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Eye Health

Torga optical Quality Eyecare

Why Eye Exams are Important

Regular eye examinations are extremely important to your overall health and your vision. Everyone wants clear, healthy, and comfortable vision for their entire life. Many eye diseases show no immediate symptoms until the damage is done. Regular check-ups can help detect disease at early stages - glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cataracts. Torga Optical works closely with selected eye specialists so if after having your eyes examined by a Torga Optometrist you need to be referred, you will be referred to doctors with whom we work closely.


Bulk billing

Torga Optical has a bulk billing relationship and can directly bill Medicare on behalf of our patients for the applicable portion of the bill for eye exams.


What can you expect when a Torga Optometrist examines your eye

The Torga Optometrist will perform several tests on your vision and will screen your eyes for retinal and corneal disorders. The results of your test will be explained to you to give you a better understanding of your eye health and of any prescriptions that are recommended to help make your vision clearer and comfortable to suit your lifestyle and image.


An examination by a Torga Optometrist includes:

Internal and External Eye Health examination  – A Torga Optometrist will conduct an internal and external examination of your eyes which is necessary to detect signs of possible disorders, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts.

Current Prescription Check – An evaluation of your current eyeglass prescription is performed to determine its suitability for your present lifestyle.

Visual acuity Tests –This tests your ability to see sharply and clearly at all distances.

Refraction – This tests your eye's ability to focus light rays exactly on the retina at a distance and close-up.

Tonometry – This is a computer measurement of your internal eye pressure to test for glaucoma.

Visual Coordination –This is a test for your eye coordination and muscle control.

Focusing Ability – This is a test to measure your eye's ability to change focus.

Understanding Your Prescription

- On your prescription, your Torga Optical Optometrist will list the vision correction necessary for your left and right eyes.

- If there is a plus ("+") sign before your prescription, you are farsighted and have trouble seeing things up close.

- If there is a minus ("-") sign before your prescription, you are nearsighted and have trouble seeing far away.

- The higher the number is after the "+" or "-" sign, the greater the vision correction you need.

Comfortable and Clear Vision to suit your lifestyle – At Torga Optical, our Optometrists will examine your eyes and discuss with you the best visual options to suit the many different lifestyles that most of us have these days. Think of the different visual needs you have when:

Using computers

Driving both during the day and at night

When outdoors

Playing your sport

At the office in meetings, at your desk

When reading

When entertaining

These days there are specialist lenses available to enable you to have clear and comfortable vision for all of your lifestyle needs.


Interested in Laser Surgery?

When you meet with a Torga Optical Optometrist, feel free to discuss the suitability of laser surgery. The Optometrist will advise regarding the benefits and disadvantages of the procedure and will refer to you to an Ophthalmologist for further examination.