Diagnostic Procedures: Eye & Vision Examination

The goals of a comprehensive vision examination are to evaluate the functional status of the eyes and vision system; assess ocular health and related systemic conditions and counsel and educate the patient regarding visual, ocular and related systemic health status.

The eye and vision examination may include but is not limited to:

  1. Visual acuity determination or the ability to see detail clearly at distance and at near.
  2. Preliminary testing including tests to determine visual function, eye health and related systemic health status.
  3. Refraction to determine the lens correction needed to provide optimal visual acuity for all viewing distances. Early detection and intervention are particularly important in children because of the rapid development of the visual system and the sensitivity to interference.
  4. Eye Motilities and alignment, binocular vision and accommodation all refer to the ability of the eyes to align, focus and maintain single vision with various activities.
  5. Ocular health assessment and systemic health screening components of which include:
    • Examination of the anterior or front structures of the eye,
    • Measurement of the intraocular pressures,
    • Evaluation of the eye lens,
    • Evaluation of the retina,
    • Visual field examination,
    • Colour vision

The comprehensive eye and vision examination is an important element in the evaluation of a patient's overall health status. Its nature enables assessment of the patient's eye, vision and related health care needs.

Contact us to make an appointment for your next eye and vision examination.

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