Although each exam is unique to the patient's needs depending on their health and visual needs, a typical exam may include:
What's the Difference Between a Vision Screening and a Complete Eye Exam? A vision screening can be helpful but it is by no means a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam. Vision screenings are used to help identify those at risk for vision problems and are often performed by a school nurse or volunteer. Even the test conducted by the clerk at the Drivers License Bureau is a form of vision screening. While these efforts can be helpful, they are not conducted by experienced professionals who have the training to detect eye disease.
A comprehensive eye examination performed by our optometrist involves careful testing of every aspect of your vision. The exam will give the eye doctor enough information to recommend a personal treatment plan. These exams are much more thorough than the simple vision check conducted by family physicians and pediatricians as part of a medical check-up.
Treatment plans can be as simple as recommending eyeglasses or as serious as spotting a need for eye surgery. The point is that only with a comprehensive eye exam can you be sure that your eyes are getting the best treatment available. That is why no matter who you are, annual eye exams are essential to ensure you are seeing clearly and preserving your vision for life.
A comprehensive eye exam includes a variety of procedures to evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. Some – like reading an eye chart –are most likely familiar to you. However, unless you have had a comprehensive eye exam, many of the evaluations will be new. For example:
There are other tests that Dr. Casaus may decide to perform based on their observations, almost all of which are quick and painless. They are, however, very important in assessing the overall health of your eyes.With early detection, your chances of successful treatment are much higher. Dr. Casaus will also assess how your eyes work together. Your eyes can be an indicator of your overall health, and we will evaluate if there are any non-vision health issues that you should be aware of.