An eye exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your vision and eye health. It is an essential part of preventive health care, as it can detect early signs of eye diseases and other conditions that can affect your vision. At The Eye Center, P.A., we provide comprehensive eye exams to ensure that your eyes stay healthy and that you have the best vision possible.
If you’re considering scheduling an eye exam, you may be wondering what to expect. At The Eye Center, P.A., we offer comprehensive eye exams for adults and strive to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. Here’s what to expect when you come in for your eye exam:
When you arrive at our office, you’ll first meet with one of our optometrists or ophthalmologists who will review your medical history and discuss any issues or concerns that you may have about your vision or eyes. We’ll also ask about any medications that you may be taking and if there are any family members with vision problems. This helps us determine the best course of treatment for your particular needs.
Next, we’ll perform a comprehensive eye exam that includes a variety of tests to assess the overall health of your eyes and vision. We use state-of-the-art technology such as digital retinal imaging and OCT scans (Optical Coherence Tomography) to get a detailed look at the back of your eyes so we can detect any underlying issues that may be present.
We also use automated refraction technology which allows us to accurately measure how well your eyes focus on objects near and far away from you, as well as how well they adjust between various distances throughout the day. This helps us determine if glasses or contact lenses are necessary for clear vision and if so, what prescription is best suited for your needs.
We also check for common eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more by performing a slit lamp examination which allows us to examine the front of the eye in greater detail than ever before using specialized lighting techniques and magnification techniques. We can also check for signs of dryness by examining tear production with special dyes that highlight areas where tears are lacking or not present enough on the surface of the eye.
Finally, after all tests have been completed, we will discuss our findings with you in detail along with our recommended course of action should glasses or contact lenses be needed or if further treatment is necessary due to an underlying condition being found during testing such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. We will also provide recommendations on how often follow up visits should take place which could range anywhere from 6 months up to 2 years depending on age and other factors such as existing medical conditions.
At The Eye Center P.A., we strive to provide our patients with comprehensive care tailored specifically for their individual needs while making sure they feel comfortable throughout their visit! If you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, please don't hesitate to reach out via phone or email!