Eye Exams & Tests

You should have your eyes checked regularly regardless of changes to your vision or prescription. A comprehensive eye exam will test for much more than your visual acuity (how strong your vision is).

Watch the brief video above for some of the health conditions a regular eye exam can detect.

On top of a thorough review of your case file and eye health history by your optometrist, a comprehensive eye exam should include a number of specific tests and elements including:

  • Visual acuity- eyes separately and together
  • Assessment of the refractive status via objective and subjective techniques
  • Binocular vision assessment
  • Colour vision evaluation
  • Assessment of the health of the interior and exterior of the eye using a biomicroscope, ophthalmoscope and a dilated eye examination when indicated
  • A neurological assessment of the visual system including a review of the pupil reactions, ocular motility, and an assessment of the peripheral vision.
  • Screening for glaucoma, including testing pressure inside the eye, looking inside the eye at the retina and optic nerve, as well as performing peripheral vision tests.

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