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What To Expect During A

Comprehensive Eye Exam

 

Salem Eye Professionals uses the most up-to-date methods and equipment to fully evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes.

 

Visual Acuity Test

Among the first tests performed in a comprehensive eye exam are visual acuity tests to measure the sharpness of your vision.

 

Color Blindness Test

In addition to testing for hereditary color vision deficiencies, color blind tests can also detect possible eye health problems that may affect your color vision.

 

Cover Test

The cover test checks how well your eyes work together to focus on an object. It is used to detect strabismus or a more subtle binocular vision problem that could cause eye strain or amblyopia (lazy eye).

 

Ocular Motility Test

Ocular motility testing is performed to determine how well your eyes can follow a moving object and/or quickly move between and accurately fixate on two separate targets. Problems with eye movements can cause eye strain and may affect reading ability, sports vision and other skills.

 

Stereopsis (Depth Perception) Test

Stereopsis is the term used to describe eye teaming that enables normal depth perception and appreciation of the 3-dimensional nature of objects.

 

Retinoscopy

Your eye doctor may perform this test early in the eye exam to obtain an approximation of your eyeglass prescription.

 

In retinoscopy, the room lights will be dimmed and you will be asked to focus on a target while the doctor shines a light at your eye and flip lenses in a machine in front of your eyes. This test estimates which lens powers will best correct your distance vision.

 

Based on the way the light reflects from your eye, the doctor is able to estimate your prescription and to serve as a good starting point for the refraction test.

 

This test is especially useful for children and patients who are unable to accurately answer the doctor's questions.

 

Visual Field Test

This test is used to check for the presence of blind spots, called scotomas, in your peripheral or "side" vision. These types of blind spots can originate from eye diseases such as glaucoma.

 

Comprehensive Vision Testing

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Refraction

This test uses a phoropter to determine your exact eyeglass prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

 

The refraction determines your level of hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

 

Autorefractors

Autorefractors are especially helpful for determining an eyeglass prescription for young children and other patients who may have trouble sitting still, paying attention and providing feedback needed to perform an accurate manual refraction.

 

Slit Lamp Exam

A slit lamp is a binocular microscope used to examine the structures of your eye under high magnification to examine the structures of the front of your eyes including your eyelids, cornea, conjunctiva, iris, lens, retina and optic nerve.

 

A wide range of eye conditions and diseases can be detected with the slit lamp exam, including cataracts, macular degeneration, corneal ulcers and diabetic retinopathy.

 

Glaucoma Test

A tonometer measures the pressure in your eyes to help determine if you have glaucoma.

The common "puff-of-air" test, technically known as non-contact tonometry, or NCT. It is completely painless, and the tonometer does not touch your eye.

 

There are no warning signs of glaucoma until you already have significant vision loss. For this reason, routine eye exams that include tonometry are essential to rule out early signs of glaucoma and protect your eyesight.

 

Pupil Dilation

Pupils are dilated to obtain a better view of the eye's internal structures. Pupil dilation is very important for people with risk factors for eye disease, because it allows for the most thorough evaluation of the health of the inside of your eyes.

 

Additional Examination

Based on what the doctor finds, a more thorough ocular medical examination may be recommended. These procedures are typically billed to your medical insurance.

 

 

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