Eye Tests: See the difference
Eye Examinations are not all the same
What is a sight examination?
The following is a general overview of what we do when we perform an eye exam:
- A review of your family and personal health history
- An examination of your eyes’ exterior and interior for signs of eye disease or general health problems, such as diabetes or hardening of the arteries, that may show up in the eyes, and, for adults, eye pressure to check for glaucoma;
- Tests of your ability to see sharply and clearly at near and far distances;
- Tests to determine the presence of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, depth perception problems and, in people over age 40, presbyopia (an age-related condition affecting reading vision);
- A check of eye coordination and eye muscle function to be certain the eyes are working together as a team; and
- A test of the ability to change focus easily from near to far and vice versa.
Additional tests that are part of a comprehensive eye examination for young children are:
- A check for any indications of crossed eyes or that the child is not using one eye;
- Tests to check eye-hand coordination; and
- If necessary, a series of tests to determine how well the child’s vision skills are developing
Thorough care also includes a discussion of the exam’s findings and any treatment prescribed, as well as personal advice about such matters as good vision on the job, eye safety, maintaining eye health, prescription lens choices and environmental factors, such as lighting, affecting a person’s eyes and vision.
Enhanced Eye Examination:
In recent times all of our testing rooms have been equipped with the latest generation of advanced technologies which bring eye-care into the 21st Century.
An enhanced eye examination includes additional checks such as:
- Digital fundus photography with comparisons of retinal image over a period of time.
- Field screening to detect early onset of diseases
- Wider range of tests to screen for possible glaucoma
- More time with your clinical practitioner to screen for other diseases.