Eye exams are critical to protecting your eye health and vision. Leslie Weil, MD, a board-certified ophthalmologist, offers comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages at Weil Eye Care Medical Center in San Carlos, California. In addition to assessing your visual acuity and prescribing corrective lenses, Dr. Weil evaluates your eye health to diagnose and treat eye diseases that could put your vision at risk. Call Weil Eye Care Medical Center or make an appointment online today.
Dr. Weil provides comprehensive eye exams, which include a wide range of tests to evaluate your eye health and visual acuity.
Dr. Weil begins by asking you about any changes you’ve noticed in your vision and briefly reviewing your overall health. Then she begins assessing your vision and eye health.
Visual acuity tests reveal the sharpness and clarity of your vision. During this test, you read sequences of letters on a Snellen eye chart.
Dr. Weil tests each eye, and then both eyes together. She uses ocular motility testing to assess how well your eyes track moving objects.
If you may need corrective lenses, Dr. Weil performs refraction to determine your glasses’ prescription. If you wear contact lenses, she will evaluate your current contact lenses or provides a new fitting for other contact lenses.
Dr. Weil also examines your overall eye health and screens for eye diseases. She uses a slit lamp exam to magnify her view of your eyes so she can study your corneas, conjunctiva, irises, lenses, and eyelids in detail.
She also tests for glaucoma and performs a retinal examination to check for signs of retinopathy, macular degeneration, as well as other retinal diseases. Dr. Weil may perform other tests if indicated from the examination such as a visual field test to check for abnormal blind spots in your vision.
At the end of your exam, Dr. Weil provides a prescription for eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. She may also recommend additional treatments such as refractive surgery like LASIK, cataract surgery, or treatment for specific eye diseases.
If you don’t wear prescription lenses and have a low risk for eye disease, you should have a comprehensive eye exam at least every two years.
However, if you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, your prescription is only valid for a year with contact lenses and two years with glasses.
Also, if you’re aged 60 or older or have an increased risk of eye disease, you should have yearly eye exams.
You use your eyes for almost everything you do, and comprehensive eye exams are the best way to protect your eye health and ensure you can see clearly.
Like most health conditions, eye diseases don’t often cause symptoms in their early stages, and untreated eye disease can lead to partial or total vision loss.
If you’re due for an eye exam, call Weil Eye Care Medical Center or make an appointment online today.