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General Eye Exams

General Eye Exams services offered in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

General Eye Exams services offered in the greater Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY area

Regular general eye exams are vital to protect your sight and ensure you have the proper corrective glasses or lenses. Board-certified eye doctors Elias Aliprandis, MD, and Irene Rusu, MD, perform general eye exams for adults and children at Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, New York. These checkups detect conditions like glaucoma that can cause irreversible sight loss, ensuring you get treatment before you develop symptoms. Call the office or book a general eye exam online today.

General Eye Exams Q & A

What are general eye exams?

General eye exams are routine appointments where your eye doctor assesses your vision health. They’re an essential way of ensuring you don’t have any conditions that could cause sight loss and keeping your prescription up-to-date if you need corrective glasses or contact lenses.

The Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge doctors perform general eye exams for patients of all ages. They recommend annual eye exams for adults over 50 and people with existing eye conditions or sight problems.

What does a general eye exam involve?

Your general eye exam begins with a medical and family history review. Many chronic conditions like diabetes can affect eye health. Your risk of eye disease also increases if you have relatives with disorders like glaucoma or other eye health problems. Understanding your risks ensures your eye doctor performs the most relevant screening procedures.

During the eye exam, you undergo several tests, including:

Sight tests
Sight or refraction tests determine if you require sight correction or need an eyeglass prescription change. Your provider asks you to view letter charts, shapes, and various other images using state-of-the-art digital technology to create an accurate assessment.  

Glaucoma screening
Checking your eye pressure enables your provider to see if there’s any problem with the fluid exchange in your eye that could lead to glaucoma.

Pupil dilation
Your provider puts drops in your eyes to dilate (widen) the pupils, allowing them to evaluate the eye’s interior health, including the retina and optic nerve, to identify abnormalities.

Slit lamp testing
Slit lamp testing allows you to examine the internal and external eye under magnification.

You might benefit from other procedures depending on your medical history and symptoms. Examples include a biomicroscope exam to check for infections and an extraocular exam to ensure your eyes work in coordination.

A pupil response exam detects retinal disease and neurological problems. Confrontational visual field testing identifies a limited field of vision and signs of a stroke.

What happens after my general eye exam?

After the exam, your Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge eye doctor recommends treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, macular degeneration, and any other diseases they diagnose. They offer the latest medical and surgical treatments available.

They also have a full-service optical shop on-site to assist with new eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions.

Call Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge to learn more, or book your general eye exam online today.

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