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Questions about the eye test at the ophthalmologist

Good vision is an invaluable asset that has a significant impact on our daily lives. To ensure that your eyes are in top form, it is important to have an eye test carried out regularly by your ophthalmologist. In this blog post, you will find out how an eye test at AugenCenter Dr. Selde in Zurich works and why it is so important.  


How does an eye test work?
An eye test at your ophthalmologist in Zurich is a painless and straightforward process. First, you will be greeted by an experienced ophthalmologist who will take your eye and medical history. Then the actual test begins. You will look through a vision machine while you are presented with various letters or symbols. Your eye doctor will ask you to identify the letters or symbols to determine your visual acuity.  


Is there a difference if I do the eye test at the optician’s rather than the ophthalmologist’s?
At the ophthalmologist, your eye test will be carried out by a trained and experienced ophthalmologist. These experts have medical training and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. At an optician, on the other hand, an optometrist or optician usually carries out the eye test. While these professionals are competent in determining eyeglass prescription, they are not necessarily medically trained to recognize eye diseases 


What is checked and tested?
During the eye test, your eye doctor will not only check your visual acuity, but also other aspects of your eye health. This may include examining intraocular pressure measurements, assessing pupil response and checking eye movements. All of these factors are crucial to detecting and treating any eye problems at an early stage.  


Do I have to pay for the eye tests myself?
In Switzerland, the costs of eye tests are generally not covered by basic insurance unless they are medically necessary. This may be the case, for example, in the case of diabetes or after an eye operation. It is advisable to find out about your insurance cover before your appointment at Dr. Selde’s ophthalmology practice in Zurich. 


When is an eye test recommended?
A regular eye test is recommended for all people, regardless of their age or visual acuity. It is particularly important to have an eye test if you notice changes in your vision, such as blurred vision, flickering or sensitivity to light. In addition, children and teenagers should be tested regularly to detect possible vision problems at an early stage 


An eye test at your ophthalmologist in Zurich is an important step in maintaining your eye health. It not only helps to check your visual acuity, but also to detect potential eye problems at an early stage. Schedule regular examinations to keep your eyes in top shape and contact us at any time if you have any uncertainties or questions.