Comprehensive Eye Exam
When you come to Eye Rx, a comprehensive eye exam is far from your routine eye appointment. It is our team’s priority to ensure your family has the utmost quality of vision care that improves your standard of living.
At your exam, our doctor will screen your eye pressure, visual acuity and pupil dilatation, to name a few tests (see below).
Our staff is highly trained in monitoring potential risks or warning signs that lead to severe, health-altering conditions. After your exam, our team may recommend further testing for the diagnosis of diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.
Specialty Testing to Ensure Your Vision Is Healthier Than Ever
See below for a complete list of the tests that would be covered during your comprehensive eye exam.
- Visual Acuity: Our team first checks the sharpness of your vision, both near and far.
- Color Blindness: Usually performed at your first exam, this test determines if you have any form of color blindness.
- Ocular Motility: We use special equipment to track your eye movement.
- Visual Field: This test measures how full your field of vision is while you are looking straight ahead.
- Refraction: Tell us which is better, 1 or 2? We use a phoropter to determine your eyeglass prescription.
- Auto-Refraction: You may be asked to use an auto-refractor before your refraction. This will estimate your prescription and serve as a starting point for your refraction.
- Depth Perception: This test will determine if you can perceive a three-dimensional object.
- Dilation: To examine the back of the eye, an eye drop is administered to dilate the pupil. The doctor will then be able to see the retina and optic nerve easily.
- Slit Lamp Exam: Using a slit lamp, the doctor can see the cornea, iris and lens of your eye. The doctor can also use an additional lens to evaluate your retina and optic nerve. This exam can help detect cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
- Eye Pressure: Did you know elevated eye pressure may be a sign of glaucoma? We use different techniques to make sure your eye pressure is stable.
Schedule an Eye Appointment
Vision seeming a little off? Contact Eye Rx today to find out why. Submit our online contact request or call one of our offices to schedule comprehensive vision care today! In Chevy Chase, call (301) 841-6776 , or in Washington D.C., call (202) 659-2010. We also welcome walk-in appointments.