What To Expect The Next Time You Visit The Eye Doctor

Regular eye exams are an essential part of maintaining your eye health. If it's been a while since your last appointment, you may be wondering what to expect the next time you visit the eye doctor. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect during your next visit to Bogey Hills Vision Center in Saint Charles, MO.

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Visual Acuity Test

The first part of an eye exam typically involves a visual acuity test. This test measures how well you can see from a distance and up close. You'll be asked to read letters on a chart and cover one eye at a time. This helps the optometrist determine the strength of your prescription, if necessary.

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Eye Movement and Tracking Tests

Your eye doctor will also perform tests to check the movements and tracking of your eyes. This involves following an object with your eyes without moving your head. They'll check for any muscle weakness or problems with eye movement.

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Refraction Test

A refraction test is where the doctor uses different lenses on a device called a phoropter to determine the best prescription for your glasses or contact lenses. They'll ask you to look through the different lenses and tell them which one provides the sharpest image.

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Ocular Health Exam

Lastly, the optometrist will perform an ocular health exam. This involves checking the health of your eyes, including the cornea, lens, and retina. The doctor may also use drops to dilate your pupils to get a better look inside your eyes.

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If you're due for an eye exam, don't delay. At Bogey Hills Vision Center, serving the Cottleville Area, our experienced optometrists are here to assist you with all of your eye care needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step in maintaining or improving your vision.

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