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What is the difference between a comprehensive and a routine eye exam?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Overlap
There are many elements the same in these two categories.
A routine exam might not include a dilated retinal examination and may not include scanning, visual field or other sophisticated testing. A routine exam is performed when the issues are obvious or a comprehensive exam has been done recently. You should allow more time with the ophthalmologist for a comprehensive exam.

In brief: Overlap
There are many elements the same in these two categories.
A routine exam might not include a dilated retinal examination and may not include scanning, visual field or other sophisticated testing. A routine exam is performed when the issues are obvious or a comprehensive exam has been done recently. You should allow more time with the ophthalmologist for a comprehensive exam.
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