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EYE EXAMINATIONS IN BURNABY AND COQUITLAM

An eye examination is done by the optometrist and can take from 20 to 30 minutes. The general overview of the eye exam is that the optometrist will examine your eyes, check their health and look for any issues that you may have.

Here is what generally consists of an eye examination : Questions about History

The optometrist will ask questions regarding your history. Some of the questions we may ask are :

  • What is the reason behind why you are taking an eye exam (whether it is a routine checkup or something else)?
  • If you have any problems or any unusual issues with your vision.
  • About your general health and if you are taking any medications (which might include side effects involving vision).
  • If you play any contact sports.
  • If you have any family members with eye issues (it might be hereditary).
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The optometrist will examine the inside and outside of your eyes with a machine called
an ophthalmoscope. This machine will help the optometrist looks for signs of:

Cataracts

Most cataracts can be diagnosed with an eye exam. Your eye doctor will test your vision and examine your eyes with a slit lamp microscope to look for problems with the lens and other parts of the eye. The pupils are dilated to better examine the back of the eye, where the retina and optic nerve lie.

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Glaucoma

In assessing your glaucoma, the ophthalmologist will dilate your eyes so that he or she can get a magnified, 3D view of your optic nerve. This helps to determine the status of your optic nerves and glaucoma. He or she will assess the shape, color, depth, size, and vessels of the optic nerve.

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Dehydration

As a symptom of dehydration, the best treatment for dry eye is rehydrating by drinking plenty of water. ... Tired eyes, blurred vision, headaches and double vision are all symptoms of eye strain. As with dry eye, eye strain caused by dehydration can result when the eye is not properly lubricated.

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After this, the optometrist will have you read letters on a chart to determine how well your vision is at close and far distances. In addition to this, eye movement and coordination are also tested. Concluding the test, the optometrist will inform you when you should come in for your next appointment.

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