Dispensing Opticians

Eye exam is a part of routine primary care

An eye examination is a battery of tests performed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist assessing vision and ability to focus on and discern objects, as well as other tests and examinations pertaining to the eyes. Health care professionals often recommend that all people should have periodic and thorough eye examinations as part of routine primary care.

A slit-lamp biomicroscope is the standard equipment for external eye examination. However, the cost and size of the equipment have limited its use to the offices of ophthalmologists and optometrists. Regular eye exam is important to both the health of your eyes and your overall health. Before going to your next eye exam be sure that you are prepared so that you and your doctor can make the most of your visit. Another important part to preparing for an eye exam is to be sure that you understand the tests that the doctor will perform. A comprehensive exam will involve basic examination of the physical structure of your eyes, an eye muscle test to test movement and coordination, refraction test to test how light enters your eyes and a visual acuity exam to test the degree to which you can detect detail.