What to Expect with an Eye Exam
Comprehensive eye exams follow a similar protocol, regardless of a patient’s age. Everyone should visit the eye doctor at least once a year for a thorough checkup of vision and ocular health. Since the eye is the only window to the blood vessels in the body, many systemic diseases are diagnosed after visiting the eye doctor. In most cases, patients will receive an updated prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses and a good bill of health.
The process of a comprehensive eye exam is also painless, unlike many other medical procedures. For new patients, we will need them to fill out a New Patient Information form before the appointment or at the office the day of the appointment. This form will cover information on the patient’s health history, current health status, allergies and insurance information.
We will then use this information to help examine the patient’s eyes during the appointment.
We Can Identify the Signs
While the majority of the tests during this exam seem simple for the patient, they require a professional’s knowledge to understand and interpret the results. These tests help measure each patient’s vision and overall health. Our team of professionals will help the patient remain calm and comfortable during the exam. After the technician is finished with the preliminary exam, the doctor will arrive to review results, check the patient’s prescription for any changes, as well as examine the front surface of the eyes. To finish the exam the doctor will perform a retinal exam either through a dilated exam, with pan-retinal photography or both. If the patient chooses to wear glasses or contact lenses, our staff is there to assist with it all.
If you would like to schedule an eye exam please contact us at the location most convenient for you.