Optical Masters along with the Amercian Optometric Association recommends that, you have an eye exam at least every two years, or more frequently if recommended by one of our Optical Masters eye doctors. With more than 100 different ways to test your eyes are working correctly, our doctors select the tests most appropriate for you. The eye exam not only provides an accurate assessment of your ability to see, but also gauges the general health of your eyes – and can result in early identification of other eye problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
What to Expect at Your Optical Masters Denver Eye Exam
After a friendly ‘Hello’ and ‘My name is’, you should find yourself in the chair of the exam room with your optometrist asking questions to establish reasons for your visit and what symptoms you may be experiencing with your eyes. An inquiry into your general health, medications taken, family health and eye history is quite normal and essential as many factors can affect your eyes. Your prescription will then be determined after the data from the eye exam has been entered into the computerized testing unit also known as a Phoropter. You will find yourself looking at a succession of test charts through various lenses placed into the unit. Your optometrist will ask questions about the charts, which will determine whether you are far-sighted, near-sighted, astigmatic, presbyopic, or a combination of these. The equipment also enables us to check your eye muscles, so tests which tell us if the two eyes are working together can be done. Furthermore, your close-up vision will be assessed to ensure that no prescription is required when you are on the computer or reading a book.
Using an ophthalmoscope and perhaps a microscope, your eye health will then be assessed all the way from front to back.
Extra tests like Depth Perception, Color Vision, Visual Fields and Eye Pressures may be required and your optometrist will inform you if this is necessary. The most common extra tests are eye pressures and visual fields.
At the end of the eye exam and consultation your optometrist will discuss your sight and eye health with you as well as all the options available if treatment is required. Please feel free to ask your optometrist anything, as it is our aim that you leave feeling reassured and happy.