Eye Exams in Birmingham, AL

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WHAT IS AN EYE EXAM?

Regular vision acuity tests are fairly well-known to most people. Kids commonly are given acuity eye exams at school, and adults might be asked to take them in the work context. However, doing well on a vision exam doesn't guarantee your eyes are clear of eye disease. For that reason, having a full eye exam regularly is especially important. At inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, comprehensive eye health evaluations involve many important testing capabilities that allow our skilled eye doctors to examine your general eye health. These tests are particularly important since many serious, vision-threatening concerns, like cataracts, don't cause any obvious symptoms to manifest. Along with offering detailed eye exams for adults, we also perform pediatric eye exams for children.

EYE EXAM TESTING and DIAGNOSTICS

Eye exams can vary between adults and children. Usually, eye exams at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham take about 30 – 90 minutes. Your exam will start with a routine eye chart test to determine how sharp your vision is. If this determines that you need prescription lenses, we will generally go ahead and do refraction testing to decide what your refractive prescription should be. Next, we will do a visual field test, known as a Goldmann visual field exam, to determine the extent of your peripheral vision and assist in spotting more serious eye conditions. After the visual field test, we might examine your eyes for strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye) by using a cover test. Then, your doctor will most likely do a test that checks for color vision deficiencies and helps in catching other eye health conditions. To wrap up, they will conduct a slit lamp exam to get an enlarged, 360-degree three-dimensional view of the front of your eyes, such as the upper and lower lids, conjunctiva, cornea, iris, and lenses.

Ensure Your Eye Health

Many people aren't concerned with their eyes until a vision impairment arises. However, the health of our eyes goes way beyond our vision. We invite you to set up comprehensive eye health exams for yourself and your family with our team at our office in Birmingham, AL. inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham uses cutting-edge equipment and methods to examine your eyes and detect any abnormalities so these can be addressed right away.

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