True or false: If a person can see well, their eyes are healthy. False! It is a common misconception that how well a person can see indicates how healthy their eyes are. Instead, how well you can see at distance is only one of more than forty different tests or measurements that your optometrist will perform during a comprehensive eye examination. An optometric exam of your eyes and vision will include:
- A review of your eye and general health history
- A measurement of your visual acuity
- An assessment of your binocular vision system, i.e. how well your eyes work together (eye motility and muscle balance)
- Refraction (testing for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia)
- An eye health examination, including a measurement of intraocular pressure
Additional tests may be required based on our findings and recommendations.
Comprehensive eye exams can not only serve to detect early, asymptomatic eye disease, but also can detect signs of early general diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Routine comprehensive eye exams are recommended for all adults aged 20-64 every 1-2 years. Contact us to book your comprehensive eye exam today.Book an Eye Exam