Help and frequently asked questions

What is a slit lamp?


This instrument is used to observe the health of the cornea, the iris and the lens. The optometrist will ask you to place your head against a frame and your chin in a rest while the optometrist looks through a powerful microscope at each eye.  It is also used in combination with a high powered hand held lens to provide the optometrist with a ‘3 D’ view of the back of the eye.