Comprehensive Eye Check Up

Comprehensive Eye Check Up

At Ahuja Eye Centre, we have a dedicated team of eye specialists committed to providing you with the best possible care to protect your vision. For a routine but comprehensive eye check-up, make an appointment with one of our consultants.

Here are some eye care tips:

1. Routine Eye Testing:

  • Children should undergo routine eye examinations once a year, especially if he or she complains of symptoms such as headache, tired eyes, or inability to see the blackboard clearly.
  • Glasses for children should be made of shatterproof plastic or case-hardened material. Children should wear their prescribed glasses constantly.
  • Any preschool child with a squint (eyes appearing to be crossed) needs to be urgently examined by an ophthalmologist.
  • Adults should have their eyes tested completely every one to three years.

2. To Prevent Eye Injuries:

  • Make sure all spray nozzles are directed away from you.
  • Read instructions carefully before using cleaning fluids, detergents, ammonia, or harsh chemicals. Wash your hands thoroughly after use.
  • Pay attention to your child’s age and responsibility level when you buy toys and games. Avoid projectile toys such as darts, pellet guns, etc., which can hit the eye from a distance.
  • Supervise children when they are playing with toys or games that can be dangerous.
  • Teach children the correct way to handle items such as scissors and pencils.
  • Never allow children to ignite fireworks.
  • Do not stand near others when lighting fireworks.

3. You could be having Cataract if you have:

  • Cloudy, fuzzy, fogging, or filmy vision.
  • Changes in the way you see colors.
  • Problems driving at night because headlights seem too bright
  • Problems with glare from lamps or the sun.
  • Frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription.
  • Double vision or multiple images.
  • Better near vision for a while only in farsighted people.

These symptoms also can be signs of other eye problems. See your eye doctor to find out what you have and how it can be treated.

4. Glaucoma:

  • If you are 40 years of age or have a family history of glaucoma you should have your eyes tested regularly. See your eye doctor to arrange a test.
  • If you have glaucoma, regular eye tests for pressure and the visual field, and taking your treatment properly can prevent blindness.

5. Diabetes:

An eye with marked changes of Diabetic Retinopathy can have good vision and be totally free of symptoms.

  • Hence it is important for all diabetics to undergo regular eye check-ups including retinal examination through dilated pupils especially for people who have been diabetic for a number of years.
  • It is also true that diabetes is often detected in a person when some changes of retinopathy are seen on routine examination of the eye.

6. Retinal Tears & Detachment:

  • If you notice the sudden appearance of light flashes, or if you suddenly notice a large number of floaters, you should visit your ophthalmologist immediately to see if your retina has been torn.
  • Myopes (near-sighted persons), aphakics (people who have undergone cataract surgery), and those with a family history of retinal detachment are more prone to developing retinal degeneration, holes and tears, and subsequently retinal detachment. These groups of patients must undergo regular and thorough retinal examination by indirect ophthalmoscopy.

7. What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), a relatively new condition, is the complex of eye and vision-related problems associated with computer use affecting millions of people. The primary symptoms are eyestrain, blurred vision, dry and irritated eyes, tired eyes, and headaches. Neck and backaches can also be related to the way that we use our eyes at the computer.

This happens because staring at a computer screen causes a significant reduction in the normal blink rate. Hence washing of the corneal surface of the accumulated dust, debris, and tear waste products is delayed; instead, they have a longer contact time with the cornea producing ocular surfacing problems and eye fatigue.

The following steps can help alleviate your symptoms:

To ensure comfort while working on the computer:

  • Lower your computer screen so that the center of the screen is 4-8 inches below your eyes.
  • Ensure correct posture, adequate room lighting, and convenient placement of the mouse and keyboard.
  • Use an anti-reflection filter over your monitor to avoid glare and eyestrain.
  • If you are seated in a draft or near an air vent, try to eliminate the flow of air past your eyes. Low humidity or fumes aggravate a dry eye condition. If you have these conditions in your workplace, fix them if possible.
  • Concentrate on blinking whenever you begin to sense symptoms of dry or irritated eyes.
  • Every once in a while (especially when you sense the symptoms) close your eyes and roll them behind your closed eyelids.
  • Take a short break of a few minutes from your work, every half an hour.
  • Use artificial tears to re-wet and lubricate your eyes as recommended by your doctor. You should seek professional eye care if symptoms persist. Many computer users need a pair of glasses for their computer work that is different from the glasses they use for their other common visual needs. They either have a different prescription or a different lens design from their usual glasses. A thorough check-up by an ophthalmologist is essential to identify and treat the factors contributing to the problem.

8. How to use Eye Drops:

  • First, wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
  • Check you have the correct bottle, and make sure you know which eye the drops are to go in.
  • Stand in front of the mirror, sit in a chair, or lie down, whichever is best for you.
  • Take the top off the bottle, lean your head back, and look up at the ceiling.
  • Pull down your lower eyelid and squeeze a drop into your eye, taking care not to touch the eye with the tip of the bottle.
  • Close your eyes for 2 minutes, and wipe gently with a clean tissue, if necessary.
  • Put the top on firmly back on the bottle and put it in a safe place.
  • Finally, wash your hands again.


  • Do Not share your drops with anyone else.
  • Bottles of eye drops should only be used for four weeks after opening.
  • It may help to write on the label, the date you open the bottle.
  • It may also help to identify different drops by sticking a colored label on the bottle.
  • Your drops can be kept in the fridge but do not freeze them.
  • You can get more drops on the prescription of your eye doctor.

Important: Use drops in the frequency and for the duration recommended by your doctor.

For a routine but comprehensive eye check up make an appointment with one of our consultants.