YOUR EYESIGHT IS ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING

Clinical care & attention second to none

Whatever your eyecare needs, at Matthews you’re in the best possible hands.

Your eyesight is one of your most vital senses and our professional optometrists help to ensure you take the best care of it throughout your lifetime.

If you’re finding you can’t see clearly, can’t see well in the distance, have difficulty reading or have poor night vision, your eyes are sore, you’re worried about your family history of glaucoma or macula degeneration, or just if more than two years have passed since your last eye test, you should see our specialists.

If you wear contact lenses, or want too; you’re worried about your progressing short-sightedness; or you’re worried about your child or parents eyes, we can help.

 

FULL EYE HEALTH EXAMINATION

Focusing on your eyesight’s optimal wellbeing

To take the best care of your eyes you should have a full eyecare examination every two years. This helps ensure the future health of your eyes as we we can address any eye health problems before they become serious, and make sure you are seeing as well as you possibly can.

Your examination includes: full assessment of your vision at all distances, a thorough eye health test, measurement of your visual prescription to suit your lifestyle, and a personal eye health strategy based on your unique needs.

 

You’ll have a consultation with a qualified optician to personally design and fit your eyewear solution, using the latest lens technology and frame fashions. You’ll also receive a preliminary contact lens assessment and free trial.

That’s a whole lot of expertise and reassurance from an examination taking only 45 minutes.

7 IMPORTANT TESTS IN YOUR EYE EXAMINATION

Establishing a total care baseline

Once you’ve undergone a Matthews Full Eye Health Examination, we will have the ultimate baseline for a lifetime of eyesight enjoyment.

The knowledge gained from the seven in-depth tests outlined below allows us to really know your vision, understand your unique specific needs, and monitor any changes over the years.

It’s your complete insurance that you’ll enjoy, and continue to enjoy, the best possible vision.

1. Neurological Visual Fields

Using sophisticated Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyser (HFA) technology we assess your peripheral vision – vital to evaluating your neurological ocular health. This test traces the neural pathways from your retina to your brain. This is an important test if you suffer migraines, have had a head injury, have glaucoma, unexplained visual difficulty or many other conditions.

2. High Definition 3D Laser Scanning

Utilising our Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT technology we measure and model your eyes microstructure, evaluating and monitoring changes so small that they go unnoticed by any other conventional techniques. High Definition 3D Laser Scanning allows us to investigate many eye conditions, including glaucoma, age related macular degeneration (AMD) and distorted vision.

3. Digital Images

Using our state-of-the-art Canon EOS digital imaging technology, and a 42 inch display screen, we fully assess your front-of-eye and back-of-eye functionality, enabling us to visually document and monitor your unique eye health.

4. Pupil Dilation

Viewing your eyes via a stereo biomicroscope allows us to analyse the parts of your eye we can’t normally see, ensuring we fully understand the retinal health of your optic nerve. Highly important in cases of possible glaucoma, or if you’re displaying signs of elevated short sightedness.

5. Ultrasound Pachymetry

Using miniaturised ultrasound technology we accurately measure the thickness of your cornea. This provides us with important eye health information that is invaluable in cases of glaucoma, age-related corneal disease, distorted vision, and post-injury or post-laser surgery.

6. Optical Pachymetry

Similar to Ultrasound Pachymetry, Optical Pachymetry is used when we need to carefully measure specific corneal locations. It provides a detailed assessment of corneal thickness in Keratoconus, and is useful in advanced contact lens fitting.

7. Corneal Topography

Utilising Placido Ring technology and state-of-the-art graphical analysis, this test enables us to analyse the shape of your eyes’ optical surface. It is essential in investigating unexplained corneal distortions, ocular surface lesions and eye injuries, and is a vital step in the fitting of contact lenses of complex design, and monitoring the long-term effects of contact lens wear.

Everybody's eyes have their individual requirements

There are any number of eye conditions modern eyecare specialists must deal with, including those listed below. Whatever your specific needs, come in and talk with our experts - your personal eye health is our priority.

  • Amblyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataracts
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyperopia (Long Sightedness)
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration (MD)
  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
  • Migraine & Headache
  • Myopia (Short Sightedness)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Spots, Flashes & Floaters
  • Strabismus
  • Uncomfortable Eyes

CONTACT LENSES

Sensational eyewear without the eyeglasses

At Matthews we understand how contact lenses provide many customers with the look and freedom they want in their lives.

The first step is to book an eye examination so we can assess the health and wellbeing of your eyes, test your vision, take measurements to ensure optimal fitting, and discuss your options with you fully, in terms of lifestyle suitability and cost.

Rest assured our professional expertise and in-depth product knowledge is your guarantee of a lifetime's trouble-free enjoyment of your bespoke contact lenses.

SPECTACLE SUBSIDY

If you qualify, we’ll get you sorted

If you or your child has a Community Services Card or High Use Health Card, you may be entitled to a Spectacle Subsidy.

To claim the subsidy, the optometrist or ophthalmologist you visit must be registered. You need to bring your claim form with you to the practice, they will then sign it and submit it on your behalf. 

All our optometrists are registered to sign the subsidy form when you get your eyes examined at a Matthews practice. Learn more about the Spectacle Subsidy by visiting the Ministry of Health website.

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