Your First Visit to Hamilton Eye Clinic
When you visit Hamilton Eye Clinic you can expect high quality service from a team dedicated to your well being and comfort.
It is important that you bring with you your current reading glasses or contact lenses (if you wear them) and a list of your current medications.
When you arrive you will be greeted by our friendly receptionists and directed to one of our three waiting areas. You are welcome to help yourself to tea, coffee or water – located in the main waiting room.
Your first visit will involve an ophthalmic examination by one of our surgeons which will allow our specialists to determine your next best step. Your visit may also include one or more tests for which we may need to dilate your pupils with drops. You may find you have trouble focusing afterwards. Whilst this is normal and temporary we recommend you make arrangements to have someone drive you home afterwards and you may also want to bring sunglasses with you to minimize glare and light sensitivity when you leave your appointment.
We do our best to keep on schedule but occasionally some consultations and treatments can take longer than expected or we may have an acute case come in that needs to be dealt with urgently. When this happens your waiting time may end up being longer than originally indicated.
After your consultation you will need to return to reception where you can settle your account and schedule your next appointment, if one is needed.
There are many different eye symptoms or conditions that can affect your vision or cause you pain or discomfort. Some are minor and easily treated but others can be serious or lead to a permanent loss of vision.
If you have any of the following symptoms, or are concerned about your eyes get them checked by a GP, an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.
- Red Eyes
- Blurred Vision
- Watering Eyes
- Sore Eyes
- Droopy/Sagging Eyelids
- Double Vision
- Floaters and Flashes
- Dry Eyes
- Foreign Body in the Eye
Eye Conditions and Treatments
The Hamilton Eye Clinic has a comprehensive range of ophthalmic diagnostic and treatment (medical or surgical) technologies including some of the latest technological advances available for patient care. We offer specialist treatment for many conditions including:
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
How is an ophthalmologist different to an optometrist? Do I need a referral? How much will it cost?
View our Frequently Asked Questions page for all the answers.