Eye Exams

What to Expect

 An eye care doctor performing a thorough eye exam can include all or some of the following:

  • Case History: Vision and health history, medications, symptoms of vision problems and other background information will be requested by your MetroVision optician.
  • Visual System Analysis: With the support of medical instruments and tests, your MetroVision eye doctor will perform an internal and external exam of your visual system including:
    • retina
    • optic nerve
    • blood vessels
    • muscles
    • pupils
    • cornea
    • lens
    • iris
    • conjunctiva
    • eyelids
    • eyelashes

    Through this analysis, the health of your eyes will be assessed along with chances of:

    • glaucoma
    • cataracts
    • corneal diseases
    • general systemic diseases:
      • diabetes
      • high blood pressure
      • neurological disorders
  • Refractive Evaluation: Your MetroVision optician will determine your ability to see clearly through several tests and decide if prescriptions eyewear is needed.
  • Binocular Evaluation: Your MetroVision eye doctor will conduct tests of your binocular function; the ability of the eyes to work together at both near and far distances.
  • Diagnosis and Treament Plan: A final diagnosis will be made and a treatment plan chosen for you. It includes:
    • status of your vision
    • systemic health problems
    • corrective eyewear if needed
    • vision therapy if needed

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 It's very common for patients to come into their eye exam and not understand how their lifestyle can affect  their eye health. The more any eye doctor knows about their patient, the better they can prescribe the right glasses  and treat visual problems.

So how do you know what to tell or ask your eye doctor? Consider these tips for making the most of your next eye exam.

  1. If there is a part of your diagnosis, eye exam, or treatment that you don't understand, talk to your doctor about it.
  2. Knowing your health background before you visit is very helpful for you eye doctor.
  3. Have a list of medicines you use, including over-the-counter drugs. Both types of medicines can affect your eye diagnosis.
  4. Be sure to report any current difficulties you are having with your vision including but not limited to:
    • blurring
    • dry eyes
    • double vision
    • problems seeing at night
    • eye strain
  5. Chronic health conditions are also good for you optician to know such as high blood pressure, diabetes or surgeries.
  6. Your family health history can have an effect on your eyes as well.
  7. Your eye doctor knowing your lifestyle including your job, what you do at your job (for example, do you use a computer all day), the lighting in your office, etc. These small details are important than most realize. Your leisure activities such as sports is also important.


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