Trust our experienced optometrist to provide you with an accurate and thorough eye exam. Each exam starts with basic screening tests for glaucoma, color vision, visual field, depth perception, muscle function, and refraction to determine your powers. If necessary, we can also conduct extended internal exams by dilating your pupils. An eye exam to receive contact lenses is the same as the above exam but includes the fitting and follow-up appointments required for contact lenses. During a contact lens fitting, we measure the curvature to the front of the eye by the reflection. We then match that with the type of lens you are interested in. We will also give you instructions on how to properly wear your contacts.
Types of Contacts Available Include:
- Rigid Gas Permeable
- Extended Wear
- Double Segments
- Astigmatic Correction
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Scott Dobson will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Dobson will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Denver optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Dobson may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Denver office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Dobson to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Denver optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Dobson evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Dobson reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at (720) 748-1800 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.