Eye Exams

Meyer Eyecare sees patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, for regular eye exams.

It is recommended that you have an eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age and eye health. Eye exams are an important part of preventive health care, as many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss.

A comprehensive eye examination at Meyer Eyecare may include the following:

  • Patient History– A patient history will help determine any symptoms the individual is experiencing, when they began, the presence of any general health problems, medications taken and occupational or environmental conditions that may be affecting vision (such as extensive computer work).
  • Visual Acuity– Visual acuity measurements evaluate how clearly each eye is seeing. You will be asked to read letters on distant and near reading charts.
  • Preliminary Tests– These may include evaluation of aspects such as depth perception, color vision, eye muscle movements, peripheral vision, and the way your pupils respond to light. A test is also done which can help in the detection of glaucoma.
  • Keratometry– This test measures the curvature of the cornea (the clear outer surface of the eye) by focusing a circle of light on the cornea and measuring its reflection. This measurement is particularly critical in determining the proper fit for contact lenses.
  • Refraction– Refraction is conducted to determine the appropriate lens power needed to compensate for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
  • Eye Focusing and Movement Testing– These tests help determine how well the eyes focus, move, and work together.
  • Eye Health Evaluation– External examination of the eye includes evaluation of the cornea, eyelids, conjunctiva, and surrounding eye tissue using bright light and magnification. Evaluation of the lens, retina and posterior section of the eye may be done through a dilated pupil to provide a better view of the internal structures of the eye or using Optomap. Tonometry measures the pressure of the eye.

To schedule an eye exam, please call (708)388-1228.