The doctors at Oakville Optometry will perform multiple tests and examine your eyes for ocular diseases, systemic diseases related to your eyes and discuss these results in depth with you.
Steps that you can expect in a typical eye exam include:
- Case History: Review of your general health, medications you may be taking, working environment, hobbies, etc. You will also be asked to describe any vision problems you may be experiencing.
- Internal & External Eye Health: An internal and external examination of your eyes for signs of possible disorders, such as cataracts or retinal problems.
- Current Prescription Check: If you have a prescription, our doctor will evaluate your current prescription.
- Visual Acuity: A test of your ability to see clearly at all distances.
- Refraction: A test for your eyes’ ability to focus light rays exactly on the retina from a distance and close-up.
- Tononometry: Measures the fluid pressure in the eye and is an important test in detecting glaucoma.
- Visual Coordination: A test for eye coordination and muscle control.
- Focusing Ability: Measures your eyes’ ability to change focus.
When should I book an eye exam?
Most eye care experts recommend that you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors and whether you currently wear corrective lenses.
Children need regular eye exams to detect vision problems that may interfere with learning.Book your eye exam. →