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Eye Health Check

Eye Health Check

Most of us would have probably done a full body medical checks to assess our overall medical health and condition but how many of us actually did a comprehensive eye check? I recently went to Atlas Eye Specialist center for a general eye check which lasted for about an hour and a half.

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Atlas Eye Specialist Centre is an ophthalmology practice dedicated to providing patient-centric eye health treatment. This center is a run by a dedicated team of specialist ophthalmologists, surgical nurses, and paramedical staff, helmed by renowned specialist eye surgeon, Dr. David Chan. He is an ophthalmologist with more than 16 years of experience and is among the first few eye surgeons in Singapore to be equipped to perform the latest technique in laser vision correction, ReLEx®SMILE ( Refractive Lenticule Extraction, Small Incision Lenticule Extraction.) His expertise is in Laser Refractive Surgery (ReLEx SMILE, LASIK, Advanced Surface Ablation, Intra-Collamer Lens, Collagen Cross-Linking), Intra-ocular Refractive Surgery and the management of Complex Cataract Surgery.

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The comprehensive eye test I went through lasted for about 2 hours including a consultation with Dr. David Chan. It can be quite tiring for the eyes to go through a series of tests and exercises so it is best to stay well-rested on the night before the eye checks.

They first test my eye pressure and screen for common ocular problems such as conjunctivitis, glaucoma, cataracts and refractive errors like myopia and astigmatism.

Since I am a contact lens wearer, I was a little more concern over the health of my corneas and wanted to test if there are any infections in my eyes.

They also used this machine to capture the image of the back of my eyeball where the retina and blood vessels could be seen to clearly.

Then they checked for defects in my Visual field (side vision). Progressive narrowing of your visual field is a symptom of glaucoma so that is why they did a check on the vision field.

All the tests were somewhat comfortable except this tear production check to find out how much tears I produced. A liquid is placed into your eyes to induce tear flow but they will drop some numbing eye drops so that you wouldn’t feel the sting in your eyes. But it can get somewhat uncomfortable. Then a small strip of paper is placed at your eyes to measure the amount of tear drops produced.

During the consultation with Dr. David Chan, he mentioned that my eye health is generally okay except for the low tear production which may lead to dry eyes.

Atlas Eye Specialist Centre is located Paragon Medical Tower One (lift lobby E or F), #07-09, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859. It is open on weekdays from 8.30am to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm. For any enquiries, call +65 6737 9119 to make an appointment or email atlaseye@atlaseye.sg

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