The Eye Exam Process
At the very start of your eye exam, our optometrists will have a detailed conversation with you about your health history, family health history, and eye health history. This discussion is meant to determine any historical or genetic evidence that suggests the development of any possible eye issues.
Once we have ensured your medical history is accurate and up to date, we will address any questions you may have before proceeding with the exam.
Please feel free to ask any questions you have during this conversation! The more information you can provide to our optometrists, the better we can adjust the eye exam to match your needs.
Preliminary Visual Data Gathering
- Initial spectacle prescription measurement/corneal curvature measurement
- Intra-ocular pressure measurements
- Screening visual field analysis
- Retinal imaging via optomap technology
Visual Acuity Tests
Following the initial discussion, our optometrists will start testing your visual strength and acuity. These tests are used to help determine the prescription you may need for your glasses or contact lenses.
Our optometrists use a mix of tried and tested methods and cutting-edge technology to prescribe your lenses accurately. Once your visual acuity has been determined, the next part of the exam will assess your eye health.
Eye Health Assessment
The eye health assessment is a critical part of the eye exam because it can help detect potential threats you may not know are developing. Our optometrists use incredible technology like ocular coherence tomography, non-contact and applanation tonometry, Humphrey’s visual field testing, corneal tomography, and more to help determine eye health problems.
Many eye diseases can develop for years without symptoms. However, over time, these diseases (like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and others) will eventually permanently damage your vision if efforts aren’t made to manage them.
At the end of the eye exam, our optometrists will provide you with any prescriptions or medications you need. If you have an eye disease or condition, our optometrists will work with you to develop a plan to manage these issues before your vision is affected.