Complete Eye Examination
It is important to have your eyes examined regularly.
Your eyes should be tested:
- Before age 40 - every two to four years.
- From age 40 to age 54 - every one to three years.
- From age 55 to 64 - every one to two years.
- After age 65 - and every six to 12 months.
- Anyone with high risk factors should be tested every year or two after age 35.
A certified ophthalmic technician will perform an initial screening
and the first part of your exam. Our physicians will then complete your exam and review the diagnosis and treatment with you.
Your eye pressure is measured to test for glaucoma.
A refraction is performed to determine how well you can see.
Pupil dilation is performed for a thorough retinal examination.
Your retina is then fully inspected for detachments, tumors, degeneration
and other medical disorders.
Retinal photography is performed when needed.
Your blood pressure may be checked. Some of the earliest signs of hypertension
can occur in the eye.
Your cornea is examined through a biomicroscope and measured with a
Astigmatism tests are performed, evaluating reading (near), middle,
and distance vision.
Eye muscle balance is measured as this can cause headaches, lower depth
perception, poor reading skills and eyestrain.
Optical accommodation is tested. This is your ability to focus from
distance to near and vice versa.
Visual acuities are measured.
A thorough cataract inspection is performed.
A personal consultation with the doctor, and proper referral is given
for medical disorders that are diagnosed.
Your prescription is determined with the most advanced equipment available.