Comprehensive Eye Exams
It’s more than a screening.
Eye exams are vital to your overall health.
In addition to assessing your visual acuity, your eye care provider will test for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes are functioning together, and more.
Serious health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure are often first detected during an eye exam.
To ensure we offer our patients the best diagnostic services, the following screenings are required with comprehensive exams:
- Optomap screening ($34) for ages 5-39
- iWellness screening ($44) for ages 40+
Don’t put it off — schedule your comprehensive eye exam at Fairbury Vision Center today.
What does a comprehensive eye exam include?
Your optometrist will determine what tests are needed based on your medical history.
However, most comprehensive eye exams include the following:
- Visual acuity to test the sharpness of your vision, tested on a digital eye chart
- Autorefraction and/or Retinoscopy to estimate your eyeglass prescription
- Refraction to determine your exact eyeglass prescription
- Tonometry to test for glaucoma
- Slit lamp to check for common eye diseases and conditions
- Ophthalmoscopy to examine the optic nerve, retina, and blood vessels
- Retinal photo screenings to test for ocular health of the posterior segment of the eye
- Visual fields test to check for blind spots in your vision
- Color vision to test for red-green or blue-yellow color deficiencies
- Eye posture to test eye alignment and rule-out eye turns (strabismus)
- Focusing ability to check focusing ability, which is important for near vision comfort
- 3D vision to determine how both eyes work together for depth perception
How often should I get a comprehensive eye exam?
Most eye care professionals recommend yearly eye exams. But it depends on your age, risk factors, and whether or not you wear corrective lenses.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends children have their eyes examined at 6 months old, three years old, at the start of school, and every two years until age 18.
For adults, the AOA recommends a comprehensive eye exam every two years for ages 18 to 60 at minimum and annual exams for seniors age 61 and older.
What about contact lens exams?
A comprehensive eye exam typically does not include a contact lens fitting, so you may need to schedule a separate contact lens exam.
Just let us know when you schedule your appointment, and we’ll make sure you are taken care of.
It’s very important to evaluate contact lens wearers on an annual basis to ensure there are no indicators of infection or lack of oxygen from contact lens wear.
Make healthy vision a priority in your life and in the lives of the ones you love. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at Fairbury Vision Center now.