General Eye Care

Eye exams are similar to overall physical exams in that they have a number of component parts. Our pre-examination evaluation begins with:

  1. Central and peripheral visual field analysis
  2. Computerized corneal curvature measurement
  3. Computerized refraction error measurement
  4. Interocular measurement for detection of glaucoma

We take a history that asks specific questions about your eyes and vision status, and important related medical issues such as allergies, medication, vocational vision requirements, eye fatigue symptoms, family eye histories and the like. This helps us identify and assess problem areas, and it gives us an opportunity to get to know you. We then test for visual acuity, both distance and near, measured with and without your most recent glasses or contact lens correction. Also during this preliminary testing, we look at how your pupil responds, how you perceive color, and how your eyes function in tandem and individually.

Next, during the refraction phase, we determine the lens correction needed to provide optimal visual acuity for all viewing distances. We also test for ocular motility, binocular visual function at distance and near, and accommodation. Finally, we make recommendations as to the prescription(s) that will best meet your lifestyle requirements.