What can I expect at a routine eye exam?

What can I expect at a routine eye exam?

A routine eye exam includes a thorough evaluation of your eye health and vision quality using state-of-the-art technology. During your appointment, your doctor will discuss your relevant health history, any current symptoms, and perform the following tests:

  • Determination of refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, etc.
  • Determination of the correct prescription for your refractive errors.
  • Eye pressure test for glaucoma.
  • A comprehensive clinical evaluation or the anterior a posterior portions of the eye.
  • Optos Optomap® Retinal Exam (a comprehensive analysis of the back of your eye).

A typical exam lasts approximately 1 to 2 hours. If needed, you should plan on another 30-45 minutes for selecting new eyewear.

What kind of eye diseases can be detected?
You can learn about a number of eye conditions on the pages below. This list is a few of many conditions that can be detected by routine eye examination and then treated effectively.


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