types of eye exams

Types of Eye Exams

There are two main areas your ophthalmologist in Calgary will test when you go in for an eye exam: the quality of your vision and the health of your eyes. Here are the different types of exams that fall under each category.

Vision Testing

  • Unaided Vision Acuity Test: Determines how well you can see without any help from glasses.
  • Refraction: Determines how well you can see if you had the help of glasses.
  • Colour Vision Testing: Determines how well you can see colour and degrees of colour blindness.
  • Visual Field Test: Tests the effectiveness of your peripheral vision.

Eye Health Exams

  • Intraocular Pressure Measurement (IOP Measurement): Measures the pressure of the fluid inside your eye to ensure it’s at a healthy level.
  • OCT Analysis: Screens the cornea, macula, optic nerve head, anterior chamber, and tear film in order to diagnose eye disorders.
  • Fundus Photography: Takes a picture of the back of the eye in order to diagnose disorders such as glaucoma.
  • Diagnostic Corneal Imaging: Used to diagnose any abnormalities in the cornea.
  • Tear Film Analysis: Measures the osmotic concentration of the eye.
  • Schirmer Test: Uses a test strip to determine if the eyes are producing enough liquid to keep themselves lubricated.
  • Meibomian Gland Analysis: Determines how well the meibomian glands are working. These glands keep the eye lubricated.
  • Slit Lamp Exam: This allows the ophthalmologist to see the inside of your eye, including your eyelids and tear ducts, in order to check for potential problems.
  • Slit Lamp Photography: This technology allows your ophthalmologist to take a picture of what they see through the slit lamp.
  • Dilated Retinal Exam: During this test, your eyes are dilated to give your ophthalmologist a better view of your macula and optic nerve, thereby allowing them to better diagnose any issues they may see.

If you’re ready to come in for an eye exam, call Seema Eye Care Centre today! Our staff will be happy to help you book an appointment.