Comprehensive Eye Exams at Spectrum Eye

Spectrum doctors use a wide variety of tests and procedures to examine your eyes. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests using the latest equipment and technology.

A comprehensive eye exam can take 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the number and complexity of tests required to fully evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes. We do our best to stay on time, but emergencies and unexpected needs of other patients may put us behind schedule. We will do our best to keep you informed, and to make your visit as quick and efficient as possible. However, please plan an appropriate amount of time for your visit so that we can do a thorough exam and address your questions and concerns.

Nurse and patient in an eye exam

Here are the eye and vision tests that you are likely to encounter during a routine comprehensive eye exam:

  • Visual Acuity Tests
  • Color Blindness Tests
  • Cover Test
  • Retinoscopy
  • Auto Refraction
  • Manual Refraction
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Slit Lamp Exam
  • Pressure Test
  • Dilation
  • Visual Field Test
  • OCT
  • Retinal Photo

Importance of Annual Eye Exams

Your yearly visit to an eye doctor is important not to neglect. Many eye conditions don’t often show any early warning signs, and they can lead to vision loss. Here are a few reasons why you should schedule an eye exam, especially if you’ve waited longer than a year. 

Our Eyes Change Over Time

Adults should always keep up with routine eye exams because it’s not uncommon for vision to worsen as they age. Having the necessary correction, either with contact lenses or eyeglasses is imperative. Older adults often have more difficulty seeing at night, so testing your vision helps keep you safe as well.

Getting Fitted For Your Glasses And Contacts

One important aspect of an eye exam is that an eye doctor can properly fit you with updated lenses. If your glasses or contacts are not up to date, you could experience a lack of clear vision or eye strain. It is best to see an optometry or ophthalmology expert for an eye exam to make sure these or other issues do not occur.

Screening For Potential Eye Diseases

Senior woman taking an eyesight test examination at an optician clinic

A yearly visit to the eye doctor is necessary to check your vision, but it’s also for good eye health. Comprehensive eye exams can check for eye conditions that could lead to vision loss or even blindness. It’s important to realize that some diseases, such as glaucoma, often have no early warning signs. Only trained eye doctors can identify these conditions. Here are some other common things we check for:

  • Cataracts
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy (damage to blood vessels)

Eye Exams Can Give More Information About Overall Health

There is a reason why they call the eyes the window to the soul. An eye doctor can get a closer look at the blood vessels, and it can reveal if you have early warning signs for diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. Knowing this information can help you take action to improve your health.

Occupational Eye Exams

Spectrum Eye Physicians work with several big companies in the bay area to provide eye exams required by technical and professional workers. 

Ask us how we can help your company meet its professional eye care requirements. 

Contact Spectrum Eye Physicians Today!

Schedule your appointment online or call us at 408-884-2215. No matter which of our locations you visit, you will receive the latest in eye care technology from friendly eye doctors and staff committed to serving you.

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