Your eyes are important organs that allow you to see and interpret the world around you. It is essential to have regular eye exams to maintain good vision and eye health. During an eye exam, one of our eye doctors at Lavenburg Medical Group in Newark, and Elkton, will check your vision and evaluate the health of your eyes. We may use several tests and tools, including visual acuity tests, an eye chart, tonometry, and ophthalmoscopy.
Common Eye Exams You May Need
There are different types of vision and eye exams that you may need, depending on your age, health, and vision needs. Some common types of vision and eye exams include:
1. Vision Screening
A vision screening is a quick test done by your primary eye care doctor, school nurse, or vision specialist to check if you need a more comprehensive eye exam. A vision screening will test your vision, check for eye muscle movement and alignment, and check your eyes' health.
2. Dilated Eye Exam
A dilated eye exam is a comprehensive eye care procedure that uses drops to widen your pupils. This allows the eye doctor to get a better view of the back of your eye and check for signs of disease and other problems. A dilated eye exam is usually done once a year or more often if you have a vision problem or other health condition that could affect your vision.
3. Refraction Test
A refraction test is a vision test that is used to measure your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. During a refraction test, your eye doctor will use a machine called a phoropter to test your vision. The phoropter contains a variety of lenses that are used to determine the strength of your eyeglass prescription.
4. Vision Exam
A vision exam is a test that measures your ability to see clearly at different distances. This test is used to determine your vision prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. The vision exam may also include a vision screening, refraction test, and other tests to check your eye health.
5. Eye Muscle Test
An eye muscle test is a vision test used to check for eye muscle problems. This test is done by having you follow a moving object with your eyes. The eye doctor will then check your eye muscles for weakness, paralysis, and other problems.
Contact Lavenburg Medical Group to Schedule an Appointment
If you are due for an eye exam or if you have vision problems, contact Lavenburg Medical Group to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors. We have offices in Newark, and Elkton, . Call our team today at (302) 993-0722 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.