Many patients equate an eye exam with a refraction (test to check prescription), but it is so much more.
With the comprehensive exam we evaluate
How well you see with and without vision correction (ie glasses and contacts)
How your eye muscles move in sync with one another
Assess whether your eyes are aligned
Assess how both eyes work as a team and if they are focusing properly
Check your eye pressure (Glaucoma screening)
Use microscopes to check the ocular health status
Pupil dilation -- especially if you have health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol. This also allows us better views of the natural lens inside the eye where a cataract may be forming.
Fundus Examination -- detailed examination of the retina and blood vessels to look for any retinal abnormalities such as macular degeneration, macular hole, retinal holes, retinal tears, etc.