Eye & Vision Exams
What to Expect During Your Eye & Vision Exam
In order to evaluate the health of your eyes, Dr. Cohlmia, the ophthalmologist, may:
- Obtain and assess your case history.
- Conduct a thorough examination to determine the internal and external health of your eyes. For instance, to evaluate for glaucoma, an eye doctor may conduct a visual field evaluation and check your eye pressure.
- Conduct a thorough evaluation of your refractive status (how your eyes focus and coordinate) and determine a prescription accordingly.
Dr. Cohlmia may dilate your eyes by administering eye drops and/or take pictures of your eye in order to diagnose and document any vision or eye health problems.
What to Expect After Your Eye Exam
After your eye exam, Dr. Cohlmia will explain what he has found. If an abnormality is detected, he will discuss treatment options. Dr. Cohlmia may also schedule a follow-up eye exam for you. If you need a prescription, he will give it to you after your exam and review your options for filling it.
Maintaining Good Eye Care
Nearly 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems which can cause them to struggle in school. Undetected and untreated vision problems can leave a child with permanent vision damage later in life. Children should have their first comprehensive eye examination before they enter school.
Annual eye exams will help identify eye problems before they develop into long-term problems. Talk to our office staff about getting yearly reminders for your routine eye exams.