See the Full Picture of Your Health with an Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam
Did you know a comprehensive eye exam doesn’t just determine if you need eyeglasses or contact lenses?
Periodic eye and vision exams are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, so you might not know a problem exists. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems can help prevent vision loss.
How are comprehensive eye exams different from vision screenings?
Specialized equipment and procedures, which are not available as part of a vision screening program, are needed to adequately evaluate eyes and vision.
Only a doctor of optometry or ophthalmologist can conduct a comprehensive eye and vision examination. Beach Eye Care’s doctors have the specialized training necessary to make a definitive diagnosis and prescribe treatment.
A comprehensive eye exam includes:
- Patient and family health history
- Visual acuity measurement
- Preliminary tests of visual function and eye health, including depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision and the response of the pupils to light
- Assessment of refractive status to determine the presence of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism
- Evaluation of eye focusing, eye teaming and eye movement abilities
- Eye health exam
- Additional tests as needed
Vision screenings aren’t a substitute for regular professional vision care. Even if you pass a vision screening you could still have an eye health or vision problem. Comprehensive eye exams are the only effective way to confirm or rule out any serious eye problems.
Eye Exam Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to your eye health, experience matters! If you haven’t had an eye exam in a couple of years, if you’re a parent looking to schedule your child’s first eye exam, or if you’re new to Beach Eye Care this section is for you!