YOUR EYE EXAMINATION EXPLAINED

Here at Romin Optical we are dedicated to providing high quality, thorough and accurate eye examinations. During a complete eye exam, your optometrist not only determines the prescription for your glasses or contact lenses, but they also check the health of your eyes as well as how your overall health impacts your eyes.

Having clear and comfortable vision is only part of our goal here at Romin Optical.  Your optometrist will perform tests to not only determine your ability to see but to also determine the quality and comfort of your vision.  They do these by performing tasks like reading the eye chart, checking your eye teaming skills, checking colour vision and much more.

In Addition your optometrist will assess the health of your eyes as well as how your overall health, such as diabetes and hypertension, impacts your eyes.

A comprehensive eye exam is recommended annually. Based on the findings during an eye exam or your overall health a higher frequency of visits to your optometrist might be recommended.

Your optometrist will start by learning more about you, your health, your family history, and your overall ocular needs.

They will determine your visual performance and ocular health using several tests.  These include but are not limited to:

  • Medical History
    • Your medical and ocular history as well as the medical and ocular history of your family is pertinent to your eye exam. Share any medical problems or medication with your Optometrist.  Surprisingly many systemic conditions as well as medications affect your eyes.
  • Visual Acuity testing
    • This is where your doctor checks to see how well you can see the eye chart. Your eyes will be tested one at a time and together, with and without your corrective lenses. This will give your doctor an idea of how much your prescription has changed.
  • Preliminary testing and Binocular assessment
    • Here your doctor will check your eyes ability to work together and focus on objects. Many other tests like depth perception and colour vision may also be done at this point.
  • Refraction
    • This test will determine your prescription.
  • Intraocular Pressure testing
    • This is one of the tests done to check for Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition where high pressure in the eye affects your optic nerve.  Glaucoma could also be present with normal pressures.
  • Ocular health testing
    • Your optometrist will check the health of the front and back of your eyes. This will include your lids and lashes, your cornea, your retina, your blood vessels and many more.

Your optometrist will explain each step to put you at ease and make the process enjoyable and informative.

The health of your eyes is not only important to your vision, but it is a portal to your overall systemic health.  Have an annual eye exam done by your optometrist.

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