Comprehensive Eye Exams
A Happier, Healthier You
Getting your eyes checked regularly is an important part of maintaining healthy and clear vision for the future.
Each of our patients are eligible for this personalized service. Schedule yours today, and we promise you’ll leave our clinic well-informed and confident that your health is in the best of hands.
What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
Unlike a basic eye check-up, a comprehensive eye exam involves a thorough, detailed examination of your eyes and visual abilities. During the exam, our doctors will ask you about any elements that can affect your vision, including your medical history, family history of any diseases or health issues, medications you may be currently taking, hospital visits, and your personal lifestyle.
Our comprehensive eye exam includes many tests to assess your overall ocular health. At Bateh Eye Care in Jacksonville, FL, we have state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology that allows us to provide you with the best quality of care that you and your family deserve.
There are two important parts of the comprehensive eye exam: checking the front part of the eye with the slit lamp and vision with the refraction test, and checking the health of the back part of the eye, the retina, with dilation.
The refraction test is a basic eye test that allows the doctor to determine what prescription you may need. The doctor will then instill a drop in your eyes to dilate them for a better view of the health of your retina. Dilating your eyes can screen for various diseases such as strokes, diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, and tumors.
Our doctors will perform any of the following tests based on your specific needs:
Visual Field Test
The visual field test is a way of measuring your entire scope of vision, including your central and peripheral vision.
A dysfunction in your peripheral and central vision can be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumors, pituitary diseases, or other neurological deficits.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is basically a CT scan for your eye. It checks each layer of your retina and optic nerve for any diseases. The scan will use a light laser to produce a specifically detailed and colored image of your retina for our doctors to analyze. This scan is painless, non-invasive, and does not involve any radiation.
Eye Pressure Test
Tonometry is the procedure of determining the intraocular pressure (IOP) inside the eye. The procedure involves instilling a drop to numb the eye while a doctor uses a small device to gently touch the eye and check the level of pressure. High levels of pressure can indicate eye diseases such as Glaucoma, making the eye pressure test an important and essential part of any comprehensive eye exam.
Visual Acuity Test
The ability to see images in front of you and keep them clear is termed your Visual Acuity. The doctor or technician will ask you to read the lowest line of letters on the eye chart in front of you, and the smallest lines that you are able to read clearly s your visual acuity.
A basic part of the eye exam is the refraction test that helps the doctor determine the prescription you may need. nearsightedness and farsightedness are two common types of refraction problems that can be easily fixed with the refraction test and a proper prescription. A computerized machine is first used to compute your objective prescription, then the doctor will use the Phoropter to refine that prescription to give you the clearest results.
Digital Retinal Imaging
The doctor is able check the health of your retina through digital retinal imaging technology using a special digital camera that takes a picture of the back of your eye (the retina). This image is then stored electronically to continue to monitor your retinal health. The retina is a vital part of your visual system as it helps focus light that enters your eye and then sends information to your brain for processing and seeing.
Color Vision Test
A color vision test allows the doctor to determine your ability to distinguish various colors. The test usually is done with an Ishihara booklet containing various plates with round circles and dots that form a number or shape. People with a color deficit or color blindness will have difficulty seeing the number or shape within the colored plates.
Binocular Vision Test
Binocular vision is what allows us to use both eyes at the same time to see one clear image. Our doctor will perform various tests throughout the eye exam to determine if your eyes are working together as a team to provide you with clear, comfortable, and single vision.