Comprehensive eye exam

At Decatur Family Eye Care, we provide comprehensive eye care for every member of the family. During your comprehensive eye exam at Decatur Family Eye Care, your eye health will be fully evaluated. Your doctor will evaluate the overall health of your eyes by screening you for eye diseases, some of which have no symptoms in the early stages.  

We recommend getting an eye exam at least once every 1–2 years, although this can vary depending on your age, risk factors, and whether you wear glasses or contact lenses. Some of the risk factors for adults include a family history of eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, diabetes or high blood pressure, previous eye injuries or surgery, taking certain medications, and more.  

Eye Exam and Consultation 

Your optometrist will consult with you about any current issues or symptoms you may be experiencing. They will also ask you questions about your work environment, medications you may be taking, any previous eye or vision problems, and your family history.  

A vision evaluation.  

Your optometrist will provide a vision evaluation as part of the comprehensive eye exam. Your doctor will measure your visual acuity by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The standard for distance and reading vision is 20/20. Depending on the results of your vision evaluation, your optometrist may prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses.  

Eye health examination. 

Your optometrist at Decatur Family Eye Care will evaluate your eye health by inspecting your eyes and eyelids and may dilate the pupils of your eyes. Our doctors utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure, as increased eye pressure can be an indicator of glaucoma. The tests given during the eye health examination are painless, and your doctor will explain what to expect before each test is given. Some of the common eye diseases and conditions which these tests look for include cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, keratoconus, binocular vision dysfunction, and more. It’s best to identify eye diseases early on to prevent damage to your vision and overall eye health.  


Eye Function Testing. 

Your optometrist will also perform a series of tests to evaluate your depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and how your eyes respond to light. Other tests will help your doctor determine whether your eyes are focusing and moving together properly.  

Ready to schedule a comprehensive eye health and vision exam? Contact us at 256-353-1787 today to schedule your appointment.