A typical eye exam with one of our doctors will consist of the following procedures:
- Case History – A thorough review of any visual problems, your general health, medications you are taking, working environment and hobbies, and family history (medical and visual).
- Visual Acuity – A test to check your ability to see clearly at all distances.
- Binocular Vision and Motility – A test to see how your eyes work together, their alignment, and range of motion. Depth perception and the ability to focus will also be tested.
- Pupil Reflex Testing – A test to observe how your pupils react to light. Some eye diseases will affect how the pupil react to light.
- Prescription Check/Refraction: The Doctor will determine if you need a prescription for glasses or contact lenses or if your current prescription has changed since your last exam.
- Tonometry: This test allows the doctor to check the pressure inside the eye and is an important screening tool for glaucoma.
- Anterior Segment Health Exam: The doctor will use a microscope to evaluate the health of the lids, lashes, cornea and the lens inside the eye. This test is important for detecting dry eye, corneal degenerations, blepharitis, and cataracts.
- Posterior Segment Health Exam: The doctor will evaluate the health of the retina, optic nerve head, macula, and blood vessels at the back of the eye. This is important in detecting tears/holes/detachments, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases. Images of the back of the eye will also be taken which will serve as a baseline for future examinations.