Comprehensive Eye Exams
A comprehensive eye examination includes more than just a vision test. It is a complete and thorough examination of eye function and health. Whether you have the need for corrective lenses or not, eye examinations should be part of your personal health and wellness program. Especially because many eye complications come without obvious signs or symptoms. Without a comprehensive examination, potentially dangerous conditions may go undiagnosed for years--turning a minor health problem into a major issue. At The Eye Doctors, we provide comprehensive eye exams for both children and adults to ensure that the whole family receives proper eye care.
What is Covered during a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
Seeing our Doctors in Tampa or Newport Richey for a comprehensive eye exam can be compared to seeing your general physician for a checkup. You may not be exhibiting any concerning symptoms, but the doctor will be able to ask the right questions and perform the appropriate tests to rule out any problems. Similarly, our doctor will ask additional questions and perform general examinations to rule out any vision or eye-related health complications.
- A patient history will help the doctor detect any general health problems, medications, work or environmental hazards that might affect your vision. For the most complete overview the doctor may also ask questions about previous eye health issues and the health of your family members.
- Reading charts are used to test your visual acuity—your ability to read both from a distance and at close range. Visual acuity is measured in fractions such as 20/20. Other eye tests include:
- Keratometry – measuring the curvature of the cornea
- Refraction – to determine the correct lens power needed to compensate for any vision deficits such as farsightedness
- Focus and Movement – assessing if the eyes move and focus in unison
- Tonometry – Measuring eye pressure to help identify risk of glaucoma
- A visual examination of the cornea, retina, lens, eye lid, surrounding eye tissue can reveal any number of eye-health and general health problems
The health of your eyes says a lot about your overall health. In fact, our doctor can diagnose a number of general health problems through a comprehensive eye exam, including:
- Brain tumors
- Cardiac disease
- High blood pressure
- Multiple sclerosis
- Sickle Cell anemia
Although an eye doctor cannot treat the above disorders, identifying symptoms during an eye exam can lead to earlier detection and successful treatment. When your comprehensive eye exam is complete, our doctor can refer you to a specialist, provide medical resources or fit you for corrective lenses as appropriate.
No one is too young or too old for a comprehensive eye exam. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, or learn more about the benefits of a comprehensive exam, contact our office today.
New Tampa: 813.632.2020
Newport Richey: 727.372.2020