A complete eye exam involves a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. Each test performed by your trusted optometrists and opticians at Brahm & Powell Guild Opticians during an eye exam evaluates a different aspect of your vision. Our comprehensive eye exams are performed in house by the optometrists of Alexandria Eye Care: Dr. Matthew Stich, Dr. Margaret Johnson, and Dr. Alison Sinyai.
Contrary to what many people believe, during a comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctors do much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our Alexandria VA opticians will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss. Additionally, some medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease, as well as certain medications, can affect eye health. It is important to discuss your medical history, and medication that you are taking with your eye doctor in order to receive proper treatment.
Among the many procedures involved in a comprehensive Alexandria eye exam, the optometrists of Brahm & Powell will perform the following: Visual Acuity Test, Color Deficiency Test, Cover Test, Retinoscopy, Refraction, Slit-Lamp Examination, Tonometry or Glaucoma Test, and a Visual Field Test. Occasionally, you will receive a dilated eye exam or a diabetic eye exam, which allows the doctor to see the back of your eye and investigate the possibility of damage to the blood vessels, the back of the eye and the optic nerve due to diabetes.