What to Expect During Your Eye Exam
A comprehensive eye exam begins with a complete health history. Allergies, chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes), prescription and non-prescription drugs and health conditions such as high blood pressure can all affect vision. The optometrist will check the interior and exterior eye as well as the surrounding area for defects and disease, and assess the ability to see clearly at near and far distances, eye coordination, color vision, depth perception, refractive error and field of vision. Based on the results of this examination, the optometrist may prescribe medication, corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses) or vision therapy as needed.
We recommend that you bring sunglasses to wear after your exam because your eyes may be sensitive to sun after dilation. We do provide disposable sunglasses for your use if you forget yours.