During a comprehensive eye exam, optometrists perform not only standard vision screening tests to determine sharpness of vision, but eye doctors may also conduct more in-depth tests to examine internal eye structures and to detect any underlying vision problems or disease. We provide comprehensive eye tests at Cohen's Fashion Optical, and we're one of the best optical stores for both children and adults needing an annual eye exam
. Our eye doctors measure visual acuity with basic tests like eye-chart reading and retinoscopy to determine any necessary prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses. We also perform pupil dilation and screenings like glaucoma tests.
Most comprehensive eye exams go beyond determining what lens power will be best for vision correction. Although prescribing proper eyeglasses and contact lenses are key for clear vision, optometrists also conduct essential tests to determine overall eye health. It's important to have comprehensive eye tests annually so that an eye doctor can diagnose any underlying eye disease or vision problem that may not cause any noticeable symptoms. Having a comprehensive eye exam is one of the most important things you can do for your eye health, especially if you wear contact lenses, have a family history of eye disease like glaucoma or have been diagnosed with diabetes.
A glaucoma test offers an easy way for eye doctors like those at Cohen's Fashion Optical to detect the eye disease that typically offers no warning signs, and that can damage the optic nerve due to a buildup of pressure in the eye. During a glaucoma test, the optometrist uses a machine to puff a small amount of air into your eye to calculate the pressure inside your eye. Other eye exam
tests like a stereopsis, or depth perception test, involve wearing a pair of 3D-type glasses and viewing patterns so the optometrist can interpret whether or not your eyes team properly for normal depth perception. During a comprehensive eye exam, an eye doctor may administer a simple color blindness test, especially if you work in a profession that requires precise color perception.
Pupil dilation is a common procedure performed during a comprehensive eye exam, and helps optometrists more precisely determine a number of eye health issues. First the eye doctor will administer drops in your eyes to dilate your pupils, which takes on average 20 minutes or so to start working. Then a number of comprehensive eye exams
can be performed, including a slit lamp exam which allows the optometrist to more closely view structures of your eyes like the lens, cornea, retina and optic nerve. During pupil dilation, an eye doctor can more easily determine possible eye problems like cataracts or diseases like macular degeneration. After an optometrist dilates your pupils for testing, your eyes will likely be very sensitive to light, and vision will be somewhat blurred, so it's best to arrange for a drive home.