A comprehensive exam consists of up to thirty tests and can vary considerably depending on the age and visual needs of the patient. Our doctors and staff use the most advanced equipment available.
The comprehensive assessment begins with a determination of your visual needs and concerns. This is followed by a complete medical, ocular and family history.
Current visual status is determined by measuring your level of vision (visual acuity). This is performed with existing glasses or contact lenses, if worn, at both near and far distances.
Next, an external examination of the eye is performed to evaluate the movements of the eye, the response of the pupils to light, and the health of the eyelids and surrounding tissues.
An internal examination is then performed to assess the eye's health. We evaluate for various conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Many systemic health problems such as diabetes potentially have ocular side effects that can permanently impair vision.
Refractive assessment is performed to determine the spectacle or contact lens prescription. Many patients have varied visual demands related to their occupations and hobbies that require special presciptions.
All patients over the age of thirty should be screened for Glaucoma. This test is painless and is especially important in any patient who exhibits any risk factors including other family member(s) with glaucoma.
Once your visual examination is completed, the doctor will summarize your findings and will make any necessary recommendations.