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Regular eye examinations are essential for healthy, comfortable and clear vision!

An eye examination provides full assessment of the status of the eyes. That means that apart from finding the appropriate prescription for glasses, the health of your eyes is also examined. Seeing 20/20 (perfect vision) is not an indication that your eyes are healthy!

To maintain a lifetime of healthy vision we recommend an annual eye examination especially for people with:

  • Family history of an eye disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration etc.
  • Diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Visually demanding occupation
  • Previous eye injury or eye surgery
  • Taking medication that may have eye related side-effects

A typical eye examination lasts between 20-30 minutes in a comfortable fully air-conditioned room offering complete privacy.
Our experienced optometrist will examine your eyes thoroughly using the latest technology and tailor made the examination for you and every patient.


  • Glaucoma screening
  • Diabetic Screening

If a suspicion of an underlying disease is present, we will refer you to an ophthalmologist for further investigation.

Eye examination step by step:

  1. History and symptoms: We will establish the reason for your visit, your visual needs, any past eye problems, health problems, medication taken and your family history.
  2. Vision tests: your vision is assessed using a computerised letter chart.
  3. Colour vision tests: We carry a test to assess your colour vision. On average 8% of the male population has colour vision problems. Females have less than 1%.
  4. Eye movement tests: Few tests are carried out to assess if your eyes are working together. The eyes are assessed for deviations that could result from squints, muscle dysfunction, or palsy of the cranial nerves innervating the muscles of the eyes. Sometimes stress to the visual system is the reason for headaches and blurred vision.
  5. Pupil reactions: Your pupils should have the same size and respond to light. Any abnormality to their function could indicate a neurological defect.
  6. Retinoscopy: A technique to obtain an objective measurement of patient’s prescription for glasses. The examiner uses a retinoscope to shine light into the patient's eye and observes the reflection (reflex) off the patient's retina. An experienced optometrist can get a very accurate result equally good or even better than the computerised instruments (autorefractors) especially with eyes with irregular corneas such as keratoconus.
    Also a key instrument for examining children, people with severe intellectual disabilities or poor communication skills who cannot describe how well they can see.
  7. Refraction: We will fine-tune the prescription using different trial lenses to give the clearest and most comfortable vision for distance and near.
  8. Tonometer: An instrument that is used to measure the pressure of your eyes. Few puffs are blown into your eyes and a direct reading is displayed. This is an important test since high eye pressure raises the risk for developing glaucoma, a sight threatening condition that most of the time gives no indication of its presence.
  9. Slit lamp: It is used to examine the outer parts of your eyes. A valuable tool for assessing contact lens wearers.
  10. Ophthalmoscopy: Examines the inner parts of your eyes i.e. the lens, the gel part, the retina, the vessels and the front part of the optic nerve. Using this technique the optometrist can detect cataracts, glaucoma, retinal abnormalities that could indicate diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure etc.
  11. Discussion: We will finally discuss our findings and also recommend based on your lifestyle and needs the most suitable visual correction i.e. spectacles, contact lenses etc. We keep records of all our findings so we can follow up in the future of any changes. If a suspicion of an underlying disease is present, we will refer you to an ophthalmologist for further investigation.

Important Note

Worldwide we are all referred to as “Opticians”. Be aware though that there are two categories; the Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists) and the Dispensing Opticians. The Optometrists are the people qualified to provide a full eye examination as it is defined by the World Council of Optometry.
In Cyprus many unqualified Dispensing Opticians claiming to be qualified Optometrists, perform eyetests missing important ocular pathology, so it is vital you choose your clinician thoroughly before having one.

Your eyesight is important to us so book an appointment for a fully comprehensive eye examination.