Comprehensive Eye Exams

Comprehensive eye exams are the best way to ensure healthy vision for you and your family, it's important to have one annually or if you notice changes in your vision, it is probably time to schedule an appointment. Adults should continue to have their eyes examined annually to keep prescriptions current and check for early signs of various eye diseases and issues.

Children should also have their eyes tested annually as vision is closely linked to the learning process, and poor vision can negatively impact a child's schoolwork. Children will often not complain about their vision, because they simply don't know what "normal" vision looks like.

Preparing For Your Eye Exams

As with a physical examination, it is important to know your medical history when preparing for your eye exam. Your eye care provider will ask about your vision, medications, your health history, and your family's health history.

During Your Eye Exams

Your eye care provider will perform a number of tests to check for certain conditions such as amblyopia and strabismus, but also other diseases and systemic conditions that can affect vision. Tests will be conducted on each eye’s internal and external structures to evaluate the retina, optic nerve, muscles, cornea, blood vessels, pupil, lens, iris, conjunctiva, eyelid, and eyelashes.