Comprehensive Eye Exams Specialist

Insight Eye Care

Optometrists located in Williamsville, NY & Lockport, NY

At Insight Eye Care in Williamsville and Lockport, New York, comprehensive eye exams are a central part of the practice. These eye health screenings serve an important preventive role, and also help identify areas where improvements can be made to enhance your vision or eye health. If you’re overdue for a comprehensive eye exam, schedule an appointment today. You can book your visit online or by phone.

Comprehensive Eye Exam

What is a comprehensive eye exam?

Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of your overall health and wellness care. If you’re in good health and have no vision issues, you may need a comprehensive eye exam only every 5-10 years during your 20s and 30s, then every 2-4 years between the ages of 40-54.

From the age of 55 and beyond, you’ll need to come in for an eye exam every year or two. Your risk of eye conditions increases as you age, and more frequent exams ensure that problems are identified in the earliest stages when treatment can be more effective.

What happens during a comprehensive eye exam?

The first, and arguably the most important, part of your exam involves an in-depth discussion of your personal and family health history. Numerous medical conditions can have direct or indirect effects on your eye health. You should be prepared to share the details of your lifestyle, any prescriptions, or supplements.

Refraction gives your optometrist additional insight into your vision, and identifies areas where corrections can be made. At Insight Eye Care, refraction is performed using a state-of-the-art digital refractor. This technology improves accuracy and delivers a precise assessment of your vision, which translates to better prescription lenses that can correct your specific vision impairments.

An examination of your retina is also an important part of a comprehensive eye exam. Your optometrist carefully checks for refractive errors. Here again, the latest technology enhances this diagnostic approach.

Insight Eye Care offers both dilated and undilated screening options. It’s now possible to gather imaging without using dilating eye drops. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides high-resolution two- or three-dimensional images. This approach is sometimes referred to as an MRI of the eye

Slit lamp testing allows your specialist to examine both the internal and external portions of your eyes under magnification. Tonometry is a type of testing that measures the pressure within your eyes, and helps screen for glaucoma.

What other screenings are available during eye exams?

Your doctor can suggest additional screening options based on your eye health history and the results of your eye exam. Some available options include:

  • Biomicroscope exam to check for infection
  • Pupil response exam to search for neurological problems or retinal disease
  • Extraocular exam to ensure both eyes are working in coordination
  • Confrontational visual field-testing to look for signs of a stroke or limited field of vision

These are just some of the additional screening options that can help you achieve the best possible eye health. To learn more, schedule a comprehensive eye exam today using the easy online tool or by phone.