Comprehensive Eye Exams
Come ready for your next eye exam at Optics
With routine eye exams being proven to provide early detection of eye diseases and disorders of the visual system, we strongly encourage everyone, regardless of age, to receive a comprehensive eye examination once a year. Without yearly eye exams even infants, toddlers, and children can go undiagnosed with vision related issues that may effect their daily activities, performance in school, or sporting activities. During your eye exam at Optics of Scottsdale, our optometrist verifies your prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses, and examines your eyes for any eye diseases and disorders of the entire visual system. The health of your eyes can also correlate to your overall systemic health. During your eye exam, our eye doctor will detect, evaluate, and inform you if there are any correlating eye issues that could be related to your overall systemic health.
What to Expect During Your Eye Exam at Our Optics Practice?
A comprehensive eye exam includes a variety of tests to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests can range from simple ones that measure your depth perception to more complex tests that take digital images of various structures inside your eyes. Some of the tests may include:
External and Internal Eye Health Exam. These tests utilize specialized instruments called a slit lamp biomicroscope, binocular indirect ophthalmoscope, and condensing lenses to fully evaluate the external and internal structures of the eyes.
Refraction. This test determines your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. In addition to listening and paying careful attention to understand how your eyes are used in your everyday routines, several precise measurements are performed to properly determine the prescription that will work the best for you. A computerized autorefractor, phoropter, and retinoscope are some of the specialized instruments used to assist in gathering precise measurements.
Binocular Vision Testing. To determine how well your eyes are working together, these tests will carefully evaluate how well you control your focusing, how your eye muscles are working with one another, and your level of depth perception. Any results of these tests outside the normal ranges can produce eye strain, cause one eye to work harder than the other, or cause uncomfortable vision during visual tasks.
Tonometry. Even though this test is performed easily by utilizing a small puff of air, it is extremely important in the overall determination of glaucoma. This test measures the intraocular pressure which is the pressure inside your eye.
Digital Retinal Imaging. This test utilizes a highly sophisticated instrument that captures a digital image of the retina and associated structures inside your eye. This test is proven to and allows the opportunity to identify potential eye health related problems much earlier.
Visual Field Testing. This test can produce extremely detailed results by determining how well you can see light at a certain level of intensity throughout various points of your visual field. The results of the test can either rule out or help diagnose neurological disorders of the visual pathway.
Maintain Yearly Eye Exams
Your eye exam at Optics is unique to you and you alone. We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen and pay careful attention through each step of your eye exam to care for your individual eye care needs. Over time, your overall health may change. Scheduling an eye exam on a routine basis with an eye doctor will help allow for early detection of changes that may effect your vision and eye health as a result of changes in your overall health. Without routine eye exams, the changes in vision and eye health may go unnoticed until it is too late.
Visiting our Optics eye doctor regularly is the only reliable way to maintain healthy sight and possibly prevent mild to serious eye diseases. For all ages, beginning with school age children, getting into a routine of yearly eye exams with your eye doctor should be part of your overall health maintenance. In some instances, your eye doctor will need to see you more often if you currently have an eye disease, are at risk for certain systemic conditions such as diabetes, or are approaching stages in life that put you at risk for an age related eye disease.
Please call (480) 991-0509 to schedule your appointment with Optics today!
Optics of Scottsdale
20301 N. Hayden Road | Suite 100 | Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: (480) 991-0509 | Fax: (480) 419-9515
Hours of Operation
Mon - Thu: 9am - 6pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
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