Comprehensive Eye Exams
It’s about more than just blurry vision.
Eye exams are vital to your overall health.
In addition to assessing your visual acuity, your Dr. McHugh will test for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes are functioning together, and more.
Did you know that Dr. McHugh can detect serious health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure during your comprehensive eye exam?
Don’t put it off — schedule your comprehensive eye exam at Focused Eye Care today.
What does a comprehensive eye exam include?
Dr. McHugh will determine what tests are needed based on your medical history.
However, most comprehensive eye exams include the following:
- Visual acuity to test the sharpness of your vision, usually with an eye chart
- Visual fields test to check for blind spots in your vision
- Retinoscopy to estimate your eyeglass prescription
- Refraction to determine your exact eyeglass prescription
- Slit lamp to check for common eye diseases and conditions
- Tonometry to test for glaucoma
- Ophthalmoscopy to examine the optic nerve, retina, and blood vessels
How often should I get a comprehensive eye exam?
Most eye care professionals recommend yearly eye exams. But it depends on your age, risk factors, and whether or not you wear corrective lenses.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends children have their eyes examined at 6 months old, three years old, at the start of school, and at least every two years until age 18.
For adults, the AOA recommends a comprehensive eye exam every two years for ages 18 to 65, at minimum, and annual exams for seniors age 65 and older.
What about contact lens exams?
A comprehensive eye exam typically does not include a contact lens fitting. So you may need to schedule a separate contact lens exam.
Just let us know when you schedule your appointment, and we’ll make sure you are taken care of.
Make healthy vision a priority in your life and in the lives of the ones you love. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at Focused Eye Care now.