General Eye Ocular Wellness Exam

General eye exams performed regularly are essential for your eye health and best vision. Even if you believe your eyes are healthy, it’s important to receive eye exams on a regular basis. To help you do so, our expert staff at Glendale Eye Doctors provides general eye examinations for all ages at our locations.
Read more to learn about eye exams at Oregon Eye Specialists and how you can benefit your health for years to come. 

Read more to learn about eye exams at Glendale Eye Doctors and how you can benefit your health for years to come.

How Do I know If I Need An Eye Exam?

Since some eye diseases do not cause symptoms early on or at all, eye exams can serve as a powerful tool for diagnosis. Your optometrist can help you to catch serious conditions that cause blindness, such as glaucoma, early on.

You will especially benefit from regular eye exams if you:



  • Suffer from chronic headaches: Oftentimes, headaches are tied to certain eye conditions. Eye exams can help doctors diagnose the root of the problem.
  • Have been diagnosed with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes: Certain diseases put you at an increased risk of eye disease and vision loss. Regular exams can prevent or diagnose problems before they become serious.
  • Wear glasses or contacts: Eye exams can help you to determine whether your prescription needs to be adjusted.
  • Are considering LASIK or other refractive surgeries: An eye exam can tell you if you’re a good candidate for LASIK or another refractive eye surgery.v

How Often Should I have An Eye Exam?

It depends on your age. When you see your eye doctor, ask how often you should have an exam – regular eye examinations are the best way to protect your vision for a lifetime.

What Should I Expect to Happen At An Eye Exam?

At an eye exam, your doctor checks your eye health and looks for signs of eye disease. This usually takes less than an hour and does not hurt. First, your doctor asks basic questions about your medical and eye health history and examines your eyes and the surrounding tissue. Next, you have tests to measure how acute (sharp) your vision is and check abilities such as peripheral (side) vision.

Assessments Performed During A General Eye Exam:

  • Tonometry (fluid pressure)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (retina health)
  • Color Vision Evaluation
  • Refraction
  • Visual Examination
  • Visual Field Assessment
  • Eye Muscle (EOM) Health and Mobility
  • Pupil Inspection