Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, our providers will ask questions about any signs or symptoms you’re experiencing, go over your medications, you and your family’s medical history, and your work environment. All these things may play a role in the overall health of your eye, and we use this information when determining any treatment options or recommendations to ensure the best care possible.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Optometrists provide regular vision acuity testing as part of a comprehensive eye examination. Our providers will measure how each eye is seeing by utilizing both a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, we may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam includes testing eye functionality. Our Optometrists perform several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable the providers to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes’ ability to function properly.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Optometrist will examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and Tonometry. Our providers evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of Glaucoma, so we utilize Tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, we review the results and discuss a treatment plan with you.