What to bring for ADULT appointment
The appointment may last 1½ hours.
Please note Dr Dunlop does not see workers compensation or 3rd party cases.
What to bring with you:
*Medicare, Veteran’s, pension or health care card
*previous letters or information
*relevant imaging reports
*list of medications, health/herbal supplements etc
*your favourite glasses, and glasses that are not suitable (to compare), glasses prescription/script
*1-3 photos on your phone of what you see eg eye turn, lid position, redness etc
The appointment is usually in 2 stages.
Your information sheet
Initial history, measurement of glasses, testing of vision, initial intraocular pressure check
Specific testing – ultrasound, OCT, visual fields if indicated/requested
Dr Dunlop’s specific history
Specific testing of vision, eye position
Examination on slit-lamp, specific testing as indicated
Dilating drops if indicated –The drops will make your vision blurry for close work and glary outside. It may be wise to bring a driver if you have drops.
The wait time will depend on,
* colour of your eyes - darker eyes contain more pigment and take longer to dilate
* diabetic pupils don’t dilate as well
*larger pupils are needed for retinal flashes/floater examinations and some laser treatments
NB extra drops may be required.
NB Vision and glasses testing is not accurate after the eyes have been dilated.
Dr Dunlop will check your eyes on the slit-lamp. Further examination will depend on the specific concerns/problem.
Next will be a discussion of your results/answer of your questions
Dr Dunlop’s summarised information sheets if needed to take home
Suggest preventative/active treatment if required
Suggest further evaluation/tests if indicated
Suggested follow-up time