Basic eye exam
Overview: To measures a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
You will be asked to look through the device which contains lenses of different strengths that can be moved into your view.
Purpose: This test can help to determine the extent of poor vision and monitor a person who is being treated for an eye disease.
Tonometry (Eye Pressure Measurement)
Overview: To measure the pressure inside your eye using a noncontact tonometry with an “air puff”.
Purpose: To determine whether you have glaucoma, a disease which causes pressure to build up inside your eyes and may result in blindness.
Visual Acuity Test
Overview: To determine the smallest letters a person can read on a standardized chart.
In the test, you will be asked to tell the direction like “up”, “down”, “right”, “left”.
Purpose: To find the “best corrected vision” for any visual problems.
Slit lamp Examination
Overview: To examine the structures nearby your eyes. In the test, you will be asked to rest your chin and forehead on a support to keep your head steady.
Purpose: The ophthalmologist will examine the cornea, iris, lens and the anterior chamber.
Overview: To examine the back of your eye using a magnifying instrument (ophthalmoscope) and a light source.
Purpose: The ophthalmologist detects eye diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerosis.