Eye Exam in Portland, Maine

Comprehensive Eye Exam

Eye exam in Portland, Maine

Comprehensive Eye Exam

At Giles Eye Care, we provide quality eye health and vision care in Portland, ME, for people of all ages. During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will evaluate your visual acuity, check for signs of eye diseases and other issues, and assess how well your eyes work together.

What should you expect during a comprehensive eye exam?

A comprehensive eye exam goes well beyond checking your vision. Using the latest technology, we can detect early signs of eye diseases and other medical conditions, often before you have symptoms. While tests will vary depending on your eye health and risk factors, comprehensive eye exams generally include the following:

  • Assessment of visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision) and determining your correct eyeglass prescription.
  • Eye pressure measurement to help screen for glaucoma.
  • Visual field test to determine if you have blind spots or peripheral vision issues.
  • Cover test to identify crossed eyes or binocular vision problems.
  • Slit lamp exam to detect diseases and conditions affecting the front of the eye.
  • Dilated eye exam to monitor the health of the retina and optic nerve.

Your exam at Giles Eye Care may take up to an hour, depending on the number and complexity of tests required to fully examine your eyes. All the tests in a comprehensive eye exam are painless, and your doctor or technician will clearly explain each test before performing them.

What are the benefits of a comprehensive eye exam?

During your eye exam at Giles Eye Care in Portland, you will receive immediate feedback about your eye health. Your eye doctor will test for a range of issues, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, focusing problems, other vision problems, and eye diseases. Depending on the results, they can prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses if necessary and provide helpful information about your vision and eye health. If your doctor finds any issues during the exam, they will work with you to develop a treatment plan customized to your specific needs.

One of the most important benefits of comprehensive eye exams is they can detect eye diseases in their early stages. Some eye diseases happen so gradually that patients may not notice symptoms until significant vision loss has occurred. If left untreated, these diseases can cause irreversible damage. Regular eye exams help to prevent vision loss and ensure you receive treatment as early as possible.

Comprehensive eye exam at Giles Eye Care

Our team of eye care professionals is here to help you protect your vision and see clearly for years to come. Ensure that your eyes stay healthy by contacting our office in Portland to schedule your next eye exam.