Comprehensive Eye Exams

eye-examWhen our patients visit Advanced Eye Care, they can be assured they are receiving the best vision care possible. Our physicians focus on total eye care health and are constantly striving to improve the quality of care we provide. Every patient is offered an integrated approach to eye care, incorporating the expertise of our board-certified physicians. Our caring and compassionate staff will make you feel at home and can answer any questions you have regarding your vision concerns.

What to expect during your exam:

Your eye exam will involve a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. Each test during an eye exam evaluates a different aspect of your vision and your doctor will use different types of instruments to check all the areas of your eyes.

The exam will usually begin with your doctor or technician asking about your medical history, and if you are having any vision problems. Next, your eye doctor checks your eyes using a light to ensure the exterior parts of your eyes are healthy. Your doctor measures your visual acuity, assesses your need for glasses and examines your eyes for signs of disease.

Tests that may be included in your comprehensive eye exam:

Dilation: Drops are placed in your eyes to dilate, or widen, the pupils. Your doctor uses a magnifying lens to examine. Your vision may remain blurred for three to four hours after the drops are placed. It is suggested to bring a driver with you to your exam.

Slit-lamp exam

The slit-lamp examination looks at structures that are at the front of the eye.

Color vision test

A color vision test checks your ability to distinguish between different colors.


Tonometry is a test to measure the pressure inside your eyes. The test is used to screen for glaucoma.

Visual field test

This test measures your side (peripheral) vision. It helps your doctor find out if you have lost side vision.

Refraction test

The refraction test is an eye exam that measures a person’s prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses.

At Advanced Eye Care, we recommend that you have a comprehensive eye examination every one to three years. Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Various eye and medical problems can be found by a routine eye test, including glaucoma, cataracts, high blood pressure, macular degeneration, and diabetes. People with diabetes should have their eyes examined at least once a year.