A comprehensive eye examination is much more than just a vision screening. In addition to assessing your visual acuity, comprehensive eye exams include a series of tests to evaluate the overall health of your eyes. Regular eye exams are important because by diagnosing problems early, we have the best chance of preserving your eyesight.
Our providers will ask you questions about your overall health, your eye health history, your work, your family history, and the amount of time you spend using screens. This information will help him determine if preventive eye care is needed.
This test involves reading an eye chart with letters or symbols in descending sizes. Although this is not enough information to prescribe corrective lenses, it does give us an idea of how your vision compares to a person with good (or 20/20) vision.
If your vision is not 20/20, you have a refractive error—farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, or another eye condition that interferes with your vision. Refraction lets our providers determine the right corrective lenses for your needs. We use state-of-the-art equipment to measure refractive error.
This exam allows our providers to assess how well your eyes work together and separately.
A comprehensive eye exam includes specialized tests to diagnose diseases and eye conditions inside and outside the eye. The slit lamp test lets us examine the internal and external parts of your eye in detail to identify cataracts, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment. Tonometry measures the pressure inside your eye to test for glaucoma. Finally, pupil dilation gives our providers a view of the back of your eye.