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Eye Exams

Expert Providers. Vision Preservation. Early Diagnosis

Comprehensive eye exams are important even if you are not experiencing issues with your vision. Here's what to expect:

While tests will vary based on your doctor and your medical history, most comprehensive eye exams include the following:

  • Visual Acuity to assess the sharpness of your vision, usually using the “Big E” or Snellen chart.

  • Confrontational Visual Field Test is a quick way to measure your overall field of vision.

  • Cover Test, which can identify strabismus or binocular vision problems.

  • Autorefractor to approximate your eyeglass prescription.

  • Refraction is a diagnostic tool to help us find your best corrected vision.

  • Tonometry measures the pressure within your eye.

  • Dilation of the pupil and ophthalmoscopy to examine the optic nerve, retina and blood vessels.

  • Slit Lamp exam to detect common eye diseases and conditions. This instrument allows your doctor to examine the structure of your eye to assess its health.

Important benefits of a comprehensive eye exam

Early Detection of Eye Conditions: Comprehensive eye exams can detect eye diseases and conditions in their early stages, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts.  Monitoring Eye Health: Regular exams help monitor the progression of existing eye conditions. This allows our providers to adjust treatment plans as needed and prevent further vision loss. Assessing General Health: Eye exams can reveal signs of systemic health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and autoimmune diseases.  Prescription Updates: For individuals who wear glasses or contact lenses, comprehensive eye exams ensure prescriptions are up to date.  Preventing Eye Strain and Discomfort: Regular exams can identify issues like dry eyes or eye strain related to digital device usage. Our providers can recommend solutions to alleviate discomfort and enhance visual comfort. Evaluating Eye Teamwork: Eye exams assess how well the eyes work together, which is crucial for depth perception, coordination, and binocular vision. Problems in eye teamwork can lead to difficulties in daily activities and may be corrected with vision therapy. Vision Correction Options: Eye exams allow individuals to explore various vision correction options, such as contact lenses or refractive surgery (e.g., LASIK).  Children's Visual Development: Early childhood eye exams are vital for identifying and addressing vision problems that could impact a child's learning and development. Detecting issues early can prevent learning difficulties and promote academic success.

Child getting eye exam at Vision Care Ophthalmology
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