A comprehensive eye examination should occur early in life. This will ensure proper eye and vision development. Ongoing eye health examinations at regular intervals are equally important. Many eye diseases and vision changes can occur without warning signs. Only a trained professional can detect certain kinds of vision changes and early signs of disease.
Eye Exams - What to Expect
During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Gauerke will use eye charts to measure the sharpness of your vision. The classic example of an eye chart is the Snellen eye chart. Although there are many variations, in general they show eleven rows of capital letters. You will be asked to find and read the smallest line of text that you can see clearly enough to distinguish the letters. The standard vision acuity is 20/20, which is the fourth line from the bottom. If you can read either of the bottom two rows, your visual acuity is better than most people.
At Broadway Vision Center, we believe in a thorough eye exam. This means we also check for color vision, vision deficiencies, and test your eyes to see how they work together. To ensure your eyes are healthy, we recommend seeing an eye doctor for your comprehensive eye examination on a regular basis.