A comprehensive eye exam is much more than just reading the big eye chart. It includes a series of tests done to access your eye health, evaluate different aspects of your vision, and detect eye diseases.
Comprehensive Eye Care: Our Approach
At InSight Vision Center, we believe in a personalized and comprehensive approach to your eye health. Our eye doctors will conduct vision testing to determine whether you need a prescription for eyeglasses and/or contact lenses, but your comprehensive eye exam does not end there.
We will conduct an in-depth eye examination to screen your eyes for eye diseases and eye conditions.
Annual Eye Exam
An annual eye exam detects several early signs of eye diseases that appear before the symptoms. As with other diseases, early detection of these underlying conditions allows our doctors to take proactive measures to prevent loss of vision and address other serious underlying complications.
A comprehensive eye exam detects the early signs of these eye diseases:
- Amblyopia (Lazy eye)
- Chalazion (lump in eyelid)
- Corneal disease
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Dry eye
- Conjunctivitis (Pink eye)
- Macular Degeneration
InSight Vision Center recommends that you go through an annual eye exam regularly. This comprehensive eye exam will not only make a difference in your vision but also in your overall vision health, and quality of life.
What to Expect During a Comprehensive Eye Exam
When you visit our office in Fresno, CA for a comprehensive eye exam, here’s a rundown of what to expect:
1. History Taking
The team at InSight Vision Center will ask questions about your medical history including medications, family history, and the general state of your eyes. The eye doctor will review this information and then proceed to conduct the eye exam.
2. Performing Eye Tests and Procedures
- The ophthalmologist attending to you at InSight Vision Center will assess your internal eye health that includes optic disc, retina, and blood vessels. If you use glasses, the eye doctor will measure your glasses to verify the prescription of the lenses with the help of a Lensometer.
- Using the slit-lamp method, the doctor will evaluate your external eye that includes lids and lashes.
- Your color perception will also be determined.
- The intraocular pressure (IOP) will be measured to screen for symptoms of glaucoma.
- Your visual functions will be checked with and without eyeglasses/contact lenses using the visual acuity testing method.
- Your eye alignment and eye muscles will be checked to ensure that there is proper coordination.
- The optometrist will check the eye alignment and perform a refraction to determine the new glasses and contact lens prescriptions. Dilation drops may be administered at this time if the doctor feels it is warranted (for e.g. during a diabetic eye exam).
- During the eye exam, your eye doctor may also request one of several diagnostic tests including fundus photography, corneal topography, OCT (Optical coherence tomography), pachymetry, visual field or color testing.
- Visual field test may be performed to detect blind spots caused by eye diseases like glaucoma.
- Your pupil function and its response to bright light may also be evaluated.
3. Discussing the Test Results and the Treatment Plan
At the end of your comprehensive eye exam, the eye doctor will discuss the results of the tests with you.
If there are abnormalities, the doctor will write you a prescription for corrective lenses. If your eye exam shows other abnormalities, the eye doctor will discuss further tests you may have to take to treat the underlying condition.
Protect the quality of your life – and that of your entire family
Even if you think your vision is perfect, the single best thing you can do to protect the overall health of you and your family is to schedule an eye exam today.
MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!
Don’t take your vision for granted. Contact InSight Vision Center, your ophthalmologist in Fresno, CA for a comprehensive eye exam today!
Eye Exam FAQs
- Whether the exam is performed by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist
- The types of tests that are included in the eye exam
- Whether the eye exam includes a contact lens fitting or other contact lens-related services.