Why visit us at least once a year? What’s the big difference between a full, comprehensive medical exam and a quick refraction only?
Everyone, even young children, should get their eyes examined regularly. It helps protect your sight and to make sure that you are seeing to your greatest potential.
Eye exams can also find some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, that have no symptoms. It’s important to find these diseases in their early stages, when they’re easier to treat.
A comprehensive eye exam may include:
Discussing your personal and family medical history
Taking vision tests to see if you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism (a curved cornea that blurs vision), or presbyopia (age-related vision changes)
Tests to see how well your eyes work together
Eye pressure and optic nerve tests to determine if you have glaucoma
External and microscopic examination of your eyes before and after dilation.