Screening or routine eye health examinations serve to diagnose previously undetected vision disorders that can potentially threaten one’s vision. As part of a routine eye health exam, our doctors examine your eyes to assess your vision, determine the need for glasses as well the general health of your eye. A comprehensive eye exam consists of the following elements:
-Review of patient’s overall health and medical history, family history and ocular history
-Visual acuity and refraction to determine eyeglass prescription
-Basic eye tests such as ocular motility, pupil reactivity and peripheral vision
-Intraocular pressure to screen for glaucoma
-Examination of the eye itself, including dilation of the pupils to examine the retina
-Common eye conditions that we screen for in a routine eye exam include cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye syndrome
-Because the eye exam consists of several components, as well as pupil dilation, please allow for 60 to 90 minutes.
-If you are a contact lens wearer looking for a contact lens fitting, please note that this will be a separate appointment from your routine eye health appointment. A contact lens appointment will ensure proper fit of your lenses as well as lens care.