What is a comprehensive eye exam?
A comprehensive eye exam consists of both a visual system evaluation and an overall eye health examination.
Visual System: A series of the test is performed to evaluate how well your eyes work as a team and the focusing ability of each eye individually. We check depth perception and eye muscle balance to make sure one eye isn’t weaker than the other. A visual system exam allows us to determine the exact prescription for corrective lenses.
Health Exam: All aspect of the eye is thoroughly examined, both the internal and external tissues. Your doctor will look for cataracts, use dilation to view the inner eye and widen your pupils, obtain eye pressure measurements to diagnose or assess your risk for glaucoma. Dilation allows a clear view of the retina. This allows your doctor to screen for serious threats to the vision and eye health such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.
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Routine eye exams are recommended as part of your regular health and wellness checkups, to protect your eye health for life. Many eye disorders and diseases go undetected until the condition is in the advanced stages. Treatment is most effective when problems are discovered early.
If you are in good health and between 18 and 40, with no signs of vision concerns, and are at low risk of eye disease, we recommend a complete eye exam every 1-3 years. After 40, you should be seen every two years. Once you pass 60, or if you wear corrective lenses, an annual eye exam is the best course of action.
Adult patients with a family history of eye disease, or a diagnosis of diabetes, high blood pressure or some other medical condition that is linked to eye health, yearly eye exams are necessary, or as recommended by your optometrist.