At The Eye Doctors, we provide comprehensive eye care for the whole family. Comprehensive eye exams are important to maintain good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious signs or symptoms, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrists are able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss.
Comprehensive Vision Exams
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, our doctors will ask you a series of questions regarding any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, 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 doctors will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, a comprehensive exam in our office includes testing eye functionality. Our staff 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.
Routine vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our optometrists provide vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Our doctors will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, our doctors may prescribe a corrective prescription.
Our optometrists examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Our doctors evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we recommend an Optomap Retinal photo or dilation of the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, our doctors review the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (605) 338-7104 today to schedule an eye exam.