Yearly eye examinations are paramount for maintaining good health. They help with keeping prescriptions up to date and checking for early signs of eye disease and conditions. Vision screenings like those performed by a nurse or basic health care provider are no substitute for a full eye exam. Vision screenings can indicate you may need to seek out eye care, but it can't determine the actual health of your eyesight and vision. When you visit us at Evanston Eyecare for a Rogers Park eye exam, our optometrists carefully test all aspects of your vision to get you on a track towards healthier eyes.
There are a handful of simple, painless tests you can expect from our Rogers Park eye exam. Visual acuity tests help determine the sharpness of your vision at different distances. You will also have a “cover test”, which is where our optometrist has you cover one eye and then the other to test your eyes individually. This is extremely helpful in determining how your eyes work together, and separately. Cover tests can inform our optometrists at Evanston Eyecare of eye conditions like lazy eye, or cross eye. Slit lamp tests are what we use to examine the structure of the eye under intense magnification. Using these tests we are able to see your cornea, iris, lens, and even the back of your eye like the retina and optic nerve.
Another important part of our Rogers Park eye exam is the refraction test. This helps our optometrists determine your exact eyeglass prescription. With state-of-the-art technology, we are able to fine tune the lens power to learn your perfect eyeglass prescription. A tonometry exam is another helpful test that can detect glaucoma. Catching glaucoma in early stages is vital, and your best bet for preserving your vision. The exam is painless and non-evasive – it measures the pressure of your eye using a gentle puff of air. When it comes to your eyes, don't cut corners. Make an appointment with us today and get back on track with your eye and vision health.
By Evanston Eyecare
November 30, 2016
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