Assessments​

Vision Information Processing Assessments

A vision information processing assessment is designed to determine how well we understand what we see.

These skills are vital for learning and if not well developed may lead to learning difficulties. The skills that are assessed include:

  • Visual spatial skills – self-awareness, right and left knowledge, direction concept
  • Visual analysis – the ability to analyse visual information and identify similarities or differences
  • Visual motor integration – the ability to plan movement in response to visual stimulus
  • Visual memory – retaining and recalling visually presented information
  • Visual auditory analysis – correlating visual with auditory stimuli
  • Visual sequential analysis – pattern recognition and recall information in the correct order
  • Visualisation – the ability to create a mental picture of patterns, words or ideas. The results identify the specific visual skill deficiencies of the child so that an appropriate vision therapy program may be designed.

Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye is debilitating, chronic condition that often requires ongoing treatment with a phased management approach including both conservative and more intensive management strategies.

Conservative management includes: sunglasses, ocular lubricants, warm compresses, eyelid cleansing foam, dietary supplements and advice relating to blinking.

Dry Eye Treatment

Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye is debilitating, chronic condition that often requires ongoing treatment with a phased management approach including both conservative and more intensive management strategies.

Conservative management includes: sunglasses, ocular lubricants, warm compresses, eyelid cleansing foam, dietary supplements and advice relating to blinking.

More intensive strategies include: Blepharosteam and meibomian gland expression. Our optometry team is experienced with all these treatments.

We understand the frustration that can be caused by dry eye and how much your quality of life can be improved by adequately addressing this problem.

Pre and Post-Operative Care

The trusting relationship that we have with our ophthalmologic colleagues extends to assisting with pre and post-operative care.

For those patients who are unable to stay or return to Toowoomba or Brisbane after recent surgery, the Eyecare Eyewear optometry team is happy to provide surgically related assessments and advice on prescribed medications.

Out of Office Optometry Consultations

As part of a full scope family optometry practice we are happy to travel to consult with patients who are less mobile.

The Eyecare Eyewear Optometry team currently provides such services at our local nursing homes. 

Out of Office Optometry Consultations ​​

Out of Office Optometry Consultations ​

As part of a full scope family optometry practice we are happy to travel to consult with patients who are less mobile.

The Eyecare Eyewear Optometry team currently provides such services at our local nursing homes.

If you are unable to access our practice locations for whatever reason, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss our domiciliary testing services.

Driver Vision Assessments

The Eyecare Eyewear optometry team can assess your vision to determine whether or not you meet the standards for your chosen class of driver’s licence.

These standards are set out in the national medical standards (Assessing Fitness to Drive – for commercial and private vehicle drivers) and include assessments of both visual acuity and peripheral vision.

Pattern Glare Assessment (Tinted Lenses)

Our optometry team is experienced with prescription of tinted lenses optimised to reduce pattern glare. This problem is associated with hypersensitivity to patterned visual stimuli such as text on the page on book.
Pattern Glare Assessment (Tinted Lenses) ​

Pattern Glare Assessment (Tinted Lenses) ​

Our optometry team is experienced with prescription of tinted lenses optimised to reduce pattern glare.

This problem is associated with hypersensitivity to patterned visual stimuli such as text on the page on book.

As such patients with pattern glare can suffer from reduced reading performance.

Pattern glare is more common with patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Prescription lenses can be tinted to the desired colour, including custom FL41 tint, to address such problems.

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a structured activity based program that aims to develop or rehabilitate visual skills. This is achieved by improving body and spatial awareness and more specifically the eye movements, focusing and convergence abilities.

What’s involved?

The results from your comprehensive initial examination are used to create your customised vision therapy program. Each program includes 8 in office sessions of 1 hour duration.

At the completion of each session activities will be scheduled for at home practice.It is recommended that home practice be conducted for 30 minutes every day during the program.

Is vision therapy the right thing for me?

Vision therapy is best suited to patients who are having problems due to deficiencies in visual skills.

In order to benefit from a vision therapy program it is important that you and your support network (family, friends & teachers) are committed to the program.

What are the costs and what is included?

There is a programming fee required prior to the commencement of vision therapy. This fee includes a personalised vision therapy equipment pack specific to your prescribed exercises. Occasionally larger items of vision therapy equipment can be loaned after paying a fully refundable equipment deposit.

In addition to the programming fee there are weekly session fees which can include a contribution from medicare if your optometrist is involved with the in office sessions.

What happens afterwards?

As vision is a learnt skill, improvements in vision therapy provide patients with lasting improvements in visual function.
It is not unusual for some patients to benefit from multiple vision therapy programs.

A performance evaluation with your optometrist is scheduled after completing your final vision therapy session. At this appointment your visual skills will be reassessed and further recommendations are made.

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