Eye Screenings

A detailed eye screening includes a comprehensive list of eye tests and clinical examinations done by an ophthalmologist. It aims to detect eye conditions such as refractive errors for spectacles prescription, presbyopia (also known as “lao hua”), glaucoma, cataract, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases.

Eye checks on a regular basis are necessary for early detection of eye diseases. Many eye conditions or diseases do not show any symptoms in their early stages. Early detection through regular eye screenings, followed by early treatment is the key to preventing vision loss.

Regular eye screenings are especially important for those who have a family history of eye diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Based on your different needs, LSC Eye Clinic offers a series of eye screening services listed below:

Normal Eye Screening

General Eye Screening

  • Visual Acuity (Test for Distance & Near vision)
  • Auto Refraction (Computerised measurement of the refractive power of your eyes)
  • Tonometry (Computerised measurement of the eye pressure using a non-contact device)
  • Refraction by Optometrist (Spectacles and/or contact lens prescription)
  • Slit lamp examination (Detailed examination of the cornea, lens, vitreous, retina, optic nerve and macula)

Premium Eye Screening

  • Visual Acuity (Test for Distance & Near vision)
  • Auto Refraction (Computerised measurement of the refractive power of your eyes)
  • Tonometry (Computerised measurement of the eye pressure using a non-contact device)
  • Refraction by Optometrist (Spectacles and/or contact lens prescription)
  • Slit lamp examination (Detailed examination of the cornea, lens, vitreous, retina, optic nerve and macula)
  • Humphrey Visual Field (Computerised instrument to detects visual field defects)
  • Fundus Photography (Detects eye conditions affecting your optic nerve, macula and retina by assessing photographs of the back of your eyes)

Things to note

  • Please set aside 2 to 3 hours for the eye screening.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses on the day of your screening. We recommend that you wear your glasses and then put on your contact lenses after your eye screening.
  • We may instil eye drops to dilate the pupils of your eyes and that may blur your near vision for a couple of hours. You will most likely resume normal vision within the next 12 to 24 hours.
  • You are advised not to drive after your eye screening.

Pre-Laser Vision Correction Eye Assessment

The pre-laser evaluation is a comprehensive series of eye tests that will take 2 to 3 hours to complete. Our ophthalmologists will perform a detailed eye examination along with computerised assessments of your eye’s cornea to determine your suitability for LASIK / Advanced Surface Ablation procedures / ReLEx® SMILE.

The series of eye tests include (but not limited to):

Ziemer GALILEI™ Dual Scheimpflug Analyzer

Maps the corneal to extreme precise & accurate readings.

Abbott WaveScan® WaveFront System

Provides detailed information on a personalised laser vision correction plan.

Bausch & Lomb’s Orbscan II

Determine if the cornea is sufficiently thick to undergo surgery.

Oculus Pentacam® HR

Diagnose any corneal injuries, irregularities or cataract.

The test results will determine if you are a suitable candidate. Taking into account your work and lifestyle needs, our doctors will then discuss your options for refractive correction and if a particular technique is best suited for you.

Things to note

  • If you wear contact lenses, stop wearing soft lenses for at least 3 days and hard lenses for 14 days before you come in for the assessment.
  • Do not wear contact lenses during your eye screening.
  • Please bring your prescriptive glasses for your appointment.
  • We may instil eye drops to dilate the pupils of your eyes and that may blur your near vision for a couple of hours. Dilation of your eyes is an important step during the eye screening. You will most likely resume normal vision within the next 12 to 24 hours.
  • Some patients might also experience glare and discomfort during and after the eye screening.
  • You are advised not to drive on the day of your eye screening.

If you are eligible for laser vision correction, you may choose to have your surgery done on the same day, subjected to the availability of your eye surgeon. Our clinic is also open for a full day on Saturdays should you wish to schedule your surgery then.

Occupational Eye Screening

LSC Eye Clinic offers eye screening for certain occupations that require a comprehensive vision check report e.g. pilots, air traffic controllers, occupations that require good eyesight or occupations that require annual vision checks. The screening will take 1-2 hours since dilation of the pupils is required.

Occupational Eye Screening Components:

  • Unaided and Aided Visual Acuity
  • Manifest Refraction
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Colour Vision Checks
  • Ocular Health Status

Children Eye Screening

Our childhood eye screening services help to detect:

  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Hyperopia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Colour Vision Deficiency
  • Squints

Children Eye Screening Components

  • Unaided and Aided Visual Acuity
  • Manifest Refraction
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Colour Vision Checks
  • Stereopsis / Binocular Vision Check
  • Ocular Health Status

When to bring your child for eye screening?

  • Usually when your child is 5 years old or in some cases, even younger, especially if you suspect that your child has some vision issues.
    Early intervention and treatment may help to delay the progression of the condition.
  • Common signs and symptoms observed when a child has vision issues:
    • Constantly rubbing his/her eyes
    • Squinting his/her eyes when watching television
    • Tilting his/her head when writing
    • Blinking his/her eyes excessively
  • If your child is wearing glasses, it is advisable to go for a regular eye screening every 6 months.
  • If your child is not wearing glasses, a regular eye screening is recommended once a year.