What can you expect during your visit?
- We will document any current eye concerns and past problems. We will also review your health history including current medications and allergies.
- Your visual acuity will be checked and we will assess your visual field, pupil reaction and muscle function.
- The prescription of your current glasses will be measured and a test called a “refraction” is performed to help the doctor assess the overall health of your eyes and address if any changes are necessary. This is the test where you are asked “which one is better, one or two?” with your answers used to build your prescription.
- We will closely examine the surface of your eyes including the eyelids, tear film and cornea.
- Intraocular pressure is taken as a screening for glaucoma and any elevated readings are re-assessed and further evaluated by the doctor.
- To best evaluate your retina and lens, the doctor will examine and assess your eye health after your eyes have been dilated. Your vision may be slightly blurry and light sensitive after the dilation. Although it is not required, some patients feel more comfortable bringing a driver to their appointment.
- Any problems that present during the visit will be addressed and explained, as well as any additional testing that may be required.