An eye exam at Premier Vision Center begins with an assessment of the vision with your current glasses or contacts. We then check for any changes in your prescription so that you can have the clearest vision possible going forwards. Next, we move to an assessment of the health of your eyes, starting in the front and working our way back. First, we check for common problems such as dry eyes and signs of seasonal allergies.
We then check eye pressure to make sure you don’t have signs of glaucoma. Don’t worry, we don’t use the puff of air! After this comes dilation, which opens the pupil wide enough to see the inside of the eye. While dilation is not the most fun part of the exam, it is potentially the most important! There are many eye conditions that can’t be seen without dilation, and you may even have these conditions without even knowing it. If you have conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, or even diabetes, yearly dilation becomes even more important. So no matter how busy life gets, always remember to schedule your yearly eye exams!