An ounce of prevention…so the saying goes, is certainly true in getting routine eye examinations. Many silent thieves of sight can only be determined with a dilated exam. Diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, and macular degeneration rarely give any warning until there has been irreversible vision loss. Therefore, an eye examination is more than simply answering the question “which is better 1 or 2?”.
During an eye exam, your doctor will ask about your general health and see how it relates to your eye health. A list of your medications is also needed to correlate any problems you might be having with your vision versus your general health.
Other tests performed include:
– visual acuity
– blood pressure
– depth perception
– color vision
– intraocular pressure to check for one sign of glaucoma
– binocular vision test
– retinal examination
– other special tests including OCT (optical coherence tomography), visual fields, and ocular photography
Once the eye examination is completed, Dr. King will review the results with you and discuss the best way to improve your vision. You will also receive a written copy of your prescription.