Driving Test Reports Tralee

Driving Test Reports

To drive in Ireland a medical report has to be completed by a Medical Practitioner or Optometrist whose name is on the General Register of Medical Practitioners or on the Register of Optometrists in Ireland.

Scheduled Eye Tests Tralee and KillorglinWe all appreciate the importance of good eyesight. Especially when behind the wheel of a car, so it is understandable that all applications for provisional driving licenses in Ireland must be accompanied by an eyesight report completed by a registered ophthalmic optician or registered medical practitioner.

As well as having good central vision it is important that drivers have good peripheral sight.

Peripheral vision must now be assessed by means of a visual field test, visual field testing assess the full horizontal and vertical range and sensitivity of your vision. When carried out by your optometrist or ophthalmologist to test for defects in visual field and detect blind spots which may impair the ability to spot a vehicle or pedestrian before it is directly in front of the driver.

We take appointments for driving licence eyesight reports for both category 1 (cars and 8 seater vehicles) and category 2 (Bus and truck) license drivers.

RSA Eye Sight Report form

Cataract clouding Cataract Testing in Kerry

Full Eye Examinations

The full range and scope of comprehensive eye care services including…

Domiciliary Care Visits

If you are unable to attend the practice unaided? Tangney Opticians offers a specialist home eye care service. Taking care of everything from home eye tests and dispensing of glasses to our aftercare service! Cataract monitoring in Kerry The lens of the eye is situated behind the iris, and is moved by muscles in the eye. If the lens becomes hazy called a cataract.

A cataract can vary from some mild cloudiness of the lens to a situation where there is no transparency whatsoever. Medical Card and PRSI Allowances Accepted. Glaucoma Checks. Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma. A complete eye exam to detect glaucoma. Protect your eyes. Diabetic screening Diabetic retinopathy can be detected during a dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

An exam by your primary doctor, during which your eyes are not dilated, is not an adequate substitute for a full exam done by an ophthalmologist. Eye exams for people with diabetes. Driving Test Reports Before you can get your provisional driving licences in Ireland you must  have an eyesight report completed by a registered optician.

Central vision peripheral sight tests available. Contact Lens Fitting With years of experience fitting contact lenses we have seen some amount of change. The most exciting changes involve new materials that are much more oxygen permeable, therefore, more comfortable and healthier eyes.

Contact Lenses & Lens Care

Contact Lenses & Lens Care

Contact Lenses & Proper Lens Care Contact lenses are a hugh part of our business and we provide professional advice and care on all contact lenses: Dailies  Toric Lens for Astigmatism Coloured Lenses Extended wear lenses (to leave in overnight)  Multifocal Lens We provide excellent advice and guidence to all our contact lense wearers to ensure sucessful and safe contact lense wear.

Proper Lens Care with Tangney Opticians in Kerry. Before handling contact lenses, wash and rinse hands. Use a mild non-cosmetic soap. Soaps with perfumes, oils, or lotions leave a film on the hands, which you may transfer to your lenses and cause eye irritation or blurred vision.

Dry hands with a clean, lint-free towel. If you use hair spray, use it before you put in your contacts. It’s also a good idea to keep your fingernails short and smooth to avoid damaging your lenses or scratching the eye.

After your contacts are in your eyes, put on makeup so you don’t get any on your lenses. Take out contact lenses before you remove makeup for the same reason. Different types of contact lenses require special care and certain types of products. Always use the disinfecting solution, eye drops, and enzymatic cleaners your eye care professional recommended.

Some eye products or eye drops are not safe for contact lens wearers. Never use tap water directly on lenses, and never put contact lenses in your mouth to “rinse” them. Microorganisms can live in even distilled water, causing infection or sight damage. Clean each contact by rubbing it gently with your index finger in the palm of your other hand.

Most multipurpose solutions don’t have “No Rub” on their labels anymore. Lightly rubbing your contact removes surface buildup.

Clean your contact lens case every time you use it with either sterile solution or hot tap water. Let it air dry.

Replace the contact lens storage case every three months.

Prevent Eye Problems

How to Prevent Eye Problems

There are many different types of eye disease, but many of them share methods of prevention. Consider these tips to help reduce your risk of eye problems.

Quitting Smoking would be great start

Tobacco use is synonyms with just about every kind of eye disease, including AMD(Age Related Macular Degeneration 50+), diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and dry eye.

Regular visits to optician and eye exams

Starting treatment early is the best way to prevent permanent damage from glaucoma, retinal detachment, and other diseases. People over 30 should have a dilated eye exam at least every three to five years (more often if they are at higher risk for glaucoma). People over 60 should have one every year.

Control Blood Sugar

If you’re diabetic, keeping your blood sugar level can help ward off retinopathy.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Obesity and health problems related to it (high blood pressure) are associated with higher risk of AMD, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.

Take small rests “Eye Breaks”

If working in front of a computer or doing another task that requires long periods of visual focus, take a break and close your eyes or look at something far away for a few seconds every 20 minutes or so to prevent dry eye and eyestrain.

Common sense goes a long way if it having a straining effect just stop. Protect what you have.

How to Prevent Eye Problems

What test are done on eyes

What tests can be done on eyes.

Ideally, the eye examination consists of an external examination of both eyes, followed by specific tests for visual acuity, pupil function, extraocular muscle motility, visual fields, intraocular pressure and ophthalmoscopy through a dilated pupil.

 A minimal eye examination consists of tests for visual acuity, pupil function, and extraocular muscle motility, as well as direct ophthalmoscopy (ophthalmoscope) and a light source through an undilated pupil.

Everyone needs regular eye exams. This is particularly important if you are in the high risk factors or a family history of eye problems.

Children need their vision checked at 6 months, 3 years, and before national school. These exams should be done during preventative pediatrician visits and with a school eye screening.

Adults may see an eye doctor at least every two years and annually after age 60.

Schedule an eye test with Tangney’s in our Killorglin or Tralee practices.

Eye Tests for Dingle Caherciveen, Killorglin, Tralee, Kenmare.

Contacts or Glasses

Decide whether you like Contacts or Glasses

You may choose to wear glasses or contact lenses for vision correction this is a personal preferences for the wearer, further down we discuss Advantages and Disadvantages of both.

Even lifestyle choice, comfort, convenience, budget and aesthetics should all factor into your decision.

Before deciding between contacts and glasses, keep in mind that one is not necessarily better than the other; each has its pros and cons in terms of vision, ease of use and eye health.

Glasses offer benefits over contact lenses. They require very little cleaning and maintenance, you don’t need to touch your eyes to wear them decreasing your risk for eye infections, and glasses are cheaper than contact lenses in the long run since they don’t need to be replaced as often.

Glasses also can act as an extension of your personality and make a great fashion statement also.

Contact lenses have many advantages over glasses. Contacts sit directly on your eye, so vision, particularly peripheral vision, is unobstructed.

You can participate in sports and outdoor activities without fear of eyeglasses slipping in the way, falling off or breaking. You can even change the color of your eyes with color contact lenses.

So which are better for your particular needs and lifestyle, glasses or contact lens?

Advantages and disadvantages of each type of eyewear to help you choose.

Contact Lenses Advantages

 ✔ Contacts conform to the curvature of your eye, providing a wider field of view and causing less vision distortions and obstructions than eyeglasses.

✔ Contact lenses don’t get in the way when playing sports and exercising.

✔ Contact lenses won’t clash with what you’re wearing.

✔ Contacts typically aren’t affected by weather conditions and won’t fog up in cold weather like glasses.

✔ If you want to see how you would look with a different eye color, you can experiment with color contact lenses. You can even purchase special-effect contacts to match your Halloween or fancy dress costume!

✔ Some contact lenses can reshape your cornea while you sleep. Overnight orthokeratology (Ortho-k) temporarily corrects myopia, so you can see clearly the next day without the need for glasses or contacts.

Contact Lenses Disadvantages

✖ People have trouble applying a contact len to their eyes.

✖ Contacts reduce the amount of oxygen reaching your eye and thus can cause or increase the severity of dry eye syndrome.

✖ If you work at a computer often, wearing contact lenses will likely contribute to symptoms of computer vision.

✖ Contacts require proper lens care and lens case cleaning each day, to avoid potentially serious eye infections. If you can’t commit to the care and recommended replacement cycle of your contacts, daily disposables would be your best choice.

✖ If you accidentally fall asleep while wearing contacts, your eyes typically will be dry, gritty, red and irritated when you wake.

Eye Test Kerry

 Tangney’s Opticians Eye Test Kerry

Tangney Opticians in KerryTangney Opticians provide Eye Tests in Kerry while keeping you the customer the main focus of our practice. Our eye test examinations are carried out by a fully qualified optometrists/optician.

They are registered with the Opticians Board here in Ireland, the Association of Optometrists Ireland.

The eye exam generally takes 20 to 30 minutes and consideration is always given to the patient’s overall health, family history and any present difficulties.

We use the latest technology available to optometrist will establish the power and health of your eyes. Glasses or contact lenses will be recommended if a visual correction is needed. Further tests will be carried out if any abnormalities are found and a referral to the GP or an eye specialist will be arranged if necessary.

Tangney's Opticians Eye Test Kerry

Eye Tests in Kerry

The optometrist will then check your vision and health of the eye using a series of charts and instruments. Various specific conditions are screened for, Glaucoma, Diabetic Screening, Macular Degeneration to name but a few. It may also be possible during the eye test to detect many health issues such as elevated blood pressure, central nervous system abnormalities and more. After the examination the optician will discuss the results and refer you to the dispensing optician should glasses be required. Our Services Eye Care and Services Visureal The Eye Exam Contact Lens Fittings and Check Ups Driving vision reports VDU screening Colour Vision Tests.

Opticians and Eye Test.

Opticians are technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. They use prescriptions supplied by ophthalmologists or optometrists, but do not test vision or write prescriptions for visual correction. Opticians are not permitted to diagnose or treat eye diseases.