GUIDE TO EYE EXAMINATION
Routine eye exams are important for your overall health and well being of your eyes. If you’ve never had an eye exam, you deserve to know what to expect when you visit the hospital.
A comprehensive eye examination is much like any other complete physical examination. Your eye doctor will use various tests, tools and procedures to examine your vision as well as the health of your eye and recommend corrective lenses if your vision isn’t 100%. In some cases you may need a mild prescription to help improve your vision, while in others your doctor may recommend more extreme measures.
Your eye doctor will also review the overall health of your eyes including the anterior segment (lids, lashes, conjunctiva, cornea, anterior chamber, iris, pupil and lens) as well as the posterior segment (vitreous, retina, macula, arteries/veins and optic nerve) to check for common eye diseases. The typical eye exam can take between 30 – 45 minutes depending on the health of your eyes.