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Routine Vision Examinations


A Routine Vision Exam involves basic eye tests that are no doubt familiar to those who use prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses for the correction of common refractive errors, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is performed to determine the degree to which the length of the eye or distortions in the shape of the cornea and/or other areas of the eye are impairing the vision. Hence the exam primarily consists of a refractive test, where the patient compares lenses of varying strengths and focuses to determine which provides the clearest vision. Using this information, our licensed optician can design eyeglass or contact lenses that will help the eyes focus correctly. Although thorough, a Routine Vision Exam is a relatively quick procedure that lacks the extensive medical testing of a full comprehensive medical eye examination.

A routine vision exam will generally include the following diagnostic tests:

  • Visual Acuity Tests: Using a projected eye chart and lenses of varying intensity, Dr. Segal or Dr. Lay will precisely measure your close and long range visual acuity.
  • Refraction Tests: Determine the exact level of hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), and or astigmatism, as well as the presence of any developing presbyopia.

A routine eye examination is also necessary in order to determine the correct prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Since an individual’s prescription can change over time, it is important to undergo routine vision exams regularly. The frequency of these eye exams will depend on your age and personal medical history, so ask Dr. Segal or Dr. Lay for a schedule that is right for you

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