What is an eye examination without a vision test? Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Your visit to our south Charlotte eye care office will include a visual acuity test and eyeglass refraction as part of a comprehensive eye exam. As many would recognize, the results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Gifford or one of his associates may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
In addition to evaluating vision, a comprehensive eye examination will also include a thorough evaluation of the various structures of the eye and visual system. Evaluation for such external conditions as dry eye syndrome, conjunctivitis, and eyelid disease will be performed. To examine the inside of the eye, we recommend dilation of the pupils. Doing so allows for a more thorough view of the internal structures of the eye to better detect changes associated with such conditions as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and vascular compromise from diabetes or hypertension. Additional diagnostic testing may also be recommended.