what really happens in an eye exam

The eyes really do give us insight into what is going on in the body. Did you know problems from high blood pressure, cholesterol, auto immune diseases, thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, and headaches can all show signs in the eye? And those are just to name a few!

A comprehensive eye exam is much more than “which is better, 1 or 2”? Our doctor takes a thorough history of all your medical conditions to gain knowledge in what might be the root cause of your vision problems.

We use a special microscope called a slit lamp to check the entire eye starting at your eyelid all the way to the back of your eye in your retina. It is recommended that all new patients have a dilated eye exam and then on a scheduled basis thereafter.

Don’t worry; we also do a thorough refraction. That’s the part where you look through the funny glasses to read the eye chart. The doctor will determine the prescription for your glasses or contacts then recommend the best types of lenses that will provide optimal clarity for all of your work and recreational activities.