What to expect during your comprehensive eye exam?
During your comprehensive eye exam, your doctor does more than just determine your prescription for glasses or contacts. He or she will assess the health of the eye, evaluate your overall health, and determine how well your eyes work together. Most importantly, your doctor will look for conditions in the eye that may not be symptomatic and discuss the treatment and management options with you. Early detection and treatment can reduce your risk for permanent vision loss.
Our Comprehensive Eye Exam includes:
The visual acuity test measures the distance at which your eyes can focus on far away objects. Visual acuity is perhaps the test that people are most familiar with and it involves reading a chart with both eyes, then with one eye shut. The doctor also checks your ability to focus at near and can determine eyestrain and/or fatigue due to Computer Fatigue Syndrome.
The non-invasive cover test is performed to determine whether your eyes are working together correctly, or if you have a condition such as strabismus or lazy eye.
A screening test that allows our doctor to determine if you can see the full human spectrum of colors. One important reason for this test is to ensure you are able to note the difference between traffic signal and sign colors for safe driving.
Depth perception is an important feature that allows you to safely navigate through the world without bumping into things, such as when you are driving. In this test, you will be asked to wear 3D glasses and be asked to identify shapes and features in a book.
During the glaucoma screening, the doctor uses a machine to test the pressure in your eyes. It involves blowing a painless puff of concentrated air at each eye. Glaucoma is a severe degenerative eye disease with few warning signs. Early detection can save your eyesight.
Ocular Health Examination
The doctor will examine the front and back of the eye during the comprehensive eye exam. This will allow your eye doctor to look for macular degeneration and cataracts which generally have no symptoms in its early stages. Your eye doctor can detect early signs of systemic diseases such as Diabetes or High Blood Pressure by examining the blood vessels of the eye.
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Riverdale, NJ 07457