Your Eye Exam
You may be surprised to learn that a comprehensive eye exam involves more than reading letters and numbers on an eye chart. Don’t worry—this type of eye exam is NOT "invasive", and you will be perfectly comfortable throughout the consultation.
Your doctor may be assisted by a trained technician during your consultation. To perform some of the tests, the doctor will need to examine the eyes’ internal structures. You will be given eye drops that dilate (enlarge) the pupils of your eyes so the doctor can see inside.
Your medical and vision history will be reviewed with you, and tests will be performed to determine some or all of the following:
How long will my eye exam take?
It takes time to gather this information. You should allow at least 30 to 60 minutes for your appointment.
If your eyes are dilated, they will still be more sensitive to light than usual when you leave the office after your eye exam. It’s a good idea to bring sunglasses (and perhaps another driver) with you.