Comprehensive & Medical Eye Exam

How are Medical Eye Exams different than Comprehensive Eye Exams?

A medical eye exam differs from a comprehensive eye exam in that it’s an exam where we’re evaluating or treating a patient for a medical condition such as glaucoma, uveitis, retinal conditions, dry eye, pink eye, and other medical issues that can’t be fixed with glasses or contacts.

Comprehensive Exams

Our doctors perform comprehensive eye exams to ensure that your ocular health remains intact. Through these exams, Dr. Super and Dr. Ivor-Smith will help you determine your exact prescription. But that’s not all. These exams are crucial for diagnosing and preventing eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Why Do I Need an Eye Exam?

If you aren’t experiencing any current eye health or vision problems, you might wonder why you should come in for a comprehensive eye examination. The reason lies in the importance of taking a proactive approach to healthy vision.

Many serious eye health conditions develop slowly and show no symptoms until the problem has become more advanced. Eye exams provide critical information your optometrist uses to guide your care. Early detection can make a world of difference in how many eye health issues are treated, and can stop or slow the progression of vision loss.

In addition, your vision changes as you age, and those changes can be very difficult to track. You might find yourself making lifestyle modifications to address vision changes, like increasing the lighting in some parts of your home, using non-prescription “readers,” or avoiding driving at night. The right pair of prescription eyeglasses could improve your quality of life.

What Happens During a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

The process begins with a review of your personal and family medical history. Be sure to share information about any medications and supplements you might be taking, including over-the-counter drugs.

Next steps include a visual acuity check and an assessment of your eye muscle function. Glaucoma screening and a dilated retina exam follow that. If you need glasses or contact lenses, part of the exam focuses on identifying exactly what type of corrective prescription best suits your needs.

Your comprehensive eye examination is relatively brief and is not an uncomfortable experience. We have invested in state-of-the-art medical equipment, including platforms for visual evoked potential (VEP) and pattern electroretinogram (PERG).

How Often Should I Come In for a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Everyone needs routine eye exams to check for early signs of eye health problems. However, the frequency of your exams depends on your personal health and vision needs.

Some men and women need more frequent eye exams due to medical conditions that place them at risk of eye health problems like diabetes, a family history of glaucoma, or a previous traumatic eye injury.

If it’s been a few years since you’ve had a comprehensive eye exam, you should schedule an appointment. Call the office or book your visit online today.


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