Get Your Next Comprehensive Eye Exam at Williams Eye Care Serving Plano, Fairview & Frisco TX
A routine eye exam includes a basic health check of the eye, evaluation of the coordination of the eyes as well as a prescription for eyeglasses if needed. Ideally, you should have your eyes examined every year beginning before the first year of school.
Routine eye exams can detect early signs of vision conditions and can also reveal serious, and often hidden medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.
Before your optometrist sees you, one of our staff members will guide you through our preliminary tests.
Learn what to expect at a routine eye exam:
Questions about your Comprehensive Eye Exam?
Yearly eye and vision examinations in Plano, Frisco and Fairview are a fundamental part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision concerns have no noticeable signs or symptoms. Consequently, people are frequently blind that problems are present. Early identification and treatment of eye and vision conditions are very important for retaining great vision and eye health, and when attainable, defending against vision loss.
What is a comprehensive eye exam?
An all-encompassing adult eye and vision exam at Williams Eye Care may include, but is not restricted to, the following tests. Distinct patient signs and symptoms, alongside the skilled opinion of the optometrist, might significantly guide the testing performed.
Patient History A patient history helps to figure out all symptoms the patient is experiencing, when they began, the presence of any type of overall heath problems, drugs taken and occupational or environmental conditions that may be damaging vision. The optometrist will likely ask questions pertaining to any eye or vision issues you might be having, and about your overall health. The eye doctor may also inquire about any former eye or health ailments of you and your family members.
Visual Acuity Reading charts are normally used to measure visual acuity. Visual acuity measurements analyze how accurately each eye is seeing. As a component of the testing, you will be asked to read letters on distance and near reading charts. The results of visual acuity testing are written as a fraction like 20/40. When testing distance vision, the top number in the fraction is the common distance at which testing is done, twenty feet. The lower number is the smallest letter size you had the ability to read. A patient with 20/40 visual acuity would need to get within 20 feet of a letter that should be seen at 40 feet so as to see it properly. Standard distance visual acuity is 20/20.
Preliminary Tests Preliminary testing could include review of particular facets of visual functionality and eye health including depth perception, color vision, eye muscle movements, peripheral or side vision, and the way your pupils react to light.
Keratometry This particular test checks the curvature of the cornea, the transparent exterior surface area of the eye, by focusing a circle of light on the cornea and checking its reflection. This measurement is especially vital in determining the right fit for contact lenses.
Eye Focusing, Eye Teaming, and Eye Movement Testing Assessment of accommodation, ocular motility and binocular vision identifies how proficiently the eyes focus, move and collaborate. To attain a clear, single picture of what is being looked at, the eyes must effectively adjust focus, move and work in together. This examination will look for problems that prevent your eyes from focusing effectively or make using both eyes together challenging.
Determining refractive error with a phoropter and retinoscope
Refraction is conducted to establish the applicable lens strength required to compensate for any refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism). Utilizing an instrument knowned as a phoropter, your optometrist positions a sequence of lenses before your eyes and identifies how they focus light using a hand held lighted instrument called a retinoscope. The eye doctor may choose to use an automated instrument that automatically assesses the focusing strength of the eye. The power is then refined by the individual's answers to identify the lenses that permit the best sight. This examination could be accomplished without utilizing eye drops to determine in what way the eyes react under standard viewing conditions. In some cases, for example for patients who aren't able to respond verbally or when some of the eyes focusing strength might be concealed, eye drops are used. The drops briefly keep the eyes from changing focus while assessing is completed.
Eye Health and Disease Screening
Tonometry gauges eye pressure. Elevated pressure in the eye signals a heightened risk of glaucoma. Typical eye pressures range from 10 to 21 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), averaging about 14 to 16 mm Hg. Any individual with eye pressure greater than 22 mm Hg is at a raised likelihood of developing glaucoma, although lots of people with standard pressure also develop glaucoma.
External observation of the eye includes assessment of the cornea, eyelids, conjunctiva and encircling eye tissue utilizing bright light and magnification.
Assessment of the lens, retina and posterior section of the eye could be performed through a dilated pupil to present a clearer picture of the internal structures of the eye.
Supplemental testing More testing might be desired based upon the answers of the earlier tests to prove or eliminate possible conditions, to illuminate ambiguous findings, or to perform a more thorough evaluation. At the completion of the examination, your eye doctor will review and examine the final results of the examination to determine a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. He or she will review with you the symptoms and causes of any type of optical or eye health issue uncovered, and describe available treatment options. Sometimes, referral for consultation with, or treatment by, another eye doctor or a different health care specialist could be suggested.
If you have questions regarding any eye or optical disorders diagnosed, or treatment suggested, don't ever think twice to request supplementary information or explanation from your eye doctor at Williams Eye Care.