Has it been a while since you’ve been to the eye doctor? If it has, then it’s probably time for a comprehensive eye exam. Unlike a simple vision screening, a comprehensive eye exam is a series of tests designed to evaluate the overall health of your eyes. This is done through a variety of methods that test the clarity of your vision as well as screen for any possible diseases.
So what can you expect? Comprehensive eye exams can take an hour or more, and it will include simple tests such as reading an eye chart to more advanced tests with machines that allow the eye doctor to better visualize the structures of your eyes. First, the eye doctor will ask you a series of questions about your general health, work, activities, and vision. Then, the eye doctor will assess your visual acuity. Drops may also be inserted into the eye to help dilate the pupil to better view the internal structure. If there are abnormalities in your vision, the doctor will perform a refraction exam, or vision test. These tests will help determine things such as how well your eyes track together, how clearly you see colors and images, your depth perception, as well as detecting problems in the structure of the eyes that could signify the presence of a disease. Comprehensive eye exams are important for monitoring the overall health of your eyes, so schedule your comprehensive eye exam at La Bleu Optique today.