The eye examination allows the optometrist to observe and measure the structures and functions of different parts of the visual system in order to evaluate visual and ocular health. This exam is used primarily to detect vision problems such as myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
An eye examination includes the case history, a picture of the eye fundus (or retina), intraocular pressure measurement, examination of the visual fields, examination of the color vision, visual acuity, refraction, examination of binocular vision, and general eye health examination. Your optometrist will also evaluate the optical performance of your glasses or contact lenses, with your lifestyle in mind.
These combined elements allow your optometrist to make a diagnosis, write or adjust your prescription, as well as give appropriate recommendations to insure you enjoy optimal vision and visual comfort.
Getting an annual eye examination is a good habit, but Eye Am clients can space out their visits if they choose the examination with added value, the purpose of which is to detect the onset of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or dry eye syndrome.
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