Main FAQ

  • Who should have an eye examination?
  • When should I have an eye examination?
  • Do I pay for an eye examination?
  • Can I “just buy” contact lenses?

Professional Roles

  • Optometrist
  • Dispensing Optician (DO)
  • Contact Lens Optician (CLO)
  • Other Eye Care Professionals…

Glossary of Terms

  • Astigmatism
  • Bifocal
  • Fundus
  • Hypermetropia / hyperopia
  • Myopia
  • Presbyopia
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Retina
  • Toric lens
  • Varifocal
  • Visual field (field of vision)

Common Eye Conditions

Here are some Association of Optometrist (AOP) patient guidance leaflets for various common eye conditions. Please feel free to use these for reference and interest, but any concerns should be addressed with an appointment.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
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Flashes & Floaters
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