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What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

A comprehensive eye exam is a series of professional tests to determine the health and function of your eyes. It typically includes vision testing, in which the patient may be asked to read a chart or identify letters as they appear on an eye chart. Other tests are also done. Read on to learn more about the tests included in a comprehensive eye exam.

Tests Included in a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Your eye doctor can perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine the health and function of your eyes. During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will test your vision and check for any diseases affecting your eyesight. Your eye doctor may also use other tests to evaluate the health of your macula to help determine if you have macular degeneration or glaucoma. Here are some of the most common tests performed during a comprehensive exam.

Visual Acuity Test

During this test, you will sit in front of an eye chart that contains letters. These letters will get smaller as you read down each line. You will be asked to cover each eye, reading aloud, until you can no longer read the letters.

Visual Field Testing

During visual field testing, the patient will look straight ahead at one point and signal when an object or light is seen somewhere off to their side. These tests are helpful for finding early signs of diseases like glaucoma that damage vision over time.

Cover Testing

Cover testing is done to determine if a patient has any ocular deviation. This test is measuring eye alignment and trying to determine if one eye is working harder than the other. During a cover test, one eye is covered while the other eye focuses on an object in the room.

External Exam and Pupil Reactions

During this exam, your doctor will watch how your pupils adjust to light and objects that are close to you. At the same time, the whites of your eyes and the position of your eyelids will also be observed.

Slit Lamp

Your doctor will use a device that magnifies and lights up in front of your eye. This is used to check the cornea, iris, lens, and back of your eye.

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