Types of Examinations
Our office can help you choose which one of the examinations listed below that will best fit your needs.
If there is a medical reason to have an eye examination or treatment, it is usually covered by medical insurance. Examples include preventive exams for at-risk populations for diseases such as diabetes mellitus and glaucoma, and evaluations for problems such as cataracts, eye pain, vision loss, and floaters. Eye infections and injuries are also usually covered by medical insurance. Refractions, or measurements for eye glasses prescriptions, are covered if your insurance includes vision care, or if you have a vision care plan such as MES (Medical Eye Services) or VSP (Vision Service Plan). If you have a question about what is covered by your insurance, please feel free to ask us.
A refraction involves detailed measurements to determine your visual acuity and prescription for eyeglasses. Please bring your current glasses with you to your refraction appointment.
Refraction and Contact Lens Fitting
After the baseline refraction, detailed measurements are taken of your cornea to allow us to fit you with a contact lens best suited to your eyes. We fit many different types of soft contact lenses and also rigid gas permeable lenses. We also fit toric contact lenses to correct astigmatism and multifocal contact lenses.
A routine eye examination includes both a refraction and evaluation of eye health. This type of exam is best suited for those without medical eye complaints or a history of medical conditions that can affect eye health.
Dilated Eye Exam
A dilated eye exam is part of a comprehensive medical eye exam. This type of exam is best suited for those who have medical eye complaints or problems. It is also suited for those who have a history of medical conditions that can affect eye health. Examples of conditions that can affect eye health include diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune conditions, and thyroid disorders.
Comprehensive Eye Exam
The comprehensive eye exam includes both refraction and a dilated eye exam.