Eye Exam​​

When most people think about eye exams, what they’re usually thinking about is a vision screening, which exclusively tests a patient’s eyesight. This is often done by a pediatrician, nurse, or some other health care provider.

A comprehensive eye exam is performed exclusively by your eye doctor. The goal is to evaluate every aspect of your eyes and to identify any changes from your previous exam that may indicate a disorder that needs to be addressed. Conditions that may be detected during an eye exam include:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma 
  • Age-related macular degeneration 
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Presbyopia
  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
  • Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
  • Eye Lesions 
If you haven’t had an eye exam in a few years, remember that it’s not just about addressing the symptoms you see, but detecting eye diseases early to give you the best treatment options available and the best chance for minimizing or preventing the damage.