Comprehensive Eye Exams

Routine eye exams are an important part of good health care. In some cases, serious eye or medical problems are first discovered in a routine exam. Each eye examination will be customized depending on the age group, medical/visual history, and issues of concern for the patient. Listed below are the medical tests performed in most comprehensive eye examinations.

1. Hi-technology Pre-Testing


• auto-refraction (refractive error estimate) 

• auto-keratometry (cornea curvature)

• non-contact tonometry (glaucoma)

2. Medical and Visual Case History


• complete personal and family medical/visual history


3. Visual Acuities (VA)


• distance and near VA – corrected and uncorrected

4. Subjective Refraction


• glasses prescription for distance and near

5. Binocular Vision Testing

• cover test

• near point of convergence

• broad H test

• stereoacuity

6. Colour Vision Testing


• usually performed on pediatric patients or any patient when medically necessary

7. Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy


• microscopic examination of anterior ocular structures – cornea, lens, conjunctiva, etc.

8. Direct Ophthalmoscopy


• internal examination of ocular structures, i.e. retina, optic nerve, vitreous, etc.

9. Dilated Fundus Exam with Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy


• internal examination of ocular structures, i.e. retina, optic nerve, vitreous, etc.

• patient pupils are fully dilated (using drops) to allow greater viewing area.

• performed when medically necessary for at-risk patients

10.Patient Counselling

• 
We discuss your examination results with you and provide a strategic plan of action

11. Patient transfer to Dispensary or Contact Lens Assistants


• eyeglasses and contact lens purchase