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Routine Eye Exams What to expect during a routine eye exam at Clarkson

Routine eye exams are relevant for more than the detection of impaired vision. They are an important part of healthy eye maintenance and are a good indication of your overall health. During your exam, Clarkson doctors will determine your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses and screen your eyes for common eye diseases and eye disorders that could lead to vision loss. Many eye health conditions, such as glaucoma, have no symptoms before becoming something more serious.


Yearly eye examinations ensure that preventative measures and necessary treatments can be prescribed. Keep your eyes healthy. They are the only eyes you have.


Your comprehensive eye exam from Clarkson Eyecare includes:

  • Dilation, as necessary, to help view the internal structures of the eye.

  • General health screening of physical conditions and prescription medications that may affect your eyesight.

  • Visual acuity measurement and refraction to determine the degree to which you may be nearsighted, farsighted, presbyopic or astigmatic.

  • Muscle test to identify any muscle weakness or in:voluntary eye movement.

  • Binocular vision skills assessment to assure your eyes work together as a team; important for proper depth perception, eye muscle coordination, detection of lazy eye conditions including strabismus and amblyopia, and the ability to change focus from near to far objects.

  • Applanation tonometry to measure internal eye pressure and detect glaucoma.

  • A comprehensive internal and external eye health assessment using the latest technologies to evaluate all anterior segment aspects of the eye and all posterior segments of the eye.


Other testing may include

  • Visual field test to measure peripheral vision and detect diseases of the eyes or neurological disorders

  • Color vision screening for color perception and neurologic evaluation

  • Stereopsis or depth perception evaluation

  • Gonioscopy or anterior segment evaluation

  • GDx Nerve Fiber Analysis to aid in the detection of glaucoma

  • Pachymetry to measure corneal thickness to aid in the diagnosis of glaucoma

  • Digital retinal photography

  • Digital anterior segment photography