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A 48-year-old member asked:

Please help! what happens at your first eye exam?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Eye measurements: This i hope is with an ophthalmologist. You will have a measurement of eye vision, need for eyeglasses (far and near) , determination of the anatomical structures of the eye at high power, measurement of the internal eye pressure (glaucoma check), evaluation of the retinal structure and function and addressing any problems that you might have. Eye exams do not hurt, and can be fun.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what happens in an eye exam these days?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Your medical : History is taken, the vision is checked, of not 20/20 then a refraction is done to see isf the vision can be improved. The eyes will then be examined with a bright light called a slit lamp. The pupils are then dilated with drops so as to examine the retina completely. The pressure of the eye is also measured. The examine does not hurt and take about 10-20 minutes. No need to worry over this.
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