Comprehensive Eye Exams Conducted by Experienced Eyecare Specialists
At Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates we take pride in our complete capabilities, including our comprehensive eye exam services. During your comprehensive eye exam, one of our skilled physicians does far more than determine whether you need an eyeglass or contact lens prescription. Your MCOA doctor also checks your eyes for common diseases, assesses how your eyes work together as a team and evaluates your eyes as indicator of your overall health.
Offering eye exams for every age.
Routine eye exams are important — regardless of your age or physical health. Whether you’ve seen an eyecare specialist before, or you’re new to eye exams, it’s important to have your eyes examined every one to two years, even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms of an eye problem. Our experienced team offers eyecare for all ages, including pediatric services, to ensure every eyecare need is met for you and your family.
We can detect a wide variety of issues with a comprehensive eye evaluation.
A thorough exam is the first step to healthier eyes. At your eye exam, you’ll meet with one of our experienced eyecare specialists who will be able to detect common eye issues, such as:
- Refractive error
- Eye teaming problems
- Focusing problems
- Eye diseases
- Other diseases
- Age-related conditions
If an issue with your eyes is detected, your doctor will thoroughly explain your condition and address any questions or concerns you may have. We’ll also work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that fits your needs.
Your eye exam is the first step toward healthier eyes.
At your appointment, your doctor will first review your medical and vision history. Based on your history, a series of different exams may be conducted to evaluate the health of your eyes and your vision. A few common tests include:
- Eye muscle movement test – evaluates the alignment of your eyes
- Cover test – tests how each eye moves individually
- External exam and pupillary reaction – checks your pupils’ reaction to light and objects at a close distance
- Visual acuity test – evaluates the sharpness of your vision by reading letters on a chart
- Retinoscopy – measures the refractive error of your eyes by shining a light into the eye
- Refraction testing – determines your exact lens prescription by flipping back and forth between lenses
- Slit lamp (biomicroscope) – magnifies and lights up the front of the eye to detect eye diseases and disorders
- Retinal examination (ophthalmoscopy) – examines the backs of your eyes using an ophthalmoscope
- Glaucoma testing – tests the fluid pressure inside your eyes
- Pachymetry – uses an ultrasound to measure corneal thickness
- Pupil dilation (enlargement) – enlarging the pupils helps to examine the inside of your eyes
- Visual field test (perimetry) – maps your visual field (the area you can see in front of you without moving your eyes)