Your routine eye examination will consist of three parts.
- The first part of the eye examinations is pre-testing. In this part of the exam, the technicians will ask you questions about your health, your family medical history, and your specific eye health. They will also perform a few tests to get vital information for the doctor to review. This will likely include a photo of your retina.
- The second part of the examination will be the health aspect. During this part of the exam, your doctor will examine the structures of the eye for diseases or complications. This includes cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.
- Lastly, the doctor will check your refractive error. This part of the exam is where the doctor will determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. You may need to follow-up with the doctor to finalize your contact prescription if changes are made or you are new to contact lenses.