Examinations

Examinations in Dr. Holhoș clinics are by appointment.
The patient receives a full examination in the clinic, which includes the following procedures: measurement of diopters with a computerized auto refractometer, prescription of optical correction, prescription of contact lenses, measurement of intraocular tension and examination of the fundus.
If, in order to establish the diagnosis, the doctor will need additional investigations, these can be carried out in the clinic, the cost of which is not included in the cost of the examination.

Necessary documents and preparation for the examination

  • patients under 14 years – birth certificate
  • minor patients aged 14-18 – identity card
  • adult patients – identity card or passport

Also, if you wear glasses, please bring them along with the envelope or prescription, for measuring.

Many patients wonder why they need ID. As the patient record is a medical-legal document, ID is used to verify the data on the record, if you are already our patient, or to fill in a new record.

It is recommended that ladies do not use make-up products before the examination.

Because of the dilating drops that are put in the eyes, the effect of blurred vision occurs, so it is not recommended to drive your car. Blurred vision can persist for up to 3 hours.

What are the symptoms that indicate an ophthalmological emergency?

  • sudden loss of vision with or without recovery (total or partial)
  • bright rainbow-colored circles around light sources
  • distortion of the outline of objects
  • loss/narrowing of visual field
  • lightning flashes or “flying” flies appearing suddenly in large numbers
  • trauma to the head and/or eye area
  • sudden appearance of a black spot/curtain
  • intense eye and orbital pain, dilated pupil, red eye
  • red, itchy, irritated eyes, local itching, swollen eyelids, discharges
  • chemical burns
  • ocular/intraocular foreign objects

When is an ophthalmological examination recommended?

  • any time you notice decreased visual acuity, or experience a symptom listed above
  • when parents are glasses wearers (myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism) children should have an annual ophthalmological examination to diagnose and treat the refractive error early on
  • around the age of 40-45 years, near distance fatigue occurs when reading. This is called presbyopia, which makes us need near vision glasses.
  • once every 2 years until the age of 60
  • annually after the age of 60

Emergency examinations

At our clinics, emergency examinations are carried out during office hours (M-F 9 – 18, Sat 10 – 14) Priority is given to patients who already have an appointment, but if you have an emergency, please call the clinic phone numbers first to make sure a doctor is available. The colleagues at reception desk will let you know the next steps to benefit of an emergency examination.

Optometric examinations (to determine diopters)

The optometric examination, to determine the diopters, can be done without an appointment, although it is recommended to call the optics you wish to consult beforehand. The optometric examination is carried out by an optometrist, and at the end of the examination a prescription for glasses can be issued. Optometric examinations are free if glasses are ordered in our network.

VTS System for Amblyopia

Amblyopia is an ophthalmological condition that begins in childhood, on a pathological background of strabismus or refractive errors and can affect one or both eyes. It is also known as the “lazy eye”. During the first years of life, children’s sight develops steadily. The eye learns to adjust the acuity (sharpness) of vision, learns the sense of depth and distance, and learns the correct and parallel alignment of the eyeballs (eyes). Normal binocular vision is formed. If a genetic or pathogenic vision defect occurs, for example when the child looks with one eye forward and the other in the other direction, strabismus sets in. This must be treated from the earliest symptoms in order to achieve the best possible recovery. If strabismus is not corrected in time, amblyopia develops. Amblyopia may also be associated with the presence of other factors such as: refractive errors (myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism); corneal, lens or vitreous disorders; cataracts or corneal leukomas, etc. Amblyopia is a condition in which vision is permanently impaired. In children with healthy vision, signals from both eyes are sent to the brain. When a child has strabismus, one eye, looking in a different direction from the other, will send faulty, delayed or even no signals to the brain. Thus, the brain is no longer able to superimpose the two images received at different times, or in different axes from the eyeballs (eyes), and sooner or later, the activity of the affected eye will diminish. Basically, the affected eye considers itself overloaded and refuses to send signals to the brain. Hence the name “lazy eye”.

Symptoms:

  • Closing an eye when looking at something
  • Abnormal head movements
  • Decreased vision (easier to address this with older children)
  • Crossed eyes
  • Repeated and more frequent blinking may indicate an adaptive overload of vision

You can do an exercise to highlight a possible symptom: cover the left eye with one hand while the child is looking at the TV or drawing. Repeat this movement for the right eye. If your child shows discomfort when covering one eye, this may suggest a possible vision problem. Treatment of amblyopia is generally achieved by forcing the eye with problems to see normally. The Vision Therapy System (VTS), is the first computerized optometry device with very good results in recovering children’s vision, even 100% in those under 7 years of age. Vision therapy with the Vision Therapy System (VTS) is fun and very well tolerated by children.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

You can make an appointment quickly via the form on the right, or directly over the phone. Our colleagues at the reception desk will be happy to provide you with the availability and information you need to make an appointment. Filling in the form does not represent the registration or confirmation of an appointment, but submitting an appointment request. You will be contacted by our team to check the availability of doctors and make an appointment.

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Information note on examination within the Dr. Holhoș Ophthalmology Network

Dr. Holhoș Ophthalmology Network reserves the right to request payment in advance (by payment order or in cash at the reception desk of network clinics) from patients who:

– Cancel two consecutive appointments at our clinics

or

– do not attend two consecutive appointments at our clinics.

Thank you for your understanding!