Eye Exams by an Expert Eye Care Doctor in Eagle, Idaho
Routine eye exams can help doctors detect vision problems, eye disease and general health problems before symptoms are present. Vision screenings, although a helpful tool in evaluating basic vision issues, are not a substitute for comprehensive eye exams performed by a licensed eye doctor. A yearly eye exam performed by an optometrist at Six One Six Vision Center is one of the most critical preventive and diagnostic steps you can take to preserve your vision and eye health.
Comprehensive Vision Examinations
During a routine eye exam, an eye doctor evaluates your medical history and performs a set of examinations to assess the health of your eyes. The exam will evaluate your eyes and vision utilizing all or most of the following tests:
- Cover test: checks for strabismus, commonly referred to as “lazy eye” or an “eye turn.”
- Refraction: determines your prescription for glasses or contact lenses.
- Vision field test: screens for peripheral vision loss.
- Visual acuity test: analyzes how well you see.
- Color vision test: evaluates for color vision deficiencies.
- Slit-lamp examination: looks at the health of the eye.
Regular eye exams from a qualified eye care doctor do more than just check your vision. They help detect age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, among other health problems.
Exams for Contact Lenses
Wearing contacts requires a contact lens evaluation along with a comprehensive eye exam. We will administer appropriate tests to evaluate your vision with the use of contacts. Evaluating the shape and size of your cornea allows us identify the type of contacts that are ideal for you. Your eye doctor may also perform a tear film test to ensure you produce sufficient tears to wear contacts comfortably. The fit of the contact lens on the eye is evaluated, as well as your vision when wearing the lens. When it has been determined that a specific contact lens is the right lens for you, you will be given a final contact lens prescription.