Optometrists located in Ypsilanti, MI
It’s important to schedule regular eye exams with your eye doctor to catch any early signs of disease. At Ypsilanti Vision, Tiffany Zair-Yalda, OD, and the team offer comprehensive eye exams to people living in or around Ypsilanti, Michigan. If you’ve noticed changes in your vision or simply want to get a full assessment of your ocular health, get in touch with the office today by phone or book an appointment online.
Comprehensive Eye Exams Q & A
What is a comprehensive eye exam?
A comprehensive eye exam involves a series of tests that monitor the status of your vision. Some of these tests might cause your eyes to be sensitive for a few hours following the exam.
Just like with a primary care check-up, you should come prepared with any medical history you feel is relevant to your ocular health. Based on your overall health, family, and personal history, the team at Ypsilanti Vision can recommend proper treatment.
The team at Ypsilanti Vision recommends that you schedule regular eye exams. Once you’ve had your initial consultation, they can let you know how often you should come in for an eye exam.
What should I expect during a comprehensive eye exam?
The primary purpose of a comprehensive eye exam is to identify any issues with the functionality and sensory abilities of your eyes.
During your exam, your provider asks you to read an eye chart, which includes a series of letters that go from large to small. This is an integral component of a visual acuity test, which determines your need for glasses or contact lenses.
Your provider also evaluates your pupils. They shine a bright light directly into your eye that forces your pupil to constrict. They also test your:
- Peripheral vision
- Ability to track moving objects
- Eye movement
- Eye pressure through a tonometry test
The majority of tests are performed using a slit lamp, which illuminates and magnifies your eyelids, lens, iris, and cornea so your optometrist can get a clear and precise picture.
What are some common eye conditions?
During your eye exam, the team at Ypsilanti Vision can screen for any of the following conditions:
- Diabetic eye
- Macular degeneration
- Optic nerve disorders
- Refractive errors
- Retinal disorders
If the team notices any signs of these conditions, they can treat them in their early stages before it becomes serious.
The first step to good eye health is preventive screenings. Schedule your comprehensive eye exam at Ypsilanti Vision by calling the office or booking online today.