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What is included in an eye exam?

April 14th, 2018

An eye exam includes:

•An entire case history; including past and present vision and medical issues, as well as a detailed family history.
•An analysis of the patient’s visual needs at home, work, school and play
•Measurement of the visual acuity (sharpness of vision) of each eye
•Binocular vision assessment: determining how well the eyes work together
•Diagnosis of the refractive status of the eye (focusing power of the eye)
•Eye health check: assessment of the internal and external health of the eye with specially designed instruments to uncover anything from a minor lid inflammation to a major retinal disease, or even a serious condition elsewhere in the body.
•A neurological assessment of the visual system, including a review of the pupil reactions, eye muscle movement, and an assessment of the peripheral vision.

All of these tests are used in the final analysis to determine the appropriate prescription lenses to treat refractive and visual problems, to develop a program of eye training exercises, or to recommend medical or surgical treatment.

Recommendations for future eye care can be made based on the history of eye health and the results of the examination. The final analysis of the eye exam includes an optometrist’s professional knowledge, training, experience and judgment.

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