Routine eye exams can detect vision problems, eye disease and general health problems before you are aware a problem exists. A comprehensive eye exam can take up to an hour or more, depending on the number and complexity of tests required to fully evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes.
What to Expect During a Comprehensive Eye Exam
- Visual Acuity Test: how well you can see
- Color Blindness Test: checks your color vision
- Cover Test: check how your eyes work together
- Ocular motility Test: check your eye movements
- Stereopsis Test: check your depth perception
- Retinoscopy and Refraction: check your eyeglasses prescription
- Slit Lamp Exam: check structures of your eyes under high magnification
- Glaucoma Test: measure your eye pressure
- Pupil Dilation: to obtain a better of the internal structures of your eyes
In some cases, besides these common tests performed during a standard comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Cai may recommend other, more specialized eye tests such as OCT, retinal photography, visual field testing, corneal topography, which are all done in office.