Vision exams are considered routine eye exams covered by your vision insurance provider. Typically, they include an acuity test, refraction (eye glasses prescription, eye pressure test, external eye assessment, and an evaluation of the back of the eye. Preventative eye exams are important to detect both eye and systemic disease early. Examinations should be completed every 1-2 years for healthy individuals, or more often as recommended by your eye care professional.
what should you expect?
If you are a new patient, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out any required preliminary health information. Once checked in, the doctor or technician will start the preliminary testing, collecting data about your eyes. If you are a contact lens wearer, you will remove your contacts for this portion. Afterwards, you will be guided to an exam room where information can be input into your health record and you exam will begin shortly.
From here your doctor will enter the room and complete your vision exam. Contact lenses would also be evaluated at this point. Dilation drops may or may not be required in accordance with your eye health and visit frequency.
Afterwards you will be directed to an optician who will explain your eyeglasses and/or contact benefits so that you can better understand what is available to you. Pick out glasses or check out to complete your visit!