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What Should A Comprehensive Eye Exam Include?

Regular eye exams are a critical part of our routine health care check ups. We often think that the most important part of an eye exam is the prescription check. While this is indeed important, it should not be the sole purpose of your eye exam, nor should it be the only thing your Optometrist checks. A comprehensive eye exam should include multiple tests. The College of Optometrists, who regulate the profession, indicate that a comprehensive eye exam should include a test of your acuity, your binocular vision status, your pupils, your glasses prescription, your intraocular pressure and your ocular health status. All of these elements are important to rule out any ocular disease. An acuity t

Dilation - The Word We All Hate But Can Save Our Life

We often think that the main purpose of our visit to our optometrist is to get an updated prescription for glasses. It could be that our current pair of glasses are broken, or are no longer working for us. While getting an updating your glasses prescription is an important reason to see an optometrist, even more critical is to have regular examinations to ensure that your eyes are healthy. In a comprehensive eye exam, your optometrist will recommend putting dilating drops in you eyes. Dilating drops make the pupil of your eye big so we can take a look all the way to the back of the eye where the retina lies. The retina is the tissue at the back of the eye that allows you to see. Also back th

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