What Happens During An Eye Exam?

Going to see an optometrist for the first time can be nerve-racking. “Is there any pain involved? Is it going to be invasive?” These are just some of the questions that patients ask us before going in to see the doctor. At Modern Eye Optometry, we receive numerous Carlsbad patients who have no idea what it’s like.

Here Is What to Expect When You Visit the Eye Doctor:

1. Visual Acuity Test

A visual acuity test is usually the main part of an eye exam, and it’s done using a Snellen chart. Snellen charts contain rows of letters or numbers of varying sizes. The eye doctor moves from the largest to smallest while asking you to read out what you can see.

2. Color Vision Test

The color vision test is done to determine whether or not a patient is colorblind. Color blindness is a condition that is usually inherited and is most common in males. It may also be an indication of an underlying condition. Color vision testing in Carlsbad is commonly done using optometry Ishihara charts.

3. Ophthalmoscopy

Ophthalmoscopy is the examination of the retina to see retinal components. It is usually performed using an Ophthalmoscope by shining light directly into the eyes. This allows the optometrist to make out structures such as blood vessels and the macula.

4. Refraction Test

The final part of an optometry exam in Carlsbad is the refraction test. Once a problem has been established during the eye exams, the optometrist then determines the lens power. A refraction test is done by holding a lens in front of the patient and then asking them to read the Snellen chart.

Call Modern Eyes Optometry

Modern Eyes Optometry is an eye clinic located in Carlsbad, California. We are committed to providing the best Carlsbad optometrist care to patients from all walks of life. Our services are well-tailored to meet every patient’s vision needs.

Contact us now to get the eye care you need.

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