Comprehensive eye exams evaluate all aspects of a patient’s vision and overall eye health. The comprehensive eye exam looks at the eye both internally and externally for any signs of eye disease or any eye abnormalities. Before the exam, one of the technicians will perform a variety of tests on the patient to fully understand what is going on with the eyes. Some of the things that the technician will test for in the pre-examination process are things like depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision, pupil response, how the eyes focus as a team, eye movement, and the pressures within the eyes. More advanced testing can be done if the doctor feels it is necessary. The doctor will thoroughly evaluate the results of these tests and explain them in detail to the patient. The doctor will then test your vision in a variety of ways, at this time she will determine if glasses or contact lenses would be beneficial to improving your quality of vision. The doctor will then answer any and all questions that the patient may have concerning their eyes or their vision.
The American Optometric Association recommends that a comprehensive eye exam is performed annually. This ensures that a patient’s prescription is up to date, allowing the patient to see at their fullest potential and to maintain early detection of any possible eye disease or abnormalities.
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