An eye exam is more than just receiving a prescription if you are having trouble seeing. And most people with 20/20 vision should still get an complete comprehensive eye exam to rule out any emerging medical or health concerns.
At Advanced Eye Clinic, we are dedicated to providing our patients with a complete eye exam broken down in the following components.
In most cases, an eye exam will begin with an External Examination. During the external examination, the doctor will review the inner and outer eyelids, along with the cornea and iris.
Visual Acuity Tests are used to evaluate an individuals’ ability to view fine details, both at close range, and at a distance. Traditionally, individuals who perform optimally during a visual acuity test are said to have 20/20 vision. Those who have a difficult time seeing objects at a distance, but have good vision at close range are said to have nearsightedness, while those who strain to see objects at both distance and near will be diagnosed with farsightedness. In most cases, both conditions require the use of corrective eye wear.
Most eye exams will also consist of a Pupil Function Test. In this test, a bright light is shown directly into the eye, at which time the pupil is expected to constrict. When the light is removed, the pupil should dilate back to its normal size. Pupils that are dissimilar in size, or which do not respond appropriately to light and dark may suggest neuropathy. In more severe cases, unresponsive pupils may be indicative of neurologic damage.
Next, Ocular Motility is traditionally defined as the eyes’ ability to move smoothly and concurrently. To test for ocular motility, eye exam administrators traditionally require patients to perform a number of tasks, including looking as far down, to the right, and to the left as possible, while holding their head in a stable position. In addition, following the movements of a pen or finger are also common steps in an ocular motility exam. Individuals who demonstrate difficulty with ocular motility are sometimes diagnosed with double vision and neurologic diseases.
This is why Advanced Eye Clinic is one of the best vision center in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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