At Petrolia Optometry we pride ourselves on providing our patients with a thorough and complete comprehensive eye exam including a discussion about vision solutions tailored to each patient's specific needs. We enjoy taking the time to know our patients and answer their questions! A comprehensive eye exam at our optometry practice in Petrolia, ON, includes the following components (although variations may occur because of a patient’s age, abilities, and general health and eye conditions):
- a health history with an emphasis on your eyes and vision, including your specific vision needs;
- measurement of visual acuity (for example 20/20);
- measurement of refractive error (for example far-sightedness, near-sightedness, astigmatism);
- determination of the alignment of the eyes;
- determination of the way the eyes adjust focus from distance to near;
- examination of the eyes for any disease or abnormalities;
- a diagnosis from the results of the examination;
- recommendations for any treatment required, which may include referral to another health care provider;
- provision of a prescription or treatment plan for vision correction if required; and
- any counseling or advice that is necessary, including the need for future vision care.
In addition, all adults (age 20 years old or more) will have their pupils dilated during a full exam. Non-OHIP insured comprehensive eye exams include digital retinal imaging. OHIP patients will have the option to have digital imaging added to their OHIP-insured eye exam, billable directly to them or their insurance company.
A dilated fundus exam, cycloplegic refraction, and/or digital retinal imaging may also be recommended for children under the age of 20 years old depending on the results of their exam.
See Preparing For your Eye Exam for more information.
At Petrolia Optometry, we love to hear our patients say “that was the most thorough eye exam I’ve ever had”!