What is an eye exam?
Your optometrist will use a number of techniques to assess any potential vision or eye health problems, and will keep a file of that information in order to keep track of changes in your eye health or vision. Regular visits to your optometrist are recommended. Take a proactive approach to your eye health! Steps that you can expect in a typical optometric examination include: • Case history – you will be asked about your general health, medications you may be taking, your working environment, hobbies, etc. You will also be asked to describe any vision problems you may have been experiencing. • External eye examination – Your optometrist will examine the external area around the eye to ensure that there are no abnormalities. • Internal eye examination – Using the slit lamp microscope and an ophthalmoscope, your optometrist will check your eyes for indications of abnormalities, from front to back. Some problems detected during an internal eye examination may indicate possible disease, suc