Comprehensive Eye Exam
Comprehensive Eye Exam
Comprehensive Eye Exam, West Hartford, CT
At SIGHT, we provide quality eye health and vision care in West Hartford, CT. During a comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctor will assess your visual acuity, look for signs of eye diseases and other health issues, and determine how well your eyes work together.
What can you expect during a comprehensive eye exam?
Vision testing is just one part of a comprehensive eye exam. By utilizing the latest diagnostic technology, we can detect early signs of eye diseases and other medical conditions before noticeable symptoms appear. While tests will vary depending on your eye health and risk factors, comprehensive eye exams generally include the following:
- Assessment of visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) and determining your correct eyeglass prescription.
- Eye pressure measurement to help screen for glaucoma.
- Visual field test to determine if you have blind spots or peripheral vision issues.
- Cover test to identify crossed eyes or binocular vision problems.
- Slit lamp exam to detect diseases and conditions affecting the front of the eye.
- Dilated eye exam to monitor the health of the retina and optic nerve.
A comprehensive eye exam at SIGHT can take up to an hour, depending on the number and complexity of tests required. All the tests in a comprehensive eye exam are painless, and your doctor will clearly explain each test before performing them.
What are the benefits of a comprehensive eye exam?
Regular comprehensive eye exams are an essential part of maintaining good eye health. Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, have no early symptoms. During a comprehensive eye exam at our office in West Hartford, we can detect these diseases in their early stages when treatment is most effective. We can also help identify vision problems that may be affecting your quality of life, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
If you wear contact lenses or glasses, we will make sure your prescription is up-to-date and providing you with the best possible vision correction. Additionally, your eyes can reveal a lot about your overall health. For example, our eye doctor can spot early signs of systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
If the eye doctor finds any issues during the exam, they will work with you to develop a treatment plan customized to your specific needs. We will prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses if you need them to see clearly. We also evaluate and treat trauma-related injuries and emergencies, such as removing foreign bodies from the eye.
Vision Therapy Assessment and Treatment
Good vision requires that your eyesight, visual pathways, and brain work well together. If they don’t, you may have trouble with comprehension, attention, or dizziness, even if you have 20/20 vision. Adult patients can have lasting effects from an underdeveloped visual system or a visual system that has been compromised from an acute event like a concussion or stroke. At our Farmington Multispecialty Center, we offer vision therapy assessments and customized treatment programs to help you develop visual skills, increase visual performance and efficiency, and improve how you process or interpret visual information.
Occupational therapy assessment and treatment
An underdeveloped or acutely compromised sensory system impacts how your body receives, integrates, and processes sensory information. Adult patients may experience sensitivity to noise and sound, a feeling of discomfort in large active settings like a shopping mall, distractions at work from background noise or flickering lights, and/or sensitivity to movement.
For patients who may have an issue with their visual or sensory systems, we can conduct in-depth testing to diagnose the problem and provide occupational therapy treatment at our Farmington Multispecialty Center.
Schedule your comprehensive eye exam at SIGHT
At SIGHT, we provide our patients with the highest quality eye care. If you are due for a comprehensive eye exam, schedule an appointment at our eye care center in West Hartford, CT, today. Our team is here to help you achieve optimal eye health and clear vision for years to come.