Regardless of your physical health or age, our experienced optometric team recognizes the importance of a regular eye exam in Falls Church, VA, with additional optometrist offices in Woodbridge, VA, Ashburn, VA, Fairfax, VA, and Springfield, VA. As part of our comprehensive eye exam in Falls Church, VA, our optometrist will evaluate the health of your eyes using different tests with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. Here is what you can expect with your initial eye exam by our expert optometrist:
Our doctor will measure your depth perception, as well as your ability to focus on both near and distant objects to assess the quality of your vision. The internal and external parts of the eyes are examined using special instruments like a slit lamp biomicroscope, specialized lenses, binocular indirect ophthalmoscope. Our optometrist will also screen you for common eye diseases and evaluate your overall eye health. Your pupils may be dilated with eye drops for some of these tests.
During this part of your eye exam, our optometrist will refract your eyes. This is the process of determining your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. In order to prescribe the exact prescription that will work best for your eyes, we use computerized equipment to perform various measurements. These tests help our optometrist to understand how your eyes function for both leisure and work.
As part of your comprehensive eye exam in Falls Church, VA, Ashburn, VA, Woodbridge, VA, Fairfax, VA, or Springfield, VA, our optometrist will use a tonometry device to measure your eye pressure. This procedure includes a gentle “air puff” test to evaluate your eye’s fluid pressure – an elevated pressure can mean a risk factor for glaucoma. It is crucial to let our optometrist know if you have any family members who have glaucoma, as family history can greatly increase your own risk of developing this disease in your lifetime.
Using our advanced ocular photographic equipment, we are able to obtain advanced digital images of the back of your eye. This allows us to detect and manage diseases such as diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Our optometrist will measure your peripheral vision, which is your ability to see objects and movement on either side of your direct line of vision. We often refer to peripheral vision as what you can see “out of the corner of your eye” while looking straight ahead. This test also helps your doctor to assess the health of your eye’s optic nerve.
Take advantage of our introductory offer for your complete eye exam starting at only $79. To make your appointment simply click here or call the optometrist office nearest to you.
*Additional charges may apply, so please contact us today for more information.
If you want to learn more about our optometrist practice - where we offer the area's most convenient hours, where we offer a variety of generous payment options, and where your and your child's healthy vision is our top priority - Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is here to serve you!