Comprehensive family eye exams for clear vision and healthy eyes is essential. Our local Doctors Vision Center eye doctors pride themselves on the thoroughness of their examinations. We will guide you through each step of the eye exam and explain each procedure.
Many people rank vision as their most important sense, yet many people have never had an eye exam. If you’ve never had an eye exam, or it has been a long time, the information below will give you an idea of what to expect.
Your eye doctor will ask for information about your vision, the medications you take, your personal health history, and your family’s health history. For example, a history of diabetes, glaucoma or hypertension.
The doctor will perform a fundus evaluation, which examines the interior of the eye, specifically the retina. Your eye doctor will most likely dilate your eyes at this stage. When your eyes are dilated, your pupils enlarge, making the retina and internal structures easier to examine. This internal examination can detect vision conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma, as well as diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders.