What to Expect During An Eye Exam

woman-in-stripesWhether this is your first time getting an eye exam or you simply haven’t had one in years, it might be the source of some anxiety. However, by understanding what will occur during your eye exam and what they are checking for, you will be able to feel more relaxed and at ease. Read on to learn more.

Cover Test:

During this test, your eye doctor will cover one of your eyes at a time and have you focus on something or an eye chart in the distance. This test is designed to help your doctor observe each eye individually in order to make sure that it’s functioning and focusing properly.

External Exam:

During the external exam, your doctor will shine a light into your eyes in order to check for your pupils reaction to incoming light. Also during an external eye exam, your doctor will check for things like the whiteness of your eyes, the condition of your eyelids, or any other abnormalities they might see present.

Visual Acuity Test:

This is the most popular and remembered part of your eye exam. During the visual acuity test, your doctor will have you read the letters off of a chart in order to gauge just how far and close you are able to read.

Refraction Testing

If you are being tested for prescription glasses, you will likely have to go through refraction testing. During this type of testing, you will be asked to look through different lenses and stare at an eye chart straight ahead. The doctor will then flip through different strengths of lense and ask which one looks better and which ones is clearer.

If you are in need of an eye exam, it is really nothing to worry about. Not only are eye exams pain free but they go by fairly quickly so that you can be in and out in no time.

To learn more about eye exams or to schedule an eye appointment, contact our office today!

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