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 exam.