Routine Eye Exam

Routine Eye Exams

When was your last eye exam? Routine Eye Exams are very important not only to determine if you need correction to see well, but also to maintain the health of your eye. Eye exams may be performed by either our optometrists or ophthalmologists. For routine exams, we recommend that you schedule your appointment with one of our optometrists. If you have a medical problem or history of eye disease that dictates medical or surgical treatment, we recommend that you schedule with one of our ophthalmologists. Our optometrists and ophthalmologists work together as a team ensuring the best possible solutions for your unique eyes.  Your eye exam is very thorough and includes the following:

  • History of vision problems
  • Medical History
  • Visual Acuity
  • Intraocular Pressure Readings
  • Confrontation Visual Fields
  • Refraction-either manual or with our state of the art computerized EPIC System
  • Examination of the front part of your eye, including your cornea, pupil, iris, lens with the slit lamp microscope
  • Dilation
  • Examination of the inside of your eye including your retina and optic nerve
  • Professional summary of your tests
  • Recommendations to maintain healthy eyes and vision for the future

Your eye exam will take approximately 1 1/2 hours and your eyes will be dilated which means you will not be able to see up close to read or perform other near work for 4-6 hours. After your eyes are dilated, you will also be very sensitive to the light so we recommend using sunglasses. We are happy to provide disposable sunglasses to you if you prefer.

At Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, we value you as our patient and our goal is to maintain your healthy vision so we spend time talking to you about your unique eyes. Remember, we have provided eye care for over 30 years to West Michigan and will be here for the future of your care. We are always available if you have a question about your eyes or vision. We are here to serve you and thank you for choosing us as your eye care provider.

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Open your eyes to the advanced technology and professional service of Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO). We have served the needs of patients like you since 1982, keeping pace by offering the most advanced technologies available, delivered by a committed, caring and expert group of doctors and staff. We are here for the lifetime of you and your family’s eye care needs. Schedule an appointment today to experience the GRO difference.

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