Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Examination
During your comprehensive eye examination, your VisionCare Consultants eye doctor will assess the health and function of your eyes and perform various tests of your vision. We recommend a yearly examination as a wise investment in the protection of your eyesight. As part of your examination, your visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) will be measured and a test known as a refraction is conducted to determine your need for an eyeglass prescription.
Tests are performed to determine your visual coordination (muscle control) and focusing ability, and will measure how your eyes work together as well as their ability to change focus.
Your examination in St. Louis will also include a comprehensive evaluation of your eye health to detect diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retina and optic nerve abnormalities. The ocular health evaluation is comprised of measurement of internal eye pressure as well as a thorough examination of the internal and external structures of the eye to detect the presence of eye disease.
Our eye doctor will also inspect the inner structures of your eyes, including the retina and optic nerve.
You may be familiar with dilating eye drops, which cause the iris to open wide, giving the doctor a good view of the internal structures of the eye. The effects of the dilating drops usually begin to subside after a few hours; however, it is wise to bring good sunglasses to help you see in bright sunlight following a dilated eye exam. While your eyes are dilated, close work or reading may be difficult, and sunlight may be bright. Our staff will give you a pair of disposable sunglasses if you forget to bring your own.
After performing these tests your doctor will discuss your results and give you a better understanding of your overall eye health. Options such as glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, eye medications, or eye surgery will be presented. Your doctor will determine if you need to wear corrective lenses. To understand your need for corrective lenses, you need to understand how your eyes work.
The Doctors and Staff of Vision Care Consultants in St. Louis strive to exceed your expectations with the quality of our care, products and services. Most of our new patients tell us, “This is the best and most thorough eye exam I have ever had!”