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What to Expect During Your Eye Exam

At Vision Care Centre of Langley, we know that having an eye exam can be a cause of stress for many people. That’s why we’d like to provide you with a short overview of what you can expect during your visit to the eye clinic. We’ve previously discussed the steps you can take before your eye exam that will help to lower your stress as you make a visit to the eye clinic. Today, we would like to focus on what actually happens during an eye exam. Oftentimes a glaucoma test is necessary. Instead of the air puff test (which everyone dreads), we use applanation tonometry, which is the gold standard to measure your intraocular pressure. Occasionally, the optometrist will check your peripheral vision. The doctor will also generally perform a test in which one eye at a time is covered, allowing him or her to observe how your eyes move together. Many people often think of the test in which your eye doctor will flip through various lenses in order to determine which, if any, prescription is required for you. Dilation of your eyes may also be needed. An eye drop is put in your eyes in order to dilate your pupils and perform this test. Sometimes other procedures will be necessary and your doctor will discuss these tests with you if you require them. If you have questions on these or any other procedures you might encounter during an eye exam, please feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to go over the basics of an eye...

5 Things to Consider: A Pre- Eye Exam Checklist

If you’re nervous about going in for an eye exam, we’ve got good news for you- you’re not alone! Millions of people around the world suffer from anxiety over taking a trip to the eye clinic. Making sure that you regularly schedule an eye exam for yourself is one of the more important things you can do. It’s doubly important if you have a family history with a particular eye problem. At Vision Care Centre of Langley, we know that having an eye exam can be a cause of stress for many people and that’s why we’d like to provide you with five things to keep in mind before you schedule a visit to the eye clinic. Your Pre- Eye Exam Checklist When you call to schedule an appointment for an eye exam, be sure to mention any specific problems you might be having. It can help your doctor to assess your situation and come up with some suggestions for you. If you have a current prescription for eyeglasses, be sure to write it down and bring it with you. It’s also a good idea to bring a list of any medications that you are taking with you to your appointment, so be sure to write those down also. Check with your family members to see if there is a history of any particular eye or vision issues as well. Plan accordingly for the length of time your eye exam will take; typically, eye exams last less than an hour. Schedule a visit...