Comprehensive Eye Examinations

This examination is designed to detect a wide range of problems affecting vision function, such as blurred vision or eye discomfort.

Evaluations for eye health disorders are also performed. The American Optometric Association recommends that all people should have a periodic, comprehensive eye examination every one to two years depending on one’s particular needs.

At Hoover Vision Center, we incorporate computerized technology to assist the evaluation of spectacle prescriptions, peripheral vision, and eye health. Computerized instruments are used to supplement rather than replace personalized care. Examinations include tests for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and the ocular effects of many general health disorders such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as effects of medications. A dilated pupil examination allows us to provide the best assessment of eye health.  It is recommended for all new patients and on a scheduled basis thereafter.

Some examples of the testing performed during your eye examination include:

  • Autorefraction: provides an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses
  • Tonometry:  determines the intraocular pressure (IOP), the fluid pressure inside the eye used to diagnose diseases such as glaucoma
  • Refraction: the portion of the exam in which the doctor determines your need for prescription glasses
  • Slit Lamp Examination:  provides a magnified view of the eye structures, enabling anatomical diagnoses to be made for a variety of eye conditions such as cataracts and dry eye syndrome
  • Ophthalmoscopy: examination of the structures inside of the eye in order to diagnose diseases of the retina, macula and optic nerve head
  • Retinal Photography: documenting any disease processes that may be present in the back of the eye such as choroidal nevi or macular degeneration