First, we will review your history and the reason you're here. Your examination will be personalized for any vision problems you may be experiencing in addition to detecting eye disease so the individual tests or sequence may vary.
Your vision will be measured at distance and near, as well as color vision, depth perception, and the proper action of the muscles of the eye and pupils. If you are a contact lens wearer we will evaluate the fit and strength as well as any issues you may be having with them.
An instrument will measure the curvature of your eye and also provide a starting point for your prescription. This information is electronically transmitted to other instruments in the examination room to prevent errors.
Dr. Mitchell will then determine the proper prescription, should you need glasses. He uses a state of the art robotic refraction system that, among many things, makes it easier to switch from your old prescription to the new one so you can see the difference.