Mt. Juliet Family Vision offers comprehensive eye exams for the whole family; men, women and all ages; including pediatric, adult and senior examinations.
The Comprehensive Eye Examination:
A comprehensive eye exam by an eye doctor is recommended on a regular basis, and building an eye exam history with us is important so that we can track your eye health and vision history over time. An eye exam is very standard, non-invasive, and our Mt. Juliet Family Vision doctors and staff will take good care of you.
An eye exam is a comprehensive review of your eye health and vision strength. First, we’ll ask you about your medical history and any vision problems you might be experiencing. Then we proceed with a series of tests. Your age, specific complaints, and/or medical history will determine which tests we conduct. We’ll then discuss what we found during the exam and answers questions you have about your eyes. Several different tests may be performed during the eye exam. The tests are designed to check your vision and to examine the appearance and function of all parts of your eyes.
- Visual Acuity: This test measures how clearly you are able to see by looking at an eye chart (20/20, etc)
- Eye Muscles and Binocular Vision Assessment: There are several tests that can be done within this section. The goal is to ensure the eye muscles are working properly and together to allow us to have single, clear vision. Signs of neurological issues can negatively effect the eye muscles causing double vision and other visual phenomena.
- Refractive state/Refraction: This testing allows us to get you to the best vision possible. It helps us determine glasses and contact lens prescriptions that are unique to your eyes and allows you to see your absolute best.
- Visual Field: There are several different ways to allow us to ensure the extent of your peripheral vision is intact. Neurological issues and glaucoma are a few of the pathology processes that can negatively affect your peripheral vision.
- Glaucoma screening/ Eye Pressure: The 'Pressure' test. This gives us an important risk factor in glaucoma where high pressure can damage the optic nerve over time leading to progressive glaucoma.
- Slit Lamp Examination: The slit lamp is a microscope with a bright light that allows your eye doctor to examine your eyelids, lashes, cornea, iris, lens and fluid chamber between your cornea and iris and determine if there are any issues. It gives us a detailed look at the health of the front of your eyes.
- Retinal Examination: Sometimes called ophthalmoscopy or fundoscopy — allows your eye doctor to assess the back of your eye, including the retina, the optic nerve, and the underlying layer of blood vessels that nourish the retina. This allows your eye doctor confirm that this part of your eye is not encountering any issues (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration) or in need of closer monitoring or treatment.
- Extra Tests: Stereopsis (3D vision), Color Vision, among other eye tests as needed