Eye testing is very important tool used to assess your vision health. It’s performed by an optometrist near San Antonio for both for both diagnostic and preventative measures. They’re done for both need vision correction purposes and to diagnose and rule out eye diseases and conditions. If you’re due for an eye exam or if you notice any vision changes, you should schedule an eye test with our expert, Dr. Dawn Rakich, O.D.
There are many eye tests that a professional optometrist near San Antonio, such as one of ours, Dr. Dawn Rakich, O.D. can do in order to examine your eyes. Each eye test is designed to either diagnose or to rule out certain eye conditions or diseases. Some of the basic tests that are performed during an eye exam are a: cover test, slit lamp test, color vision test, and a glaucoma test. A cover test is used to look for poor eye perception, lazy eye and other conditions. The patient covers one eye at a time and uses the alternate eye to focus on far away objects. The optometrist evaluates the patient’s eye movement and eye turn to see if there are any problems. In a slit lamp test, the optometrist examines the patient’s eye lids, cornea, iris, conjunctiva, and other internal structures to look for signs of macular degeneration, which is an eye disease caused by the degeneration of the cells that can cause blindness and cataracts. Cataracts are a clouding of your eyes lens that affects your vision. Color Vision Testing consist of the patient looking at different colored numbers that are made of dots. The colored numbers are placed against a background of a different color. People with normal vision will see the correct number. However, patients with vision problems may see an incorrect number.
If it’s been a long time since your last eye exam, you should get one as soon as possible. Contact our office right now to schedule your eye test appointment with our expert optometrist near San Antonio.