What Does a Comprehensive Eye Exam Include?
A comprehensive eye exam includes testing with eye charts that help the doctor determine the sharpness of your vision. We will check your visual acuity, or how well you are able to identify details. This is generally done with charts like the Snellen eye chart.
People usually recognize this test, though they may not know it by name. With an “E” at the top and eleven rows of capital letters, the Snellen chart helps the doctor determine your visual acuity. The fourth line from the bottom is “20/20” vision. This means you can see as well at 20 feet as someone with adequate visual acuity should. Some people can see even better than this, but 20/20 is the standard. It generally means you don’t need corrective lenses to drive or do other everyday activities.
If you are unable to read the smaller lines, the doctor will ask you to determine the characters on the higher lines. From there, a starting point is determined for further testing to narrow down your unique prescription.
During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor does much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our staff will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, color vision, assess how your eyes work together, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Why it’s Important to Get Regular Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye exams often are the first way chronic systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes are detected. Regular eye exams are the best way to ensure eye health and maintaining your best vision possible.
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The ability to see clearly and comfortably is important in the development and success of children. According to the American Optometric Association about 1 in 5 pre-school children have visual problems. If caught early, some of these conditions can be reversed or halted. Bring your children in for a thorough pediatric eye exam. During these examinations we not only assess your child’s need for glasses but are also able to evaluate how well their eyes work together, whether they have any color vision deficiencies, their stereopsis or 3-D vision and we even examine their full ocular health! Our pediatric exams start at age 4.
Visual examinations for licensing
Are you required to get routine eye examinations for transportation or occupational licenses? We perform thorough examinations and are able to complete all paperwork required by agencies. Book an appointment with us today!
Ocular disease evaluation
Our examinations consist of a complete evaluation of the health of the eyes. We can test for conditions that include but are not limited to glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes and even eye infections. If any ocular conditions are diagnosed during an eye exam, we are also able to treat and manage most of them within our clinic. It is crucial to detect these conditions in the early stages because with appropriate intervention and treatment, we can prevent these diseases from progressing. Keep up with your health checks and schedule an appointment with us today!
High risk medication exams
Do you currently take any high-risk medications? Many medications can lead to ocular complications and even vision loss! Most times your primary care provider will recommend routine eye examinations with extensive testing to evaluate your ocular health status while on these medications. Here at Ocean Eyecare we have state-of-the- art technology and equipment to help evaluate adverse effects of medications.
Medical condition eye exams
Did you know that many systemic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure or thyroid disease can be diagnosed and managed through an annual eye examination? The eyes are connected to the rest of the body and many of these conditions can be first seen at an eye exam. Are you at risk for certain medical conditions? Have you recently been diagnosed with a systemic condition like diabetes? Come in for a medical eye examination and let us have a thorough look at your ocular and systemic health.
How does my insurance cover eye exams?
We're more than certain to provide you excellent eye exam service whatever your coverage may be. We are in-network with the most popular eye insurances in Washington area and we do the very best with our team. You can call us for your benefit questions and to schedule at (425)556-0202 during our business hours. We look forward on seeing you soon!
Pediatric Eye Exams