Introduction to Eye Exams for All Ages from Kids to Seniors
Stoken Wagner Ophthalmic Associates provides eye exams for children, adults, and seniors. This typically starts with a health history and symptoms consultation. It also includes questions about your viewing habits (i.e. whether or not you sit at a computer screen all day). Then, we will provide comprehensive exams, vision screenings, ocular health exams, and contact lens exams.
Types of Eye Exams We Offer
Comprehensive eye examination – This could take at least an hour. It usually starts with reading an eye chart to test visual acuity, which measures both near and distant vision sharpness. We also provide function tests using objects that follow eye movements one at a time and together. In addition, retina tests are conducted, using a light to see how well your eyes focus as the light passes through them.
Vision screening –There are a variety of tests including a slit lamp exam using a binocular microscope to observe your eye structure or phoropter to aid in retinal examination. We also might use dilation drops to enlarge your pupils to further test your retina to see how it processes light.
Ocular Health Exams – We typically test for glaucoma by administering a pressure test using a tonometry machine. In addition, we examine your optic nerve condition and check your eyes for macular degeneration. All of these aid in detecting diabetes, hypertension and more. In addition, we may conduct visual field tests to determine peripheral vision strength and blind spots to diagnose glaucoma or to help us identify brain damage caused by a stroke or a tumor.
Contact lens exam – Contacts sit directly on your eye, so we need to provide exams based on how well you could see with them instead of glasses. In addition, our optometrists will determine if you can develop tears and evaluate your cornea shape to see whether hard or soft contacts would suit you. We also can find out if you need customized contacts to conform to your eye shape.