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What’s so important about a comprehensive eye exam?

The tricky thing about eyes and vision is that problems can exist without you noticing any signs or symptoms. A comprehensive eye exam provides the best chance of early diagnosis and treatment that could prevent vision loss.

What should I expect from a comprehensive eye exam?

During a comprehensive eye exam, doctors want to see if your eyes are working together as a team, check for common eye diseases, and obtain insight into your overall health. At Lawrence Eye Care, the exam includes:
  • Examining the eyes for signs of health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, autoimmune disease, and stress
  • Checking eye health for signs of diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, or dry eye
  • Neurological screening
  • Eye pressure screening
  • Visual acuity testing
  • Dilation of pupils as needed to examine the retina
These tests and procedures enable the doctor to determine an appropriate treatment plan that could include anything from a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses*, eye exercises or surgery for certain muscular problems, treatment for eye disease, or a simple recommendation to return for a follow-up eye exam within a certain amount of time.

*Contact lens fitting will require an additional exam and fee

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a routine eye exam take?
On average, a comprehensive eye exam takes one hour to 90 minutes, depending on what the doctor sees during the exam. Some exams may require pupil dilation.
Why are annual eye exams important?
Eye exams allow your doctor to check your vision as well as rule out eye diseases or identify silent symptoms that indicate your overall health. In addition to helping you see more clearly, an eye exam benefits the patient by identifying and treating unknown issues earlier rather than later.
What’s the difference between a vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam?
Vision screenings help to identify people who may be at risk for vision problems. They are generalized tests that may be performed by a school nurse or pediatrician. The eye test you take to get your driver’s license is another example of vision screening. These screenings may help you determine whether you need to have a comprehensive eye exam but should never take the place of one.

A comprehensive eye exam is performed by a doctor who looks at a variety of aspects of your vision and eye health. In addition to making recommendations for vision correction, the doctor will check for signs of eye diseases and other health concerns. Only an eye doctor can provide a comprehensive eye exam and a treatment plan for your individual needs.
Who needs to have their eyes examined?
The short answer is that everyone should have their eyes examined. Eye exams a vital to overall health maintenance. Adults need eye exams to keep their prescriptions current and identify early signs of eye disease. Children need eye exams to help ensure normal development as they grow. Vision problems in children can sometimes be mistaken for learning difficulties.