Comprehensive Eye Exams
A comprehensive eye examination is important for everyone, even those who do not need vision correction. Here’s what is included:
- Evaluation of medical history and review of medications
- Review of eye history, past and present
- Prescription for eyeglasses, if needed (or contact lens examination and fitting.
- Slit lamp exam to looks at the front of the eye - lids, lashes, the front surface of the eye – the cornea, tear film, the white of your eye and your lens inside of your eye.
- Glaucoma check to measure pressure in the eye
- Dilation to look inside your eye. Eye drops are placed in your eyes to cause your pupils to become large. Using a magnifying lens and a bright light, your doctor will review the inside of your eye to determine the health of your lens, retina and nerve.
- Based on these examinations, your eye doctor will discuss your diagnosis and recommendations and advise you on how often you should have an eye examination.