During a vision exam, our doctors will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Our optometrists will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Our optometrists do a visual acuity test and refraction as part of a comprehensive eye exam. The results of the acuity test are portrayed as a fraction with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the findings, we may prescribe corrective glasses or contact lenses.
In addition to visual acuity, an eye exam in our office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrists perform several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable our doctors to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our doctors examine the overall health of the eyes by visually inspecting all parts of the eye. We may dilate the pupils in order to examine the internal structures of the eye. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of an ocular disease or condition, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, we review the results to determine the appropriate follow-up plan and to discuss any treatment options if necessary.
Contact us at (724) 667-2020 today to schedule a routine vision exam.