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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Normal Eye Exam (Overview)

Normal eye exam means the eye appears normal on exam. The exam usually includes looking at a person's vision, the eyelids, the front of the eyeball, the inside of the eyeball, etc...


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What do they do in a normal eye exam?

What do they do in a normal eye exam?

Dilated exam: A typical new patient examination has three parts: refraction to determine whether you need glasses, checking the health of the front of the eye (from the cornea to the natural lens), and dilation. Although most people dislike the effects of dilation, it is necessary to allow the doctor a view of the structures in the back of the eye. Pressure is tested and the nerve is checked for glaucoma. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
9 doctors shared insights

Normal Eye Exam (Overview)

Normal eye exam means the eye appears normal on exam. The exam usually includes looking at a person's vision, the eyelids, the front of the eyeball, the inside of the eyeball, etc...


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If I go in for my normal eye exam will they tell me what's wrong with my eyes?

If I go in for my normal eye exam will they tell me what's wrong with my eyes?

Eye exam: By normal eye exam, i would assume you mean a refractive check up. It will help determine whether you need eyeglasses. However, a complete proper eye exam needs to be conducted by an ophthalmologist (an md) who can dilate your eyes and look at the actual lens and the back of the eye (retina). This should be an annual exam just like your annual physical. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
Once
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38 yo white male with glasses/contacts. Normal eye exam 1.5 years ago. When should I go again for exam?

38 yo white male with glasses/contacts. Normal eye exam 1.5 years ago. When should I go again for exam?

Every 1-2 years: If you are wearing Contact lens then you will need exam for renewal of your contact lens prescription. It's a standard requirement for contact lens renewal to have prescription check every year to avoid expiration. It usually expires after one year like any other prescription in medicine. In regards to glasses, its a good idea to have an exam every 1-2 years. ...Read more

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Contact lens eye exam over just a normal eye exam. Is there such a difference?

Contact lens eye exam over just a normal eye exam. Is there such a difference?

Yes: Since everyone does not wear contact lenses, evaluation of a contact lens wearer involves more information to be assessed; lens power adjustment, fit, cleanliness, corneal health , etc. ...Read 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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Had a normal eye exam. Is there such a thing as getting prescription that is optional?

Had a normal eye exam. Is there such a thing as getting prescription that is optional?

Yes but why: You can get a prescription with a zero correction (termed plano) if in fact you like the image of wearing glasses or perhaps want them for a fashion statement. If your exam was normal, then you shouldn't have a refractive requirement. But it is your money. ...Read more

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Vision has gone completely black for less than 1/2 a second two separate times. Very recent normal eye exam. Started .25mg day klonopin 1 month ago.

Vision has gone completely black for less than 1/2 a second two separate times. Very recent normal eye exam. Started .25mg day klonopin 1 month ago.

Many causes: This can be due to anxiety, the clonazepam (Klonopin), TIA (amaurosis fugax), etc. See your physician to discuss your symptoms in detail and to review your risk factors as well as to undergo a complete neurological and ophthalmologic exam. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000784.htm ...Read more

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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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Toddler is puffy under eyes off and on since birth. Can this be a normal trait for some kids? Normal eye exam.

Puffy eyes: Puffy eyes might sometimes be caused by a smoker on a dog or cat that might be shedding. If any of those things are prevelent it might explain your childs puffy eyes. ...Read more

Dr. David Chandler
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Eye Exam (Definition)

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, ...Read more