Why does the eye doctor perform so many tests?

Eye doctors perform various tests to examine all parts of the eye, as well as to gauge your overall health. Some procedures are designed to evaluate your vision, others allow the doctor to look at the structure of the eye, and still others help detect specific diseases. Visit www.EyeSiteOnWellness.com for additional information and videos about what to expect during an eye exam.

How long does an eye exam typically take?

The time can vary, but it will usually take between 30 minutes and one hour. If your eyesight requires multiple tests or if you have a more complex problem, the exam may run longer or require subsequent visits. Plan for an hour to be on the safe side.

How often should I get an eye exam?

As with any type of ongoing health care, annual eye exams are a good rule of thumb unless otherwise directed by your doctor.