What To Expect During An Eye Exam

Shady Grove Ophthalmology

Caring for your eyesight begins with having regular eye examinations, performed by an eye care professional at Shady Grove Ophthalmology. Routine eye exams are painless and can detect the early signs of many preventable, and treatable eye conditions. These exams may also detect broader health conditions, such as hypertension or diabetes, that can affect your vision over time. During an exam, Dr. Anthony Roberts will ask you about your medical history, and if you are experiencing any vision problems. A vision test is performed to see if you may benefit from glasses or contact lenses or to determine if your prescription has changed. Several advanced instruments are used to examine the outside and inside of your eyes. This examination will help Dr. Roberts check for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. It’s important to understand that only an Ophthalmologist can provide a comprehensive eye exam. Family physicians and pediatricians are not fully trained eye care professionals, and they can miss important vision problems that may require treatment. So whether you’re experiencing eye problems or not, regular eye exams are important for preserving your vision for life.

Below is a short video overview of what to expect during an eye exam.