Your Eye Exam

When you get your eyes examined, Dr. Moody or Dr. Lambert will check for more than just your lens prescription. We will examine the structures and function of your eyes to determine the health of your visual system.
We recommend getting your eyes checked every year.
Diagram of Human Eye

The Parts of an Eye Examination

Young Lady Reading Eye Chart

Visual Acuity (“VA”) is measuring your ability to see clearly. It’s the 20/20, 20/40, etc. in your report.

The Slit Lamp is a microscope designed to examine the front part of your eyes, the cornea, lids, and lens.

Photo of Retina

 Images are focused on your retina, which changes light rays into nerve impulses. These are transmitted to your brain, where vision occurs.

Lady with Crossed Eyes

You can suffer headaches, eyestrain, or blurred vision if your eyes are misaligned.

Measuring the pressure in your eyes is part of a glaucoma evaluation. Increased pressure can cause damage to your optic nerve and a gradual loss of sight.

A “refraction” is the test where we ask you, “Which is better, 1 or 2?” This is how we determine your glasses prescription.

Additional Testing You Might Need

We may recommend additional testing if you have one the following health conditions:

Diabetes     High Blood Pressure     High Cholesterol     Glaucoma     Dry Eyes     Macula Degeneration       

Dilation

To more thoroughly examinine the inside of your eyes.

Dilated Pupil

OCT

Digital imaging of the layers of your retina to look for signs of damage.

OCT - Eye Instrument

Visual Fields

To check your peripheral vision, one thing you can lose in glaucoma.

Visual Field Test

Computer Eye Strain

Often combined with dry, irritated eyes, especially after using a digital device too long.