More thorough than a simple vision screening, comprehensive eye exams are a valuable tool in the maintenance of strong eye health and for early detection of any issues that may lead to vision loss. At VistaSite Eye Care the optometrists specialize in comprehensive eye exams. To schedule your comprehensive eye exam today, call or book an appointment online at the nearest office in the Bronx.
Comprehensive Eye Exams Q & A
What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
A comprehensive eye exam is more thorough and has greater potential for finding serious eye conditions, than a simple vision screening. It includes a number of diagnostic tests that establish a baseline for your eye health and can detect any significant eye concerns.
What Tests are Included in a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
A comprehensive eye exam takes about an hour to complete. During this time your optometrist performs a number of tests and collects a great deal of data. At VistaSite Eye Care, the team prides themselves on having the most up-to-date equipment to ensure the most accurate evaluation possible.
Tests performed during your comprehensive eye exam include:
- Visual acuity
- Color blindness test
- Glaucoma test
- Cover test
- Ocular motility (eye movement) test
- Stereopsis (depth perception) test
- Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
- Retinal digital photography
- Refraction test
- Prescription tests
- Corneal tomography
Near the beginning of your exam, you receive eye drops to dilate your pupils. This helps the team visualize your eye as much as possible, increasing potential for an effective, thorough evaluation.
Who Performs My Comprehensive Eye Exam?
Your comprehensive eye exam is a joint effort between a highly trained eye care technician and your optometrist at VistaSite Eye Care. Some of the tests involve specialized equipment operated by the technician, and some rely purely on your optometrist’s expertise.
Your eye technician is trained in the use of each piece of testing equipment and specializes in accurate collection of data used by your optometrist to determine your eye health.
Your optometrist performs many of the tests and is the one who draws all this information together to establish an accurate picture of your eye health, as well as diagnose any conditions you may have or determine if you need eyeglasses or contact lenses.
At VistaSite Eye Care, the optometrists pride themselves in giving accurate and comprehensive care to each of their patients. If would like to schedule your own comprehensive eye exam, call or book your appointment online today.