Unlike a vision screening or other general eye test, comprehensive eye exams evaluate the entire health of the eye. They also help the optometrist determine your unique prescription. Comprehensive eye exams should begin as an infant to ensure proper eye and vision development. Ongoing eye health examinations at regular intervals are also important as many eye diseases and vision changes can occur without warning signs.
What Does a Comprehensive Eye Exam Include?
A comprehensive eye exam includes testing with eye charts that help the doctor determine the sharpness of your vision. We will check your visual acuity, or how well you are able to identify details. This is generally done with charts like the Snellen eye chart.
During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor does much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Dr. Stromberg will also check your eyes for eye diseases, color vision, assess how your eyes work together, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
At Blink Eyecare we use state of the art technology. The digital refractor enhances the patient experience and makes the exam easier on the patient. The Icare Tonometer checks the pressure of the eyes without the use of drops or air puffs. We use all digital equipment to bring the eye exam into the 21st century!
Why it’s Important to Get Regular Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye exams often are the first way chronic systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes are detected. Regular eye exams are the best way to ensure eye health and maintaining your best vision possible. Many vision problems and diseases present without any symptoms at all. Early detection is key.
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