WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR EYE EXAM
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What to Expect During Your Eye Exam: Things to Bring
If it is your first time visiting an optometrist, it can be a daunting experience. At Real Eyes Optometry, we want you to be comfortable the moment you step inside the office. Know what to expect during your eye exam so that you can be at ease during your visit. To prepare you for your visit, please remember to bring the following:
Your British Columbia services card
Insurance information, if applicable. For more on insurance coverage click here
Medication list with prescribing doctors name
Referral information/reports, if applicable
A driver if you are routinely dilated for testing
A translator if you do not speak English
Any forms you need to be filled out by the Optometrist (RCMP, Police, Pilot, etc.)
What to Expect During Your Eye Exam
You will be asked to fill out a brief health history that includes previous and current eye conditions and treatments, systemic conditions, family history of eye disease, current list of medications and any known allergies to medications, etc.
Then, you will go through preliminary testing with an optometric assistant which includes corneal curvature measurements, eye pressure testing and retinal imaging of each eye. When ready, the Optometrist will assess your vision and eye health via ocular skills testing, refraction and a dilated health assessment of each eye.
Examination results and treatment options will be discussed with each patient.
What to expect during your eye examination includes:
Eye glasses information
Contact lens information and education
Vision therapy recommendations
Diagnosis explanations with applicable treatment options and prognosis
Visual hygiene education
Visual ergonomics recommendations (for patients who work in an office/on a computer for multiple hours a day)