AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care recommends having routine eye exams to maintain your visual health. You may feel nervous about going to an eye clinic, let alone having your eyes assessed. Your trusted optometrist gives you an idea of what to expect during a comprehensive eye exam.
Filling Out Your Patient’s Form
Upon stepping in our clinic, our courteous staff may ask you to fill out a form. This is especially important if you are a new patient. This will serve as your patient’s record form where we can document your eye exam findings and our recommendations.
Comprehensive History Taking
Afterward, our reliable eye doctor may ask you some questions about your personal and family histories. This may include past or pre-existing diseases, injuries, or even medications that may have contributed to your current visual health. This can serve as our guide in determining the most appropriate approach to taking care of your eyesight.
Performing Various Vision Tests and Procedures
We may then have you undergo a couple of tests to assess your ocular structures and their respective functions. To evaluate your visual acuity, we may cover one of your eyes while we ask you to read alphanumeric symbols from the Snellen chart. We may also conduct a slit lamp test to help us identify underlying sight-threatening conditions. We may perform additional tests as necessary.
Explaining Your Eye Exam Results and Our Recommendations
We believe that having a good understanding of eye health is an important component of safeguarding your vision. As your reliable eye care center, we take the time and effort to explain our findings with your eyes and our recommendations. Rest assured that we will also answer any questions you may have.
Having comprehensive eye exams at least once every two years is one of the most effective ways to protect your vision. This way, we can provide immediate treatment and prevent their progression. Call us at (757) 340-7070 or complete our form to request a visit.