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Basic Eye Examination
Look after your Eyes..
An eye exam helps detect eye problems at their earliest stage — when they're most treatable. Regular eye exams give your eye care professional a chance to help you correct or adapt to vision changes and provide you with tips on caring for your eyes. Aside from sleeping, you use your eyesight for nearly every activity you do, from reading to driving to surfing the Internet. And because your eyesight plays such an important role in your daily life, you need to protect your eye health. You can achieve that goal by making regular appointments at your optometrist’s office. At an eye appointment, you can expect to undergo several basic tests. Learn about the most common eye tests so you know what to expect at your next optometrist visit.
A Basic Eye Examination.
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Selecting the appropriate examination.
Not all examinations need be carried out on every patient: examination should be based on the history, the possible diagnoses and, therefore, the signs you are looking for. A refraction test helps determine the extent of a patient's refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism), as well as the proper prescription for glasses and contact lenses. A small handheld instrument called a retinoscope is used to examine light refraction of the eye. If you have a health condition like high blood pressure, work in a job that requires you to use your eyes a lot, or take drugs that can affect eyesight, you may need more frequent exams.
Six Eye Tests In A Basic Eye Exam
This test is probably what you think of when you picture yourself at the eye doctor. Using one eye at a time, you’ll read letters from a sign that is positioned a specific distance away from you. Your optometrist uses your responses to determine how each eye’s vision level compares to standard 20/20 vision.
A retinoscopy allows the optometrist to approximate your optimal lens prescription. As you gaze through the phoropter, the eye doctor flips different lenses in front of your eyes. You focus on a prominent object in front of you (often the “E” on the top row of an eye chart). The optometrist shines a light into your eyes and watches how the light affects your eyes with different lenses.
Throughout the test you see a series of lens pairs. The optometrist repeatedly asks you which of two lens options lets you see more clearly. Based on your answers, the optometrist determines whether your eyes are nearsighted, farsighted, or affected by astigmatism. This test may also show that you don’t need prescription vision correction.
This test measures the shape and curve of the outside of the eye, known as the cornea. The cornea’s shape affects how your light perceives and reflects light. Some people have corneas with steep or elongated curves, which results in a condition known as astigmatism. Optometrists use keratometry tests to detect astigmatism.
While people tend to focus on whatever our eyes look directly at, we can also see objects on the sides of our field of vision. This viewing area is known as our peripheral vision. Visual field tests evaluate our peripheral vision. Several types of peripheral visual field tests exist depending on the sensitivity of your vision. Visual field tests are used to detect blind spots (scotomas), which could be a sign of eye diseases. The size and shape of a scotoma offer important clues about the presence and severity of diseases of the eye, optic nerve and visual structures in the brain. Many eye and brain disorders can cause peripheral vision loss and other visual field abnormalities.
An intraocular pressure test measures the force or pressure created by the fluid in your eyes. An abnormal level of eye pressure can be a warning sign of glaucoma. Your optometrist may perform a manual intraocular pressure measurement as well to get a more precise reading. This test uses special instruments that gently touch your eye to measure the internal pressure. Before the test, the optometrist will apply anesthetic eye drops to ensure you don’t feel the instruments during the test.
Summary : These descriptions of common eye tests should make it clear that eye exams are simple and painless. Make regular visits to a local eye doctor so your eyes can receive these important tests. If your optometrist performs additional tests at your appointment, ask him or her to explain them.
Examination frequency for the Kids.
Children considered to be at risk for the development of eye and vision problems may need additional testing or more frequent re-evaluation. Factors placing an infant, toddler, or child at significant risk for visual impairment include :
- Prematurity, Low birth weight, Oxygen at birth, grade III or IV Intraventricular hemorrhage.
- Family history of retinoblastoma, congenital cataracts, or metabolic or genetic disease.
- Infection of mother during pregnancy (e.g., rubella, toxoplasmosis, venereal disease, herpes, cytomegalovirus, or AIDS)
- Difficult or assisted labor, which may be associated with fetal distress or low Apgar scores
- High refractive error | Strabismus | Anisometropia
- Known or suspected central nervous system dysfunction evidenced by developmental delay,
cerebral palsy, dysmorphic features, seizures, or hydrocephalus.
Examination frequency for the Adults.
Adults are considered to be at risk for the development of eye and vision problems may need additional testing for:
- With Diabetes, Hypertension, or a family history of ocular disease (e.g., glaucoma, macular degeneration).
- Working in Occupations that are highly demanding Visually or Eye hazardous.
- Taking prescription or non-prescription drugs with ocular side effects.
- Wearing Contact lenses or who have had Eye surgery.
- With other Health concerns or conditions.
Why is it so important for people to have regular eye examinations ?
An eye examination should be part of everyone’s normal health routine, looking after your eyes is as important as looking after the rest of your body. An eye examination is an important part of looking after your eyes, but it’s more than a simple test of your sight. Your optometrist is able to check your eye health and other general health issues during an eye examination and give advice. Most people should have their eyes examined every two years; however you may need to have an examination more often depending on your age and medical history.
Are there any at risk groups where the advice is different? If so, who, and what is the advice ?
Yes there are. If you are over 40 years old or at particular risk of developing an eye condition such as glaucoma then it is particularly important to have regular eye examinations at least every two years. People who are at particular risk of developing glaucoma are people who are of African-Caribbean or South Asian origin or people who have a close family member with the condition. If you are in one of these groups then your optometrist will recommend how regularly you need to have eye examinations. Of course, if you have any problems with your eyes, or notice any changes in your sight, then you should see your optometrist too.
What do eye examinations detect, other than issues with sight ?
Your eyesight may change very gradually over time, and you may not even know that, An eye examination can detect early signs of potentially serious eye conditions and your eye doctor will also perform several tests during the eye examination that will rule out eye disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts or retinal problems.Comprehensive eye exams are recommended once every two years for optimum eye health and overall wellness.
What can people expect at an eye examination ?
If you are experiencing problems with your eyes or vision your optometrist will need to know what symptoms you have, how long you have had them and whether any changes have happened suddenly or slowly over a period of time. They will also ask you about your general health and whether you have previously used glasses or contact lenses. They may also ask you what kind of work you do and whether you play sports or have any hobbies. Your optometrist will examine both the outside and inside of your eyes. This will allow the optometrist to assess the health of your eyes and may identify any other underlying medical problems.
What process occurs after an eye test if people need glasses or cosmetic lenses ?
You can discuss the best form of vision correction to suit your individual lifestyle and visual needs with your optometrist or dispensing optician. If you wish to have spectacles, then the optometrist or dispensing optician will advise you on the best type of frame for your needs and prescriptionAs part of continuing care and service your optometrist will be happy to adjust or make minor repairs to your glasses where possible. If you don’t want to wear glasses, contact lenses may be an option, either to wear on a regular or occasional basis. If you would like to try contact lenses, your optometrist will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages with you, and fit you with these. If you wish to be fitted with contact lenses you may need to return to the practice for a separate appointment to be fitted with them, as well as to be taught how to handle and look after them.
What considerations do people need to make in terms of getting the right glasses for their needs/lifestyles ?
As part of the dispensing process, your optometrist or dispensing optician will advise you about the most appropriate frame for you. The frame needs to be suitable for your prescription and type of spectacle lens that you choose, as well as being comfortable andfitting your face well. Other things to consider are whether you need special glasses for playingsport or whether you would like to have prescription sunglasses.
Advice : In almost everything we do, we need to think about eye care. They are, after all, the only pair we’ve got. Whether you are driving, working at a computer or simply sun-bathing, it is so easy to take them for granted.