The standard examination procedure for a patient who wants to wear eyeglasses includes at least the following:
Examination requirements for patients who wish to wear contact lenses include all of the standard eyeglass examination procedures as well as the following:
A dilated fundus examination is an additional procedure using specialized instrumentation to conduct a more extensive evaluation of the internal structures of the eye. The eye must be dilated to permit a dilated fundus exam to be conducted. Dilation is the enlargement of the pupil diameter, which allows the doctor to observe the internal eye more completely. It is not always part of a provider's standard examination procedure, but providers may perform a dilated fundus exam if any of the following conditions exist:
Refractive error is an optical defect in an unaccommodating eye where parallel light rays are not brought to a sharp focus precisely on the retina, producing a blurred retinal image. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery are most often used to correct the following refractive errors:
*If you are currently under treatment for glaucoma, have been diagnosed with glaucoma, or have had an eye exam within the past year, this screening is not recommended.