What can I expect at a routine eye exam?
A routine eye exam includes a thorough evaluation of your eye health and vision quality using state-of-the-art technology. During your appointment, your doctor will discuss your relevant health history, any current symptoms, and perform the following tests:
- Determination of refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, etc.
- Determination of the correct prescription for your refractive errors.
- Eye pressure test for glaucoma.
- A comprehensive clinical evaluation or the anterior a posterior portions of the eye.
- Optos Optomap® Retinal Exam (a comprehensive analysis of the back of your eye).
A typical exam lasts approximately 1 to 2 hours. If needed, you should plan on another 30-45 minutes for selecting new eyewear.
What kind of eye diseases can be detected?
You can learn about a number of eye conditions on the pages below. This list is a few of many conditions that can be detected by routine eye examination and then treated effectively.
- Nearsightedness (Myopia)
- Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
- Dry eye
- Computer vision syndrome
- Eyelid inflammation (Blepharitis)
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Floaters and flashes
- Corneal disease
- Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy
- Excess eyelid skin (Dermatochalasis)
- Excessive tears (Epiphora)
Visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s website.