What happens…

At h2 Vision Centres we want to take you on an exceptional journey, taking you through your eye health experience as well as utilising the fun and the function of choosing designer glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses. No longer are glasses ‘just’ a pair of magnifiers, they show our personality and we are focused on not only caring for your eyes and giving you the best possible vision, but ensuring your glasses reflect your personality and facial shape.

Your eye health journey is complemented by the latest technology and qualified staff to assist you. So all you have to sit back and enjoy the experience… you’ll see…

Welcoming you to your experience…

If you can arrive a few minutes early, we will make sure that we have all your details and that they are correct.

  1. Before you see our A/Professor Hartley
    • We will discuss any concerns that you have with your eyes, health or vision and also ocular history. We will ask about family history of eye disease. It is important to bring along a list of any medications.
    • One of the team will perform the following tests, specifically:
      • OCT or Ocular Coherence Topography which is similar to a CT scan of the back of the eye where we examine the macula, optic disc and retina for eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.
      • The next examination is a scan of the cornea, measuring the front curve, thickness and shape.
      • The same device will then check your eye pressures. This is one of the tests used to examine for glaucoma.
      • Ultra-wide field laser retinal imagery is used to provide a 230 degree view of the retina, its vasculature and surface. (Normal fundus cameras scan only up to 45 degrees or 60 degrees meaning that they often miss eye disease e.g. diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments or melanomas)
  2. Consultation with A/Professor Hartley…
    • A/Professor Hartley (who is a medical practitioner as well as an optometrist) will take an in-depth history of previous eye events, general health and medications (many medications and general health issues can affect the eyes)
    • Your current eyewear will be assessed carefully
    • A refraction using latest technology reduces confusion and allows an accurate glasses or contact lens prescription to be calculated.
    • He will then review images that were gathered prior to and during the examination, with you.
    • He will discuss diagnoses and management plans in consultation, with you.
    • This may involve prescription of glasses or contact lenses to solve your visual needs or prescription of drops or medications or ordering of further investigations (imaging or pathology tests) or referral for surgery or treatments (depending on the diagnoses)
  3. We will always send a report…Being a medical practitioner, A/Professor Hartley understands the importance of keeping the other health professionals involved in your care, fully informed of your diagnoses and management. A report is sent via encrypted messaging (Medical Objects) to your GP and any other health professional you nominate.
  4. After your appointment…Our very friendly team will guide you through the frame and lens selection and advise which options best meets your needs. Most patients have a lot of fun choosing frames as our staff make this as enjoyable as possible.