About Eye Exams
Comprehensive Eye Examinations are the foundation for all ophthalmic and vision-related services we offer. These examinations use a wide variety of specific techniques, instrumentation, and equipment to observe, elicit, and test all aspects of the visual system, including the organs and tissues out of which it is composed.
Comprehensive Examinations are exactly that: comprehensive. They leave no stone unturned. From the lashes to the retina, everything is evaluated during a comprehensive examination.
Our sight is critical to our lives, and our eyes are very complex.
Did you know that no pain receptors exist in the retina? So, for example, a 5 millimeter melanoma could exist in someone’s eye without them being aware of it!
Also, most chronic, sight-threatening conditions move slowly. They often affect vision without a person noticing the decline.
These are just some of the reasons why everyone should have an examination, regardless of how clearly you can see. If you have eyes, we want to see them.
Even if you have excellent vision, we believe everyone should have an annual exam. This aligns with standards of care laid out by the American Optometric Association.
In the event that you are experiencing any sort of visual disturbance, such as intermittent loss of vision or visual obscuration or obstruction, especially in the absence of pain, you should be seen as soon as possible to rule out the possibility of sight-threatening conditions like retinal detachment.
If you have a red eye or are light sensitive, we would recommend scheduling an appointment.
For a routine exam, our staff has been trained to book examinations on the earliest available date and time. We will keep you up to date about your appointment time with a reminder call a day or two prior to the appointment.
Here are a few things to know:
- Examinations last between 30 and 45 minutes.
- Our doctors and staff will perform a variety of tests, using diverse elements.
- Don’t worry! Our techniques and equipment are fast, accurate, and as non-invasive as possible. We strive to ensure that you are comfortable and at ease.
- Comprehensive exams include an examination of the retina, as well as the rest of the eye and the tissue surrounding it. It may be helpful to make preparations for a dilated retinal exam.
- At the conclusion of the examination, you will have a comprehensive plan regarding the management of your individual vision and eye health needs.