Comprehensive Eye Exam

Roy Hyman, OD

Optometry located in Louisville, KY

There’s a big difference between a vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam, and the latter should be part of a preventive health care routine for every member of your family. At the practice of experienced optometrist, Roy Hyman, OD, in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Hyman takes the time to thoroughly examine your eyes and talk to you about your health history. For optimal eye health and vision needs, Dr. Hyman recommends annual comprehensive eye exams for each family member. He promptly examines and treats eye injuries as well. Call to schedule your eye exam today or book online.

Comprehensive Eye Exam Q & A

What can I expect during a comprehensive eye exam?

There are several standard tests that take place during an annual comprehensive eye exam, although your individual symptoms, health history, and overall health determine if you receive additional vision testing. Typically, if you don't have any pressing concerns, your eye exam includes:

  • Discussing your vision and health history
  • A visual acuity test to determine how clearly you see with each eye
  • Evaluation of depth perception
  • Eye muscle movement tests
  • Color vision test
  • Peripheral vision test
  • Testing to see how your pupils respond to light
  • Refraction test to determine your eyeglass prescription

Dr. Hyman may also measure the curvature of your eye, especially if you are getting contact lenses. He may test how quickly your eyes can change focus at various distances and conduct other tests to rule out potential eye-health or vision problems. He discusses his findings with you and recommends a treatment plan based on your needs, such as new glasses or a different type of contact lens, to help you see as clearly as possible. 

Why should I have a yearly eye exam?

Comprehensive eye exams are the best way to prevent conditions, identify issues early, and have opportunities to treat or prevent their progression. Many eye problems progress with age and don’t have immediately noticeable symptoms. During your eye exam, Dr. Hyman can detect the earliest signs of complications with your eye health and your vision so you can take preventive or corrective action.

At what age should my children have an eye exam?

The American Optometric Association recommends that children undergo their first comprehensive eye exam sometime when they are 3-5 years old. Of course, if they’re at risk for an eye problem or your pediatrician notices something during a health checkup, you should schedule a comprehensive eye exam earlier than age three. Once your child undergoes a professional vision and eye health evaluation, Dr. Hyman recommends an exam schedule that suits their needs. 

If your child suffers an eye injury, schedule an eye exam immediately so Dr. Hyman can evaluate the injury and prescribe effective treatment. Getting prompt treatment for an eye injury can prevent future eye-health and vision problems. 

When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Call the friendly office team today to schedule an exam for everyone in your family, or use the convenient online booking tool.