Comprehensive Eye Exam
Eye Exams are a series of tests conducted by one of our licensed professional Optometrists, for the purpose of evaluating the visual system including refractive errors and diagnosing eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The series of several tests analyze various functions of the eye, such as, coordination between the two eyes, accommodative facility for ease of reading, distance vision, and peripheral awareness. A comprehensive eye exam which includes pupil dilation can identify vision complications at their earliest stages, providing eye doctors the opportunity to treat more easily.
A comprehensive eye exam at Moderne Eye Optometry consist of:
- Visual acuity testing to measure the clarity of your sight
- Refractive evaluation to diagnose refractive errors
- Visual field testing to measure your peripheral vision
- Binocular vision assessment for eye muscle coordinatio
- Dilated pupil examination of the back of your eye, retina, and underlying blood vessels
- Glaucoma testing to measure intraocular fluid pressure
- Testing reading vision by evaluation accommodative status
- Corneal exam to evaluate the health of the cornea, iris, lens and surrounding tissues
- Color vision testing where indicated
Did you know…
that a periodic eye exam can reveal underlying health issues long before other symptoms are present? In addition to identifying vision complications and eye disease, a comprehensive eye examination can also reveal conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, or even a brain tumor. The American Optometric Association recommends that adults under age 60 undergo a comprehensive eye exam at least once every two years. At-risk patients and patients over age 60 should get an eye exam annually.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m healthy and can see clearly. Do I need an eye exam?
Yes. Eye examinations can reveal much more than vision impairments – they can save lives. If you haven’t had an eye exam in the past 12 to 24 months, contact your Moderne Eye Optometrist to schedule an appointment.
What should I expect during my eye examination?
Your eye exam will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes and will include a series of tests using Zeiss Matrix FDT visual field tester, AVIA tonopen, Haag-Streit Slitlamp, Leica phoropter, Heine Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope, Welch Allyn Retinoscope. You will also be asked about your medical history and any vision complications you may be experiencing. Our office also has specialized exam equipment including the Optovue OCT, Zeiss Visucam Fundus Camera and the Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field Tester if additional diagnostic tests are deemed necessary. Eye exams typically do not hurt, but you can expect to look into bright lights and have drops placed into your eyes during your visit.
What should I expect following my appointment?
If you are given a clean bill of health with no vision impairments, you can return to your normal activities and plan to visit your Moderne Eye Optometrist again in one to two year. If you are found to need an optical correction, you may be given a prescription for corrective lenses. In cases where disease is present, you may be referred to a vision or medical specialist for further treatment.