What to Expect from a
Comprehensive Eye Exam
A comprehensive eye exam starts with a detailed discussion including your individual and family history and an analysis of your unique needs at home, work or play. A visual acuity test (sight test) helps determine your level of refractive error, such as myopia or hyperopia. A refractive test will be performed to provide you with a prescription for the clearest vision. Binocular vision tests will determine how well your eyes focus and function together. Your pupil reflexes, ocular muscle reflected and peripheral vision will be assessed. The exam will also include an assessment of the external and internal structures of the eyes included the eyelids, retina, and optic nerve. This will allow the optometrist to determine the health of your eyes to rule out cataracts or dry eyes, and diseases like glaucoma. The optometrist may dilate your pupils allowing for a better view of the back of your eye. A tonometer is used to measure your eye pressure. After completing all the various tests, the optometrist will review your results, make lifestyle and lens recommendations, and answer any questions you may have. Our aim is to provide you with complete information and a personalized treatment or management plan, including recommendations for follow-up appointments.
What’s Covered During an Exam?
We use advanced diagnostics and trusted methods to detect disease and determine your eyes and visual system’s overall health. We use non-invasive technology, like fundus photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT), to ensure your exam is as comfortable and as thorough as possible.