What does a Comprehensive Exam consist of?
- A comprehensive eye examination is recommended at least every 2 years for patients under 40.
- Patients over the age of 40 are recommended to have yearly exams.
A comprehensive exam starts with a complete history of your overall health, ocular history, and family medical history. After your history is established one of our qualified ophthalmic assistants will begin the vision portion of your exam.
They will take measurements of your cornea, verify your current glasses prescription, as well as perform the refraction portion of your exam to determine your best corrected vision as well as your new glasses prescription.
The next step will be to check your muscle balance, pupil size, visual field, and intraocular pressure. Intraocular pressure is extremely important since it is a factor in determining whether or not a patient has glaucoma.
Finally the pupil in the eye will be dilated to allow the physician a clear view of the macular and retinal area where most eye diseases are present.