Your optometrist will determine what tests are needed based on your medical history. However, most comprehensive eye exams include the following:
Visual acuity to test the sharpness of your vision, usually with an eye chart
Visual fields test to check for blind spots in your vision
Retinoscopy to estimate your eyeglass prescription
Refraction to determine your exact eyeglass prescription
Slit lamp to check for common eye diseases and conditions
Retinal photo screenings to test for diabetic retinopathy
Tonometry to test for glaucoma
Ophthalmoscopy to examine the optic nerve, retina, and blood vessels
Most eye care professionals recommend yearly eye exams. But it depends on your age, risk factors, and whether or not you wear corrective lenses.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends children have their eyes examined at 6 months old, three years old, at the start of school, and every two years until age 18.
For adults, the AOA recommends a comprehensive eye exam every two years for ages 18 to 60 at a minimum and annual exams for seniors aged 61 and older.
A comprehensive eye exam typically does not include a contact lens fitting. So you may need to schedule a separate contact lens exam.
Just let us know when you schedule your appointment, and we’ll make sure you are taken care of.
Make healthy vision a priority in your life and in the lives of the ones you love. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at Radiant Eye Care now.