Specialist ophthalmologic examination

Even if you're not experiencing any problems, it is a good idea to have your eyes checked by a specialist from time to time. The specialist will be able to verify where there are any anomalies that could indicate the onset of any type of disease. If you have a feeling that your eyesight is worsening, then this type of examination is all the more recommendable.

Detailed specialist examination

A general eye examination allows us to determine the presence of potential eye diseases and also lets us uncover suspicions about other types of illnesses in the body. This is why, at our centre, we conduct a detailed examination of the front and surface of the eye, eye fundus with retina and measure the intraocular pressure. If we notice any signs of anomaly on the eye, we perform additional specialized eye examinations, depending on the type of problem. Diagnostic devices that most optometry clinics are not equipped with are necessary for these types of examinations. The examination takes a little over an hour of your time.

More about patient experiences
  • Katarina, 42 years,  14. May 2014

    I booked an appointment for eye examination and dioptre prescription at the Morela Ophthalmologists Eye Centre in April 2014 because, as a contact lens user of many years, I had been having vision problems for the last 6 months, despite having undergone regular annual eye examinations. I was very satisfied with the examination at the Morela Ophthalmologists Eye Centre. The doctor, Dr. Urša Pečjak, took much more time to examine me than I had been used to. She questioned me in detail about all of the problems I was having with my eyes and very patiently measured my dioptres again, while explaining the source of my problems and what I could expect in future. My satisfaction with the examination was complemented by the friendly administrators at the front desk who ensured me that everything went smoothly and showed no bad mood despite there being many people in the waiting room that day. I warmly recommend a visit to the Morela Ophthalmologists in the Brdo Technology Park in Ljubljana!

  • Urška
    Urška, 37 years,  24. April 2014

    Sometimes people get worried for even minor eye problems, especially if they have already experienced severe inflammation. That’s why I’m especially grateful that today’s detailed examination at Morela Ophthalmologists revealed that there is nothing to worry about and that everything is ok.

  • Manca
    Manca, 66 years,  15. April 2014

    Morela Ophthalmologists is a brand I trust completely. Our family has been seeing the excellent eye doctor Morela for over two decades – first, the mother and now, the daughter. My sensitive eyes require constant monitoring - not only accurate eye measurements, but also a friendly chat. Whenever (and this is often) I visit Morela Ophthalmologists, I get both: top rate technical and medical knowledge and a warm-hearted conversation. I really get treated to what is best: “A great doctor is a great person who also knows something about medicine”.

  • Meta
    Meta, 45 years,  5. October 2012

    I also like Morela Ophthalmologists. I went to see them at the Technology Park in Ljubljana for an examination. They were friendly and professional and Dr. Morela explained in detail everything I was interested in. I highly recommend them!

Frequency of newly discovered diseases during a specialist examination

Every detection is key to successful treatment

Many eye diseases are not discovered in their early stages. In some cases, we can actually improve the initial worsening of vision with the prescription of eyeglasses. Patients who suffer from keratoconus, glaucoma, macular degeneration or retinal detachment all too frequently make an appointment for an eye examination in later stages, when vision has sharply worsened and irreparable damage of the eyes has already occurred. In order to ensure this happens in as few cases as possible, we recommend regular check-ups with an ophthalmologist for anyone who wears glasses or contact lenses as well as those in whom an eye disease has already been discovered or who are being treated for an illness that can negatively affect the eyes (diabetes, hypertension).


  • Eye measurements
    Duration: 10 minutes

    On your first visit to our center, we will first measure your eyes' dioptre value and intraocular pressure. If you wear glasses, we will also determine the dioptre of the glasses you are wearing. We recommend that individuals who frequently wear contact lenses do not wear them at least two days prior to the examination. If possible, you should bring with you the latest report from your ophthalmologist that has information on the types of contact lenses that were last prescribed.

  • Determining visual acuity
    Duration: 15-30 minutes

    A very important part of every eye examination is determining visual acuity with and without corrective glasses. This allows us to verify whether the cause of your worsening eyesight is simply due to refractive error or whether it is the result of an eye disease or innate visual impairment (undeveloped vision). This part of the examination is normally followed by dilating the pupils, which is performed using special eye drop medication. This procedures allows us to ensure a thorough examination of deeper structures in the eye, particularly of the eye fundus, or retina. It usually takes 15-30 minutes for the pupil to sufficiently widen.

  • Examination using a biomicroscope
    Duration: 15 minutes

    After dilating the pupil, the eye doctor examines in detail all parts of the eye using a special microscope. Particular attention is paid to the cornea, eye lens and retina with macula. On the basis of the determinations of the eye examination and the measurements that are taken beforehand, the doctor then recommends treatment and in some cases, additional specialist examinations. At our centre, we place particular emphasis on good personal contact between the patient and doctor. We strive to explain to each patient in detail the nature of his or her problems and provide recommendations on appropriate treatment.

  • Additional specialist examinations
    Duration: 15 minutes

    In the case of some eye diseases and prior to performing surgical procedures to improve eyesight, it is sometimes are necessary to perform additional specialist examinations. These include laser eye fundus imaging – OCT, determination of the field of vision, analysis of the corneal structure using topography or pentacam measurements, eye biometry, specular microscopy for determining the number and quality of cells in the interior layer of the cornea, pachymetry with measurement of corneal thickness, aberrometry for establishing optical aberrations of the eye. All of these examinations are also performed at our centre. Some of these can be performed on the initial doctor visit, while others require an additional visit at our clinic.



What is included in this type of examination?

At a general examination, the doctor first measures the refractive error and determines visual acuity. We also always measure the intraocular pressure and examine the anterior part of the eye (the cornea and eye lens) using a biomicroscope. This is followed by pupil dilatation using eye drops and a precise examination of the eye’s fundus. Some types of diseases require additional examinations such an examination of the field of vision or laser imaging of the eye fundus. These examinations are not part of a standard examination, but may usually be performed in the course of one single visit at our centre.

Can I drive after the examination?

Due to the pupils being dilated, your vision will be a little blurry for about two hours after the examination. During this time, you will not be capable of operating a motor vehicle. We therefore recommend that patients come to this examination accompanied by someone or that they use public transportation.

How often should I see the ophthalmologist?

There is no general rule on how often you should get your eyes checked. Recommended frequency depends on age, whether there is already a known eye disease or any other afflictions that also affect vision. Regular examinations are recommendable to those who suffer from diabetes, higher intraocular pressure (glaucoma), some chronic diseases of the eye fundus (retina), chronic diseases of the cornea (for example, keratoconus) and anyone who regularly uses contact lenses.

How much time do I need for the examination?

You will spend approximately one hour at our clinic. After the dioptre value and intraocular pressure are measured and the anterior parts of the eye are examined, it is also necessary to dilate the pupils using eye drops, which lasts about 15-20 minutes. This is followed by an examination of the fundus and in some cases, other types of additional examinations, depending on our findings.


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