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 general family and personal health history
- A thorough examination of your eyes, both exteriorly and interiorly, for signs of eye disease. This can sometimes show signs of general health problems such as diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure
- Eye pressure test to check for glaucoma in adults
- Recording your level of vision at near and far distances, without glasses
- Tests to determine the presence of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, depth perception problems and in people over age 40, a test to check for presbyopia (an age-relate condition that affects reading vision)
- A check of eye coordination and eye muscle function to be certain the eyes are working well together
- A test of the ability to change focus from near to far and vice versa.
Our thorough exam 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.
An enhanced eye examination includes additional checks such as:
- Visual field screening (peripheral vision to detect early diseases)
- More time with your clinical practitioner to screen for other diseases.