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As part of your annual eye exam, your doctor may perform some or all of these comprehensive tests, depending upon your individual needs:
Digital Refraction Exam
Fine tunes your eyeglass prescription along with other tests. The doctor places an digital instrument called a phoropter (rotating lenses) in front of your eyes, which allows you to look through a series of lenses to help determine which is clearest. The refraction determines your level of hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
A computer that helps improve accuracy when determining your final eyeglasses or contact lens prescription.
It is especially useful for those who may not be responsive to a manual refraction.
Slit Lamp Test
Allows your doctor a highly magnified view of your eye to thoroughly evaluate the front structures of your eye (lids, cornea, iris, etc.), followed by an examination of the inside of your eye (retina, optic nerve, macula
and more). This test aids the doctor in the diagnosis of cataracts, dry eyes, corneal irritation, glaucoma and
age-related macular degeneration.
Offers a wider view of the eye’s internal structures, including examination of the central and peripheral retina (thinning, holes, tears, diabetes-related side effects) by using eyedrops to enlarge your pupils.
A computer that measures the pressure inside of the eye to help determine one of the risks for developing glaucoma. If the pressure is high, an additional diagnostic test may be used.
Visual Fields Test
Checks for the presence of blind spots in your peripheral, or “side”, vision. These types of blind spots can originate from eye diseases such as glaucoma. Analysis of blind spots also may help identify specific areas of brain damage caused by a stroke or tumor.
It is mainly used by optometrists and opticians to verify the correct prescription in a pair of eyeglasses, to properly orient and mark uncut lenses, and to confirm the correct mounting of lenses in spectacle frames. Lensometers can also verify the power of contact lenses if a special lens support is used.
Assesses depth perception and determines if eyes are working together. It is especially useful for identifying “lazy eyes” in children, which can be treated if identified while they are young.
Color Vision Test
Evaluates color deficiencies in the eyes (red/green or blue/yellow) by asking you to pick out numbers from colored mosaic-like illustrations. In addition to detecting hereditary color vision deficiencies, the results may also alert your doctor to possible eye-health problems that could affect your color vision.
Optomap Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging
Creates a digital image that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. Helps detect early signs of retinal disease including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
Visual Acuity Test
A standard eye chart that measures the sharpness of your vision. Evaluates how well your current eyeglasses or contact lenses are working, and if you need an updated prescription.
Uses a paddle to cover one eye at a time to help evaluate eye muscles. Can catch tendency toward crossed eyes in children. Evaluates for any indications of eye strain, which could be the result of strabismus or amblyopia.
Fine tunes your eyeglass prescription along with other tests. The doctor places an instrument called a phoropter (rotating lenses) in front of your eyes, which allows you to look through a series of lenses to determine which
is clearest. The refraction helps determine your level of hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Contact Lens Evaluation
Evaluates multiple elements including the shape of your eye, your vision correction needs and how often you will use the lenses. If you’ve never worn contact lenses, your eye-care professional will show you how to use your lenses and how to take care of them.
Measures the thickness of the cornea. Conventional pachymeters use ultrasonic transducers that touch the cornea. Newer generations work by way of sound waves that capture an ultra-high definition echogram of the cornea. Corneal pachymetry is an important test in the early detection of glaucoma.
Digital Retinal Fundus Photography
Photographs the retina and optic nerve (located in the back of the eye) to document the health of your eye. These images are used for the diagnosis of glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, high blood pressure-related disease and other retinal diseases.
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Takes cross-sectional pictures of the retina via a scanning laser. This technology is used to help diagnose
and follow treatment in certain eye conditions and diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
A camera that takes high-magnification images of the cellular layer of the inner surface of the cornea. It is used, to help evaluate the healing of the corneal epithelium after corneal injury, specific diseases or corneal surgery such as a keratectomy.
An instrument used to inspect the fundus of the eye, which is the back portion of the interior eyeball. The optometrist looks for changes in the color (or pigment) of the fundus, changes in retinal blood vessels and any abnormalities in the macula lutea, the portion of the retina that receives and analyzes light only from the center of the visual field.
An instrument designed to visualize the interior of the eye. The device is worn on the head at arm's length from the subject's eye and the observer views an inverted image through a convex lens located between the instrument and the subject's eye.