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Dr. David Chandler
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Eye Exam (Overview)

An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, the pupils are dilated.


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What type of eye exam is done to diagnose presbyopia?

What type of eye exam is done to diagnose presbyopia?

Same one: Presbyopia, or the inability to change the focus from distance to near, is determined during the course of a routine eye exam. In most cases, the diagnosis is obvious after a few minutes of conversation with the doctor. ...Read more

Dr. David Chandler
367 doctors shared insights

Eye Exam (Overview)

An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, the pupils are dilated.


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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do NOT rub eye
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Where can I get a free eye exam in my local area?

Where can I get a free eye exam in my local area?

Public health clinic: Most larger metropolitan areas have public health clinics or public hospitals at which eye exams can be done for free or a very limited cost. A few ophthalmologists will also give free exams or will negotiate the price if asked. Here is a chance to use your entrepreneural spirit. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the step by step procedures to an eye exam?

Can you tell me the step by step procedures to an eye exam?

Eye exam: Consists of: 1. Visual acuity of both eyes and determination of refractive error 2. Pupil exam 3. Evaluation of eye movements and visual fields 4. Exam of the eyelids, anterior segments of both eyes and a check of the intraocular pressures 5. Dilation of the pupils which allow exam of the lenses and retinas. There are other parts of the exam which are sometimes done based on symptoms. ...Read more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Tip)

Managing Your Child's Diabetes

All diabetics, type 1 or 2, need an eye exam by an ophthalmologist every year. ...See more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
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Colored spots in vision daily that come and go and have had constant visual aura for 15 years. Mri EEG blood work eye exam all normal. What is this?

Colored spots in vision daily that come and go and have had constant visual aura for 15 years. Mri EEG  blood work eye exam all normal. What is this?

Retinal exam: Floaters are usually not described as having colors. The description you provide does not suggest a single problem but may be due to pathology of the retina not observed in your exam. Did an ophthalmologist perform your exam? If so, may I suggest that you are having a variant of migraine. Ask your primary care doctor if this is a possibility. ...Read more

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Are the eye drops that the optometrist uses prior to an eye exam safe?

Are the eye drops that the optometrist uses prior to an eye exam safe?

Yes: These drops will dilate your pupil (make the black dot in the center of your eye bigger) so the eye doctor can see the retina and inside of your eye better. Your eyes will be somewhat blurry and extra sensitive to light for a few hours after the exam, but it doesn't do any long-term harm. ...Read more