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Do I need a comprehensive eye exam?

Yes. It is advisable for people of all ages to have regular comprehensive eye exams. Many eye issues can exist without obvious signs or symptoms. Routine exams help doctors identify any problems that may not yet be symptomatic. Early identification, diagnosis, and treatment can help prevent vision loss.

What does a comprehensive eye exam include?

A comprehensive eye exam at VZN Eye Care assesses how your eyes work together as a team while checking for common eye diseases or symptoms that reflect your overall health. The exam includes:
  • Vision Acuity test
  • Eye pressure screening for glaucoma
  • Eye health exam to rule out or identify glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and dry eye
  • Dilation of pupils to examine the retina if deemed necessary
  • Neurological screening
  • Look for signs of other health problems that may be visible in the eyes: high blood pressure, allergies, diabetes, stress, and autoimmune diseases
This series of tests and examinations enables the doctor to determine an appropriate treatment plan. Treatment could include eyeglasses or contact lenses*, eye exercises, surgery, medical treatment, or a simple recommendation to follow up with another exam in a year.

*Contact lenses prescriptions require an additional exam and fitting fee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will a comprehensive eye exam take?
On average, the eye exam takes between 60 to 90 minutes. This will depend on the outcome of the testing that may require dilation.
Why should I get my eyes checked?
Comprehensive eye exams are a key part of your overall preventative health. During a routine exam, eye doctors check your vision to determine prescriptions, examine how your eyes work together, and look for hidden signs or symptoms that could indicate eye disease or point to overall health concerns like high blood pressure or diabetes. Early diagnosis and treatment are always better in the long run.
Is a vision screening the same as a comprehensive eye exam?
No! Vision screenings are basic eye tests that identify individuals who are at risk for vision problems. They may be performed by a school nurse, pediatrician, or driver’s license renewal personnel. The screening may inform you that you need a comprehensive eye exam, but it is not a substitute for one. These individuals are rarely qualified to prescribe corrective lenses.

A comprehensive eye exam, on the other hand, includes vision screening as well as testing your eye health to rule out problems that could lead to vision issues down the road. Only a doctor can properly prescribe individualized treatment like corrective lenses.
Who should have a comprehensive eye exam?
Eye exams are an important part of overall health for everyone. Adults should have their eyes checked to keep prescriptions current and detect early signs of eye disease. Children should have eye exams to ensure their optimal development and detect early signs of vision problems.