A routine eye examination can be the best way to maintain total eye health. Some eye conditions and diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, will not be noticed (these diseases can be detected in an eye exam), until
major damage has been done to the eye and to your vision. The Cincinnati eye doctors at Tri-State Centers for Sight will provide a series of tests during your exam to determine your eye health and can provide the best treatments possible.
Comprehensive eye examinations determine if you need vision correction to see well, but also to maintain the health of your eye. At Tri-State Centers for Sight, our comprehensive eye examinations involve a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. Each test allows your doctor to evaluate different aspects of your vision.
Some of the tests might include:
- External eye exam: Using a light to ensure the exterior parts of your eyes are functioning correctly. Your eye doctor will check your pupils to see if they respond normally and your cornea and iris for clarity.
- Eye Muscle Test: This test examines your eye muscles to ensure they’re functioning properly.
- Visual Acuity Test: This test measures how sharply or clearly you can see something at a distance
- Refraction assessment: Refraction refers to how light waves are bent as they pass through your cornea and lens.
- Visual field test: Your Tri-State Centers for Sight eye doctor may request you to have a visual field test along with your comprehensive examination and this is to determine whether you have difficulty seeing in any areas of your peripheral vision
- Slit-lamp examination: The slit lamp is used to examine the cornea, iris, lens and anterior chamber of your eye.
- Retinal examination: Your doctor will examine the back of your eye, including your retina, optic disc, choroid and blood vessels.
- Tonometry measures your intraocular pressure – the pressure inside your eyes.