Our comprehensive eye examinations for adults and children generally take 30 to 40 minutes and will involve a thorough assessment of vision, visual needs and eye health. Regular 2-yearly eye examinations and eye health assessments are vital, especially for the over 40’s and those with a family history of diabetes, glaucoma or macular degeneration. We have invested in state-of-the-art OPTOS digital retinal imaging technology which allows us to detect eye health issues.
This straightforward imaging procedure provides an ultra-wide scan of the eye’s retina and allows us to build a photographic history of your eyes so we can monitor any changes. Following your eye examination, all the results will be explained to you and we will provide you with the best eye care solution, tailored to your individual needs.
Outlook Eye Centre is your first stop for primary eye care in Toowoomba. As your local therapeutically endorsed optometrist, Shannon can fast track diagnosis and treatment of a large range of acute and chronic eye conditions. These include sore and red eyes, eye infections, dry eye syndrome, glaucoma and eye injuries including foreign body removal.
You don’t need to make a visit to your GP – Shannon can prescribe eye medications and treat your eye condition. If required, we can provide referral to an ophthalmologist. As part of our commitment to primary eye care, Outlook Eye Centre offers an after-hours emergency service because we understand that eye injuries and eye infections can happen at the most inconvenient times.
Healthy vision is an important part of the learning process and can determine success at school. Reading, writing and computer work are among the visual skills that students are required to perform daily. In fact, many experts believe that approximately 80% of learning comes through a child's eyes. Despite the strong correlation between vision and learning, many people underestimate the number of children affected by eye and vision problems.
A study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that one in ten Australian children suffer from a long term eye disorder. They found that along with allergies and asthma, eye disorders are the most common long-term health problems experienced by Australian children. The earlier a vision problem is detected and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful. Comprehensive eye examinations play a critical role in this process.
At Outlook Eye Centre, our children’s eye examinations take around 30-45 minutes. Shannon is passionate about children’s vision. Her wealth of experience together with her warm, reassuring manner ensures that your child’s eye examination will be an enjoyable and positive experience for them.
We encourage a parent or special carer to be in the consulting room and we suggest that mornings are a good time for your child’s eye examination as children are generally well rested and fresh. It is recommended that children, as well as adults, have an eye examination every two years.
All children should have a thorough examination as a precaution, but it is very important that the following children are examined: