At AccuVision Optical we perform unhurried, comprehensive eye examinations. During your exam, your doctor will check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. In addition, we will determine your prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses, if applicable.
It’s important that you have an eye exam on a regular basis since many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. Like many people, you may think you don’t need an eye exam because your vision seems fine. A comprehensive exam can identify a number of eye related problems like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and macular degeneration early so you can begin treatment right away. In addition, your exam can also help identify systemic problems such as high-blood pressure, diabetes, and in some rare cases serious health problems.
As a result of your eye exam, your optometrist might prescribe medication to treat eye disease, schedule you for more detailed diagnostic testing or certain surgical procedures. We also counsel patients with partial sight, color blindness, or hereditary vision defects. In addition, you might be referred to a specialist for vision therapy or for other special needs.
Adults should see their doctor for a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years, depending on their age, risk of disease and overall physical condition. Older adults are often at a higher risk for eye conditions and should schedule exams annually. Patients in which an eye health problem is identified may need to be seen more than once a year for monitoring and treatment. Children should have regular tests to ensure the proper development of their vision and prevent any interference with their academic achievements.
Some of the tests we perform:
- Color Vision
- Comprehensive Internal & External Analysis
- Depth Perception
- Dry Eyes & Allergies
- Glaucoma Testing & Therapy
- Eye Muscle Balance
- LASIK, PRK & Cataract Consultations
- Peripheral Vision
- Refraction for Distance & Near Vision
- Retinal Health (with or without dilation)
- Screening for Special Needs Like Computer Work or Hobbies
What to Expect From Your Comprehensive Exam:
If you are new to our office, please review the information below before your appointment. Doing so helps us serve you best, while also minimizing your registration time. Due to the thoroughness of our initial examination, please plan on spending approximately 1-2 hours in our office.
What to Bring to Your Exam
Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
- Completed History Form (New or Established Patient)
- Current medical and vision insurance card(s)
- Current and/or old prescription glasses, sunglasses and readers
- Sunglasses, in case we dilate your pupils
- Contact Lens Wearers:
- Current contact lens prescription details, if available – (New patients only)
- Please wear your contact lenses to your exam
- Please fill out your Patient History Form completely.
New Patient History Forms
Established Patient History Forms
- Please show the receptionist your insurance card(s) or form, if any, and your eyeglasses.
- Please provide your current contact lens prescription details, if applicable. – (New patients only)
Main Examination (30 Minutes):
- Don’t worry about making a mistake or giving the wrong answer.
- Don’t worry about your answers contradicting one another.
- Don’t get alarmed if for a few minutes you find your vision is getting worse instead of better.
- Don’t hesitate to tell the Dr. if you are unable to answer his questions.
Pupil Dilation (30 Minutes):
Your doctor will put drops in your eyes in order to dilate your pupils. You may be asked to step into the lobby for a few minutes while the drops take effect. You may choose your eyeglass frames at this time. After your pupils have fully dilated, the doctor will call you into his office to complete the examination.
Pupil dilation allows the doctor to get the best possible view of the interior of your eyes. This is an essential and painless procedure used to determine that your eyes are healthy.
Note: It is common to be sensitive to light after the dilation procedure. It will require 2-4 hours for your vision to return to normal. Please exercise caution, especially when operating a vehicle or walking down stairs.
After the exam is finished, your order for contact lenses &/or glasses will be completed, and payment, if any, is due.
Contact Lens Patients (10 – 20 Minutes):
Contact lens patients who are fit with new lenses may be asked to return for a follow up visit with the doctor to verify the fit of your lenses. This usually takes place around one week after your first exam. Please insert your lenses at least 4 hours prior to your appointment. (Note: The fee for this visit is included in your contact lens examination fee.)
If you have any questions regarding your examination, glasses or contact lenses feel free to ask any staff member at any time.