A comprehensive eye and vision examination may include, but is not limited to, the following tests. Individual patient signs and symptoms, along with the professional judgment of the doctor, may significantly influence the testing done.
- Health history and review of medications for visual side effects
- Tonometry, visual field testing and optic nerve examination for glaucoma
- Biomicroscopy for cataracts, cornea or anterior segment abnormalities
- Ophthalmoscopy (dilated when indicated) for vitreo-retinal examinations
- Visual acuity and auto-refraction to help determine your prescription
- Subjective refraction and focusing tests to ensure clear vision
- Eye alignment, muscle balance and coordination for comfortable vision
How long will your examination take?
Individual needs and conditions will influence the length of an examination. It’s good to plan on about 1.5 hours for your examination. The nature of our practice is to give our patients the utmost in care and service.
During your examination, your doctor may recommend dilating your eyes. This allows a better view of the inside of your eye. Dilation MAY cause temporary light sensitivity and/or some blurring, affecting your ability to drive. Please arrange for someone to transport you home following your eye exam if you feel uncomfortable driving. If you wear contact lenses, please bring your backup glasses or sunglasses to use until the dilation has worn off.