Eye Care




     
    • On the day of you appointment your details will be entered into the PrimaVision database and current spectacles measured, if worn, opening a file in your name which will be used to deliver continued and up to date eye care for future visits. 

      During the eye exam, in order to better understand the needs of our patients a history and symptoms is performed to establish the your requirements for that particular visit.

      Vision assessment is performed for far and near with consideration for computer usage. To enhance the patient experience and participate in their eye exam the latest equipment is used to determine the final prescription. Our patients especially like the fact that any new prescription can easily be compared to the old prescription with the press of a button.
  • Eye health is the assessed irrespective of age. The importance of this lies in recording the normal healthy state of your eye so that any future changes can be compared to previous visits. This is important in the event of any disease process and provides an effective tool in identifying disease in a timely manner. Your eye health exam will involve an external and internal exam of the eye using specialised equipment.

    Once all the information is collected our practitioner will explain his findings and discuss any further action if required. All the information is stored in a state of the art electronic medical records database which will allow for continuous care when you present for your next exam. 

    At the end of your visit, should a prescription for corrective lenses be required, a copy of the result is issued for you to keep. You will be handed over to Solo Optical staff member who will then continue to assist you. 



  • Children

    • Children can be tested from a very young age. At PrimaVision we encourage children to have their eyes tested from the age of 2 years upwards. With the use of modern equipment and specifically designed tests visual defects can be detected at an early age. 

      It is important to have your child's eyes tested early to check for a 'lazy eye' which if caught early can be rectified with the appropriate management. At the age of seven and above the success rate for managing a 'lazy eye' decreases. Remember young children will not necessarily complain if there is a problem with their vision, especially if only one eye is poor sighted. 

      As your child grows their school work becomes more demanding and in today's world of increased computer and mobile device use for school the eyes may experience increased strain. Uncorrected errors may hinder your child's progress at school. Even the simple colour vision test is important as a colour defect may influence the choice of career.

      The common optical errors and contributions to a 'lazy eye' can be viewed here:


  • Adults

      • Our adult life can involve continued studying or entering the job market. The use of computers in order to perform the necessary tasks means our eyes experience more strain. Although there is no danger of developing an eye condition, eye strain can be responsible for discomfort experienced during computer or mobile device use. An optical correction, if required, may not necessarily eliminate all your symptoms but it may help improve comfort. 

        It is also important to evaluate your workspace and ensure it is set up comfortably to ensure visual comfort. During the assessment of your visual status it will be determined if there is any benefit from glasses and if not other methods of improving comfort can be discussed. 

        As we progress towards our 40's you may begin to notice your near vision is changing, becoming harder to see up close and having to take things further away to read. This is a normal change referred to as presbyopia. This is normally managed with the use of reading glasses, bifocals or more commonly varifocals.
      • Over the age of forty the risk of eye disease increases and regular testing becomes vital. One of the more common conditions encountered is glaucoma which is predominately linked to age. There are no obvious symptoms and regular monitoring places the patient in a position for early detection. 

        Also attention is paid to your general state of health including any medications that are being used since they can also have an impact on vision and eye health.


  • Over 60's

  • By now most optical prescriptions would have settled with vision not changing much. However the incidence of conditions such as Cataracts, Glaucoma and Age Related Macular Degeneration increase. 

    An up to date eye exam history makes it easier to detect the changes that accompany these conditions. 

    There effect on quality of life due to an impact on vision can lead to anxiety and reduced activity.


  • Contact Lenses

  • Contact lens can be worn from an early age. They have the advantage of not holding us back as specs may do allowing our children to participate in activities where specs may hold as back. 

    Different contact lenses exists and these days we are lucky that the majority of prescriptions can be corrected using contact lenses


  • Diabetes

  • Whether type 1 or type 2 it is important to have regular checks. diabetes can effect the back of the eye have a sever impact on vision thus promt treatment is critical for preservation of vision.
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
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          Laser Eye Surgery
        • Laser eye surgery involves the reshaping of the cornea, at the front of the eye, by using a laser. This then corrects focusing problems. 

          The correction of short-sightedness, a condition also known as myopia, is the most common use for laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery is also used in the treatment of very mild long-sightedness and mild astigmatism. 

          The procedure performed in Malta is Lasek. Not every one is suitable for the procedure and thus must first undergo a prelaser assessment to determine suitability. 

          For further information the St James Eye Department, Sliema will be able to assist you.