Comprehensive Eye Exams
It’s about more than just blurry vision.
Eye exams are vital to your overall health.
In addition to assessing your visual acuity, your eye care provider will test for common eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, as well as assess how your eyes are functioning together.
Serious health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure are often first detected during an eye exam.
Don’t put it off — schedule your comprehensive eye exam at League City Eyecare & Eyewear today.
What does a comprehensive eye exam include?
Your optometrist will determine what tests are needed based on your medical history, however, most comprehensive eye exams include the following:
- Visual acuity test to determine the level of your vision as measured with an eye chart
- Autorefraction/Retinoscopy to estimate your eyeglass prescription
- Refraction to determine your exact eyeglass prescription
- Binocular vision assessment to ensure your eyes are working together properly and efficiently
- Slit lamp exam to check the overall health of the eye for any conditions and/or diseases
- Tonometry to test the intra-ocular pressure as it can relate to glaucoma
- Dilated fundus exam (DFE) to evaluate the health of the inside of the eye including the optic nerve, retina, and blood vessels
Additional testing may be ordered by the doctor including:
- Fundus photography to photo-document certain eye conditions
- Visual field test to check for blind spots, or areas of missing vision
- Optical coherence tomography (OCT) to further evaluate possible glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc.
How often should I get a comprehensive eye exam?
Most eye care professionals recommend annual comprehensive eye exams. This is especially important for those patients who are diabetic and patients 40 years of age and older.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends children have their eyes examined at 6 months old, three years old, before starting school at five years old, and then every year thereafter.
What about contact lens exams?
A comprehensive eye exam typically does not include a contact lens fitting so you may need to request a separate contact lens evaluation.
Just let us know when you schedule your appointment, and we’ll make sure all of your contact lens needs are taken care of.
Make healthy vision and ocular health a priority. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at League City Eyecare & Eyewear now.