Would you like to have an ophthalmic examination in Barcelona?

Even if you do not have any particular vision problems, it is recommended that you see an ophthalmologist every 2 to 3 years for an eye examination to assess your visual acuity and general health.

If you would like to have an ophthalmological check-up, do not hesitate to make an appointment with our specialist in Barcelona.

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Information on eye examination in Barcelona
Duration of treatment 20 min
Recommended frequency Each year
Results Immediately
Age From 10 y.o

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Why have an eye examination?

If you have the impression that your vision is not as good as it used to be, that you have to "force" yourself to read or if you notice the appearance of spots in your field of vision, you can have an ophthalmological examination to check the state of your vision.

If you have no particular symptoms, you can also consult an ophthalmologist to check your eyesight, especially if :

  • Your work is tiring for your eyesight
  • You have diabetes or high blood pressure
  • You have a family history of glaucoma or AMD
  • You are over 50 years old


When should an eye exam be carried out?

It is recommended that children have their first ophthalmological check-up before the age of 4, then every 2 years. From the age of 50, this examination should be carried out every year in order to detect certain pathologies that appear with ageing.

What tests does an eye examination consist of?

The examinations proposed as part of an ophthalmological assessment generally depend on the symptoms and family history of the patient. In any case, a check-up always starts with an interrogation of the patient, in order to establish the reason for the consultation, the circumstances and chronology of the symptoms and the history.

There are also several examinations that are systematically carried out during an ophthalmology consultation:

How to prepare for an eye exam?

To prepare for your eye examination, remember to bring together the results of any previous eye examinations you may have had, as well as your prescriptions if you are taking specific treatments.

If you wear glasses, take them with you and don't forget your lens guarantee card, so that the specialist knows exactly which ones you use and with which correction.

If you come for a prescription renewal of your lenses, remember also to note the exact references of those you wear, as well as the product with which you care for them.

Finally, don't forget that if your check-up includes a fundus with pupil dilation, you will need to be accompanied by a relative or take public transport.

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about ophthalmic examination

How long does an eye check-up take?

The duration of an ophthalmological examination obviously depends on the number of examinations performed, but you should allow at least one hour.

How does glaucoma screening work?

In order to detect glaucoma, a complete examination is necessary, including measurement of the intraocular pressure (IOP), measurement of the thickness of the cornea, examination of the iridocorneal angle by gonioscopy (using a lens placed on the eye), and examination of the optic nerve by fundus examination.

Does a fundus hurt ?

The fundus examination is painless. However, the dilation of the pupil may be a little uncomfortable.