General Eye Examination
Comprehensive eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventative health care. Crane Eye Care offers comprehensive eye exams, both general and dilated, for patients of all ages. A general comprehensive eye examination involves a series of tests to assess your level of vision and detect any abnormalities, misalignments or diseases.
The examination is usually performed in several stages. One of our highly skilled technicians will perform preliminary testing. This may include depth perception, eye muscle movements, color vision, pupil response to light and peripheral vision.
Next your doctor will review the initial testing results and will further examine you. Eye exams can diagnose a variety of eye conditions early on and are the best way to preserve good vision. Our office is fully equipped with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic instruments. There is no pain or discomfort associated with an exam, and they typically take less than an hour.
Dilated Eye Exams
A dilated eye exam is performed by your Crane Eye Care Doctor in order to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs. In a dilated eye exam, the patients eyes are dilated with special eye drops. This allows the pupils to widen, giving your eye doctor a clearer view of the retina and the optic nerve. These drops can last from 2-4 hours so please bring sunglasses, and although many people can drive after dilation, we encourage you to bring a driver for your home trip.
At the completion of the examination, your optometrist or ophthalmologist will assess and evaluate the results of your tests. They will prescribe glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision, will make sure that a patient with glasses or contacts continues to benefit from their current prescription, can discuss Laser correction procedures if you are a LASIK candidate and will determine a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan if a problem exists.
Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, prevent vision loss.
For your first visit, bring your old glasses with you even if they are broken or unsatisfactory.
Please bring in a list of medications you are taking as this helps us to coordinate your ophthalmic care with your general medical care.