What’s Your “Eye-Q”?

5 Parts of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Professional optometrists recommend comprehensive annual eye exams because many eye conditions exist without signs or symptoms, and catching them early can help save and strengthen your eyesight.

Here is what to expect when you schedule an appointment with one of InVision’s top-notch optometrists.

1. The exam begins with a discussion about your health history, followed by preliminary tests based on your answers. Be sure to let your optometrist (OD) know if there’s a history of eye disease in your family.2. Then, the doctor uses an eye chart to determine how clearly each eye is seeing and prescribe the appropriate correction will be to help you with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.

3. Next, a binocular microscope called a slit lamp will show the doctor the structure of your eye to screen for eye diseases and check the overall health of your eye.

4. Then, the doctor will screen for glaucoma with a tonometry or “puff” test, which measures the pressure in your eye.

5. Lastly, the doctor will dilate your pupils to get a better view of the internal eye structures and make sure everything looks healthy. TIP: After dilation your eyes will be extremely sensitive to light, so be sure to bring a pair of large sunnies!

After your eye exam, your InVision optometrist will go over their findings with you to clarify the results and answer any questions you have. If additional testing is required, we will always recommend an excellent ophthalmologist to help you further.