At our glaucoma consultation, we offer you an individualised diagnosis and therapy plan according to the type of glaucoma you have, taking a holistic approach to your medical condition and taking into account, for example, any internal concomitant diseases and medication. This is a crucial prerequisite for the success of the treatment. We will clarify with you personally, with the aid of appropriate specific investigations, which therapy will offer you the best possible results in the long term.
With specific glaucoma diseases, we need to cooperate closely with your family doctor, which we will gladly carry out with your consent.
Typical examination procedure
On arrival at the eye centre, please log in and register.
After your visual acuity, field of vision and intraocular pressure have been established, further investigations may be arranged after a discussion of the findings
within the context of our glaucoma special diagnostics. Afterwards, the findings obtained will be discussed with you and a treatment concept will be defined with you. We will be happy to provide you and your family doctor with a detailed report.
Paediatric ophthalmology / Orthoptics
Our qualified orthoptists, coordinating with our
qualified eye specialists, treat persons of all ages - from infants to
senior citizens - in the areas of
prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation.
We consider screening in children to be particularly important at the Augenzentrum Höfe.
The orthoptic consultation includes:
Detection and treatment of various forms of Strabismus (hidden and visible squint)
Investigation into possible visual impairment (amblyopia) and its therapy
in infants: early detection is particularly important for a more
successful treatment of impaired vision in childhood. Vision has to be
learned from the brain! The development of visual acuity (eyesight) is
practically completed by the age of seven years. For this reason, we
recommend that all
children between the age of two and three years have a screening check-up, even if you have not noticed any abnormalities.
Investigation into defective vision (short-sightedness and long-sightedness and/or astigmatism), usually after an additional eye drop test
Detection of functional disorders of the eye muscles (weaknesses or paralysis)
Assessment of double vision and, where applicable, prescription of aids (spectacle lenses / prisms)
Investigation into problems of binocular vision, such as stereo vision
Investigation into headaches / reading problems / heterophoria (defective angle vision)
Orthoptic tests in the event of partial performance weakness, such as dyslexia
Assessment of nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
Spectacle prescriptions (possibly after an additional eye drop test)
Field of vision testing
Testing of the sense of colour (also in infants)
The following observations suggest deviation from the normal development of the eye and should be investigated without fail:
Squint from the 6th month of life (a squint NEVER disappears over time!)
One or both eyes are often reddened
Pupil seems grey instead of black
One or both eyes are exceptionally large
In terms of behaviour:
If a child ...
is sensitive to light
often rubs its eyes
has a temporary squint in one eye
tilts ist head
holds a picture book or objects very close to its eyes
moves very close to the TV
often stumbles, or often misses the mark
experiences blurred vision when reading and writing
tires quickly, complains of stinging eyes or experiences watery eyes while reading or writing
Eyewear and contact lenses
Most eye defects
(short-sightedness, long-sightedness or astigmatism) can be corrected by
the use of the appropriate spectacles or contact lenses.
Between the age of 40 and 50, so-called presbyopia (aging of the eye) becomes apparent in every person, so that close-up objects can no longer be seen clearly. The eyes have to readjust (accommodate) to see close-up objects clearly. With increasing age the ability to accommodate decreases.
or comfortably close glasses improve close-up vision. Varifocal
spectacles offer clearer vision at all points. These spectacles provide
ideal distance and near vision, and can be used for middle distances -
for instance for computer work.
In the case of special requirements in the workplace, workplace spectacles with individually adjusted visual acuity may be helpful.
For certain eye diseases (e.g. squint, weak vision, dry eye or macular degeneration), special glasses can significantly improve your quality of life.
lenses (hard, soft or multifocal contact lenses) are an alternative to
spectacles. Corneal and / or conjunctival damage can be avoided by the
perfect choice, adjustment and monitoring of contact lenses by an
experienced contact lens specialist.
We use only high-quality contact lenses:
Very high oxygen permeability - breathable
High water content and high water binding capacity - comfortable to wear
Optionally with integrated UV blocking agents – protection against macular changes
Toric contact lenses
Toric contact lenses can correct astigmatism and ensure ideal vision.
Multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal contact lenses optimise near and distance vision as well as the middle distance range (similar to varifocal lenses), thus enabling clear vision at almost any distance.
Hard contact lenses
As soft contact lenses are not suitable for certain eyes, we also offer a solution for special sets of problems (e.g. keratoconus or progressive short-sightedness).
Low Vision Rehabilitation
When glasses are no longer enough - help for blind and visually impaired people
The goal of our Low Vision Rehabilitation is to achieve the highest possible degree of independence in your life by developing your vision potential and / or better utilisation of your existing potential.
State of the art techniques allow blind or visually impaired people to participate actively in life today.
For successful low vision rehabilitation, our interdisciplinary experienced and coordinated team of specialists at Augenzentrum Höfe (ophthalmologists, opticians and orthoptists) are available with the context of our Low Vision Rehabilitation consultation and - if necessary - within the scope of home visits as well.
Our typical Low Vision Rehabilitation Training Programme: Tests:
Determining your visual needs
Self-help organisations in Switzerland
SZBLIND – Swiss National Association for the Blind
Linth Information Centre
Tel. 055 610 40 44
Swiss Federation of the Blind
BFVI – The Blind Care Association of Central Switzerland
Low Vision Centre for visually impaired children & adolescents
The consultation for macular assessment has a permanent place at Augenzentrum Höfe. Depending on the stage, the form and the concomitant diseases, we can offer you a therapy plan which is precisely adapted to your macular changes after a pain-free diagnosis with state-of-the-art technology.
Since we understand macular degeneration to be a holistic disease, we also attach great importance to close collaboration with your GP, which we will gladly undertake with your consent.
Typical examination procedure
Upon arrival at the eye centre, please log in and register.
After determining your visual acuity, your macular function (with a special laser method) and three-dimensional microstructural detection of the ten different layers of your macula, and after discussing the findings with you, further examinations may possibly be arranged as part of our macular special diagnostics. Afterwards, the results obtained will be discussed with you, and the treatment concept specified, which will offer you the best possible treatment results in the long term. We will be pleased to provide you and your GP with a detailed report.
In our Sicca consultation, we establish the cause(s) of the functional disorder of your tear film and offer you a therapy which is precisely adapted to your disorder.
Please inform us when arranging an appointment if you are a contact lens wearer with dry eyes so we can schedule a contact lens check at the same time. A change of contact lenses or a special wetting agent will possibly suffice to alleviate your discomfort.
If a visit to our practice is not possible, contact us and we will gladly arrange an appointment for a home visit.