Comprehensive Eye Exams
During this eye exam you will receive a complete exam with the Ophthalmologist and/or Optometrist. Our doctors use a wide variety of tests and procedures to examine your eyes. These tests range from simple ones, such as having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to visualize the tiny structures inside of your eyes.
When you have an eye exam, it will usually take from one to two hours or more, depending upon the number and complexity of tests required for your eyes. Here are some of the basic tests that you are likely to encounter during a routine eye exam. Here are some of the components of the eye examination: Retinoscopy, Refraction, Auto-Refraction, Cover Test, Slit-lamp examination, Glaucoma Test and Dilation.
The Importance of Annual Eye Exams
Some experts estimate that approximately one in 20 preschool children and one in four school-aged children have an eye problem that could cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. Children without symptoms and who are at low risk for eye problems should have their eyes screened by six months of age, then examined at age three and again at the start of school. Risk-free children should then continue to have their eyes examined every year throughout school.
Any child who does have risk factors for vision problems may need to have more frequent eye exams. Some examples of common risk factors include:
- Developmental delays
- Turned or crossed eyes
- Family history of eye disease
- History of eye injury
- Squinting or straining the eyes
- Other physical illness or disease
We recommend an annual eye exam for all adults. You may need more frequent examinations, depending upon your rate of visual change and overall health. Annual eye examinations are critical to detecting conditions that can threaten your eyesight.
If you are over 40, an annual eye examination can reveal the presence of presbyopia and other vision problems. Common conditions that increase with age are cataracts, macular degeneration, and ocular manifestations of diabetes and high blood pressure, among many other diseases.
The refraction test is an eye exam that measures a person’s prescription for eyeglasses.
Contact Lens Exam
The contact lens exam is an eye exam that measures a person’s prescription for Contact Lenses.
More Ophthalmology Services:
- Cataract Surgery
- Chalazion Removal
- Choosing a Lens Implant for Cataract Surgery
- Diagnostic Testing
- Examination of the Eyelids
- Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)
- Macular Degeneration
- Pterygium Surgery
- Surgery for Drooping Eyelids
- Punctal Plugs
- SLT (Selective laser trabeculoplasty- Laser Treatment for Glaucoma)
- YAG Capsulotomy