A regular eye examination is vital to good vision and to achieve your full potential. Many eye conditions progress for years with no symptoms but may gradually damage your vision. We, offer a variety of tests to detect the severity of an eye disorder. We facilitate comprehensive eye examination through multiple diagnostic tests that include routine eye exam for cataract, visual acuity testing, tonometry, slit lamp exam, eye culture, dilated eye exam. Two of the important eye examinations are described below.
A visual acuity test is used to test how well you can see at a standardized distance. Eye doctors have determined what “normal” vision is when reading at this distance and compare this with your vision.
To conduct the test, the doctor uses an eye chart positioned 20 feet away that displays rows of letters in increasingly smaller sizes. He will ask you to read as many of the lines as you can without squinting, and may also cover one eye. If you can see all the letters clearly, you are considered to have 20/20 vision.
The doctor may also ask you to read a few lines from a pre-printed card. This simple test gives the specialist information about how well you can see close up and helps to confirm a diagnosis of refractive error.
During a routine eye exam, our ophthalmologists can detect a cataract. Your doctor will inquire about your symptoms as well as any recent changes in your vision. Your ophthalmologist will use eye drops to dilate, or enlarge, your pupil in order to discover a cataract. This allows your doctor to see the retina and the lens of the eye clearly. If a cataract is discovered, your doctor will examine its size, your age, and your overall health when deciding whether surgery is the best option for you.
Depending upon the outcome of the diagnosis any one of the below treatment options are recommended: