Our optometrist will customize your exam based on your needs. A 7 year old child has a different visual environment than a 70 year old person. While many elements of an exam may overlap, the exam for a child should concentrate on focusing, eye teaming and efficiency. These are aspects that are very important in the development of the visual system and critical for tasks such as reading and learning.
However, as you grow and age the visual system is well established and conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration become more prevalent. This is the reason why the exam for an adult becomes a more medically oriented exam. Systemic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure are more common as well as various medications that can have negative effects on the eyes.
We think the refraction is very important too. Dr. Bhat has invested in Digital Refraction technology to ensure you will receive the most accurate prescription possible. This technology helps reduce the guessing of “which is better, one or two” while fine tuning your prescription. Even more importantly, at the press of a button you can quickly see the difference between the your old prescription and the new. This makes it much easier for you to decide whether you would benefit by purchasing new eyeglasses.