Comprehensive Eye Exam
During a comprehensive exam, Dr. Tran will not only evaluate the quality of your vision, but also the health of the whole eye.
A comprehensive eye exam can provide early detection of other health problems including glaucoma, diabetes, vascular diseases and many others.
Our comprehensive exam involves:
1. Checking your prescription:
- Refraction exam: This is the determination of your eyeglass prescription. We will then determine a plan to help you see more clearly and comfortably.
2. Checking your eye health:
- Dr. Tran will examine the eyelids, eyelashes, and the anterior portion of your eye, including the conjunctiva, cornea and iris.
3. Checking for glaucoma:
- Applanation tomometry exam.
- Dr. Tran will measure the internal pressure of your eye using state of the art instruments. This is one of the tests that will determine if you have glaucoma.
4. Checking eye for damage:
- Dilation of your pupils: This involves the use of eye drops that will enlarge your pupils. While these drops do not hurt, they can create blurred close vision for reading and a greater than normal sensitivity to bright light. Both of these side effects will last for 3 – 6 hours depending on your sensitivity to the medication and your eye color. You should remember to bring your own sunglasses, but if you do forget we will supply a disposable pair for you to wear home.
- Checking your peripheral vision: This will test your peripheral, or side, vision. Dr. Tran will test to see if you have any early warning signs for disease.