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What's Involved

  • Our staff will door-knock and drop a letter in your mailbox to let you know when we are in your area

  • If you are interested in taking part, our staff will ask you some questions to check that you are eligible. 

  • If you are eligible, you will be invited to take part and be scheduled for your free eye and ear health exam. You will be given the Participant Information Statement which discusses the study in detail.

  • At your appointment, our staff will go through the Participant Information Sheet with you. They will answer any questions you have about your participation. You will then sign the Participant Consent Form. 

  • Participation in the Survey is voluntary. If you do not wish to take part, you do not have to. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the project at any stage.


  • ​Auto-refraction - Measurement of your eye's focusing power or prescription.

  • Lensometry - Measurement of the power of your glasses.

  • Distance visual acuity - Assess how well you can see by reading letters off a chart at a distance, with and without glasses.

  • Near visual acuity - Assess how well you can see up close by reading some sentences from a hand-held chart, with or without glasses.

  • Intraocular pressure - Measure the fluid pressure of your eye, which is a quick check to assess your risk of glaucoma.

  • Van Herick test

  • Visual Field (Perimetry) - Used to measure your peripheral, or side, vision to assess your risk of glaucoma.

Station 1

  • ​Station 2 questionnaire - used to gather demographic information as well as medical history

  • Anthropometry measurements - height, weight, BMI, waist circumference

  • Blood pressure

  • Blood glucose - finger prick test 

Station 2

  • ​Ultra-wide fundus photography - Taking images of the front and back of your eye.

  • Optic Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Angiography (OCT-A) - Taking 3D scans of the back of your eye to assess the optic nerve (which sends information about what you see to the brain) and macula (central retina) in detail.

  • Slit lamp examination - Assess the structures at the front and back of your eye in detail, looking through a microscope.

Station 3

  • ​Station 4 questionnaire - used to gather audiological history 

  • Video otoscopy - taking images of the middle ear

  • Pure-tone audiometry - assess the ability to perceive sounds

  • Tympanometry - provides middle ear measurements

Station 4

  • An optional take-home questionnaire is provided to all participants and is also available online. 

  • This will ask questions about vision function, environmental noise exposure, physical activity and diet.

  • Our staff are able to help you fill in the questionnaire if you need assistance. 

Take Home Questionnaire

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