Problem Oriented Form
Eye Health Glossary
Contact Lens Care Guide
What can I expect?
Your eye assessment should be complete, including:
- An examination of the interior and exterior of your eye. The doctor will check for signs of eye disease or general health problems, such as diabetes or hardening of the arteries that may show up initially in the eyes. Adults will be checked for eye pressure and field of vision to help diagnose glaucoma.
- A test of your visual acuity or ability to see sharply and clearly at near and far distances. Various tests can be used to determine the visual acuity of infants, children, and adults. They do not, however, test for important functions of sight, such as depth perception or color blindness.
- Tests to determine the presence of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, depth perception problems, and, in people over age 40, presbyopia (an age-related condition affecting reading vision).
- A test determining eye coordination and eye muscle function. This confirms that the eyes are working properly together.
- A test of the ability to change focus easily from near to far, and then far to near.
The results will give Eye to Eye professional information about your overall eye health, your sight, and what prescription you will need to correct your vision.