Eye Exam 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).
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:
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.