Annual comprehensive eye exams are recommended for people of all ages to ensure that your ocular and systemic health is in order. During your exam a series of tests will be done to assess how well you are seeing in addition to evaluating all aspects of your eye health. The eye is also a window into what is happening in the rest of the body and many times systemic issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and other medical conditions can be discovered during the course of your examination.
Components of a Comprehensive Eye Exam
Over the duration of roughly an hour, the professional staff at Eyesite will conduct a series of tests that can include one or more of the following measurements:
This assessment is intended to measure the distance at which your eye can focus on objects located a long distance away. This is the test that most individuals are familiar with and it is conducted by reading a chart with both eyes open followed by one eye shut.
This is an assessment that determines if you have any color vision abnormalities. This normally runs in families and is diagnosed at an early age. A color vision defect doesn’t have too many real life limitations except for a handful of professions and maybe some mismatched socks!
This test involves covering one eye at a time and alternating back and forth to see if your eyes are working together properly. It allows the doctor to see if an eye turn is present or if your eyes are straining more than they should.
Our professional staff at Eyesite may perform an eye movement assessment to determine how quickly your eyes can follow moving objects. During this test, the doctor will observe eye movement as you follow the trajectory of his finger moving back and forth slowly in front of your face.
Your doctor will perform an eye movement assessment to determine how accurately your eyes can track moving objects. During this test, the doctor will observe your eye movement as you follow the trajectory of their finger moving back and forth slowly in front of your face.
To schedule your comprehensive eye exam please contact us today!