ADDRESS

Rods & Cones Eyecare
Unit 4, Ashleigh Centre,
Castleknock,
Dublin 15,
Ireland

Tel:  (01) 8211612

Email:   info@rodsandcones.ie

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Opening Hours:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10 to 6
Wednesday - 10 to 6
Thursday - 10 to 8 (Late Night)
Friday - 10 to 6
Saturday - 10 to 6
Sunday - Closed

We do not close for lunch.
Out of hours appointments available upon request.

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Eye Exam

Up to 45 minute consultation: € 35

Includes:
  • History & Symptoms:

Detailed discussion regarding your exact visual needs and to gather information on any relevant family history and any previous or current ocular issues or complaints you may have.

  • Refraction:

Determination of your spectacle prescription for any working distances you may have. These will generally be determined by your lifestyle and work requirements (reading/driving/VDU etc)

  • Colour Vision Test:

Using the Ishihara Plates this simple test checks the quality of your colour  vision. This of particular importance for electricians and pilots.   

  • Stereoacuity Assessment:

This test evaluates your depth perception which is important in judging distances. Patients with poor stereo acuity would, for example, be unable to appreciate the visual experience at a 3D movie at the cinema.

  • Binocular Vision Assessment:

A series of short tests to ensure that both eyes work efficiently together to produce a single clear image. We check for squint, lazy eye , turn in the eye and double  vision among other anomalies that may interfere with the binocular visual function

  • Ophthalmoscopy:

This is a traditional method of examining the inside of the eye. An ophthalmoscope shines a light through the pupil to illuminate the interior and a series of different powered lenses are used to focus on the different structures of the eye. This in an objective way to examine the health of the eye and screen for or detect ; ARMD ,Glaucoma, Cataracts ,Diabetic Retinopathy or any abnormal ocular condition

  • Tonometry:

Also known as the ‘puffer test’, the tonometer is used to measure the IOP – Intra Ocular Pressure of the eye ball.  It is a simple and gentle puff of compressed air onto the cornea. The cornea becomes slightly depressed and then reforms to its original shape. ( similar to poking your finger into a balloon )The rate at which the cornea regains its original shape determines the pressure.  If the pressure of the eye ball is too high it may indicate the possibility of Glaucoma and further investigation may be required

  • Post exam discussion:

One of the most important, but often over looked elements of any consultation is  a discussion of the exam findings. We will take the time to explain the results of all the various tests and inform you about your ocular health. If spectacles are required we will make recommendations regarding the best spectacle lens options to suit your lifestyle and general needs.

  • Referral Letter:

In the event that the exam reveals an abnormal ocular condition requiring specialist investigation we will refer you to an Ophthalmologist without delay.