Sujee's Optometrist, established in 1995, is an optometry practice that focuses on delivering clear and comfortable vision to our patients. We strive to provide high quality and personalised service.

Our Services

Complete standard eye exam

A complete eye examination involves a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. We use a wide variety of tests and procedures, which range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to visualise the tiny structures inside your eyes.

Comprehensive eye examination

A comprehensive eye examination can take an hour or more, depending on the number and complexity of tests required to fully evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes. The optometrist will usually do the following:

  • Eye tests to determine your refractive error and prescription. Instruments such as an autorefractor or retinoscope may also be used.
  • Cover tests that check how well your eyes work together.
  • Eye movement testing (1) (ocular motility), to assess how well your eyes follow a moving object.
  • Slit-lamp examinations that give your optometrist a magnified view of the structures in your eyes in order to determine their health.
  • Ophthalmoscopy which allows the optometrist to evaluate the back of the eye and detect ocular disease. Early signs of certain systemic diseases (e.g.diabetes (2) and high blood pressure) may be seen on the retina before they are diagnosed medically.
  • Sometimes your optometrist may decide to take a ‘base line’ photograph of the back of your eye, using a fundus camera. (3)
  • Eye pressure (4) or “air puff” tests that check for glaucoma.(5)

In some cases, besides these common tests performed during a standard comprehensive eye examination, your optometrist may recommend other, more specialised eye tests.

Contact Lens Fitting

Contact lens examinations include procedures to allow your optometrist to thoroughly investigate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. If you are a contact lens wearer, it is important to make sure that your lenses fit your eyes and correct your vision properly. Regular eye examinations, about once a year, allow your optometrist to monitor any changes to your vision before they become serious.

In addition to a comprehensive eye examination, a contact lens examination will involve measurements and an initial contact lens fitting. Here is what to expect:

  • An in-depth examination of the surface of your eyes using a biomicroscope. The optometrist will be looking for any irregularities that may contraindicate the fitting of contact lenses.
  • Measurements to determine the curvature of your corneas using a keratometer and/or corneal topographer. A corneal topographer provides extremely precise details about the surface characteristics of the cornea. This instrument is indispensable when lenses are fitted to an irregular shaped cornea.
  • Pupil and iris size measurements.
  • A tear film evaluation to determine the quality of your tear film layer. Although many modern contact lens materials are designed for dry eye, this condition can preclude certain patients from wearing lenses.

Slit-lamp examinations that give your optometrist a magnified view of the structures in your eyes in order to determine their health.

Diagnosis of Eye Diseases

Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may be painless, and you may see no change in your vision until the disease has become quite advanced.

The single best way to protect your vision is through regular professional eye examinations. Of course, between examinations, if you notice a change in your vision – or you think your eye may be injured in any way – contact your eye care professional immediately.

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(1) Eye Movement Testing (Evaluate Eye Coordination)

Binocular vision involves the control of both eyes. If your eyes don’t work as one, then this can cause headaches and discomfort, especially when you read, as what you are reading appears to drift and split in two.

As part of our routine optometric examination we do a number of tests to evaluate the coordination of your eyes including:

  • Pursuits – is the skill that allows our eyes to smoothly follow moving targets. This is an especially important skill in most sports, allowing us to catch, hit, or kick a moving ball.
  • Saccades refer to the eye’s ability to quickly and accurately shift from one target to another. This is a critical skill in reading, involving very specific eye movements. The eyes must moveleft to rightalong a straight line without deviating up or down to the lines above or below. In addition, when we reach the end of a line, our eyes must make a difficult reverse sweep back to the beginning of the next line. If a child cannot control these eye movements, he’ll lose his place and comprehension becomes a problem.
  • Near point of convergence – This is the closest point that the two eyes converge to point to the same object and is measured by bringing an object to the nose and observing when one eye deviates out.

These tests are particularly important for children as demands on their vision are high throughout their school career. If necessary visual training exercises will be introduced.

(2) Diabetes and Glucose Testing

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure and can cause many serious complications such as eye disease (Diabetic Retinopathy), kidney failure, and nerve damage that can ultimately lead to amputation. Having diabetes significantly increases your risk of stroke and heart disease.

A quick and easy finger-stick screening that measures blood sugar levels following eight hours of fasting, our Blood Glucose test helps identify diabetes —a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke — as well as monitor blood sugar levels for those already diagnosed with the disease.

Who should have a Blood Glucose screening?

  • Anyone who has risk factors for diabetes
  • People aged 45 and over
  • Adults with high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels

Warning signs

Most people with type 2 diabetes live with it for years without realizing that they have it. Many learn they have diabetes only after it causes one of its complications, such as heart disease, stroke, eye damage, nerve damage, and kidney disease. However, these are symptoms some people experience:

  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet
  • Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections

(3) Fundus Camera

A fundus camera or retinal camera is a specialised low power microscope with an attached camera designed to photograph the interior surface of the eye, including the retina, retinal vessels, macula and fundus of the eye.

Many optometrists take a baseline fundus photograph to compare changes that may occur from one visit to the next.

(4) Eye Pressure tests to test for Glaucoma

There are usually no warning signs of glaucoma until there is already significant vision loss. For this reason, an annual eye examination that includes tonometry is essential to rule out early signs of glaucoma and protect your vision.

A very common test for glaucoma makes use of a non-contact tonometer (NCT). A puff of air is blown onto the eye and then, based on the eye’s resistance to the puff of air the instrument calculates the intraocular pressure. The test is completely painless and takes a few minutes to complete.

Intraocular pressure may vary at different times during the day. If your pressure is found to be higher than normal, you may be asked to return at a different time of day for another reading. If the reading remains high further tests and referral will be indicated.

(5) Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease caused by increased intraocular pressure (IOP) resulting either from a malformation or malfunction of the eye’s drainage structures. Left untreated, an elevated IOP causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve and retinal fibres resulting in a progressive, permanent loss of vision. However, early detection and treatment can slow, or even halt the progression of the disease.

Because glaucoma does not cause symptoms in most cases, those who are 40 or older should have an annual examination including a measurement of the intraocular pressure. Those who are glaucoma suspects may need additional testing.