Regardless of your age or physical health, our experienced optometrists and team stress the importance of regular eye exams. As part of our comprehensive eye exam in Herndon, VA, our optometrist will evaluate your eye health using different tests with special diagnostic equipment. Here is what to expect during your initial eye exam:
Our optometrist will assess the quality of your vision by measuring your depth perception and your ability to focus on both near and distant objects. We will examine the external and internal parts of your eyes using special instruments like a slit lamp biomicroscope, binocular indirect ophthalmoscope, and specialized lenses. Your pupils may be dilated with eye drops for some of these tests. Our optometrist will also evaluate your overall eye health and screen you for common eye diseases.
For this part of your eye exam, our optometrist will refract your eyes, which is the process of determining your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. To prescribe the exact prescription that will work best for your eyes, we use computerized equipment to perform various measurements. These measurements allow our optometrist to understand how your eyes function for both work and leisure.
As part of your comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist will measure your eye pressure with a tonometry device. 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 important to let our optometrist know if you have any family members who have glaucoma, as a family history is also a risk factor for developing this disease.
We are able to obtain advanced digital images of the back of your eye using our cutting-edge ocular photographic equipment. This allows us to detect and manage diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration.
Our optometrist will measure your peripheral vision (your ability to see objects and movement on either side of your direct line of vision). We sometimes refer to peripheral vision as what you can see “out of the corner of your eye” while looking straight ahead. This test helps your doctor to assess the health of your eye’s optic nerve.
Eye exams are crucial for maintaining eye health and detecting problems early. Take advantage of our introductory offer for your complete eye exam starting at only $79. To make your appointment simply click here or call our optometry office nearest to you.
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