Routine Eye Exams
Our main purpose is to help you see life better. Starting around age three, doctors recommend everyone have a routine vision exam once per year. This exam isn’t just to check your prescription; it also provides a crucial look at the health of your eye.
A typical routine exam lasts about an hour and consists of:
Health check - The doctor will screen for ocular diseases (i.e. glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration) using either dilation drops or the Optos photo, taking time to examine the back of each eye and retina.
Refraction - The doctor will measure your visual acuity (how well you see) and determine whether you need glasses or if there has been any change in your current glasses prescription.
Contact lens exam (if applicable) - The doctor will examine the fit of your contact lenses and determine your contact lens prescription, which is different from your glasses prescription since contacts sit directly on the surface of your eyes.